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Play areas

Play areas

Test your skills on the giant spider's web, climb various platforms and rush back down to earth via the rocket slide. Something for all ages and abilities.

Reopening information 

As of Monday 29 March 2021 some of the government restriction rules have changed. However, many restrictions do remain in place. None essential travel can again resume but we ask that that you minimise the number of journeys you make and explore locally where you can. 

  • Maxell and Chelsea Gardens, open daily 10am – 4pm.
  • Adventure Golf, open daily, please book in advance.
  • Disc Golf, open daily, please book in advance.
  • Withy Pool – fishing available. Other pools in the area are operated by clubs. View more information about fishing facilities. Please follow the Angling Trust guidance at all times.
  • Toilets: Portaloos are open 9am – 4.30pm daily. Visitor Centre toilets are open 10am – 5pm daily.
  • Collection of golf clubs for pre booked session 11.30am – 3.15pm.
  • Takeaway and snack hut, open daily (weather permitting).
  • Sky Reach, open from Friday 2 April 2021, please book in advance.

Water play opens Monday 10 May 2021

  • To use the water play facilities you must pre-book online only. Book your water play session in advanced now.
  • Walk-ins on the day are only considered if a session is not fully booked or if someone does not turn up.
  • The session times below will be adhered to even if those booking/booked on arrive late.
  • You will need to arrive ‘pool ready’ as there are strictly no changing, locker or drying facilities on site.
  • Due to the current social distancing requirements a maximum of 10 people per session are allowed on the water play. This includes a parent supervising a child. The parent will also need to book a place at the time of booking.
  • There are 6 sessions per day each lasting 30 minutes:
    • Session 1: 11am – 11.30am
    • Session 2: 11.45am – 12.15pm
    • Session 3: 12.30pm – 1pm
    • Session 4: 1.15pm – 1.45pm
    • Session 5: 2pm – 2.30pm
    • Session 6: 2.45pm – 3.15pm.
  • During the 15 minutes between sessions the team will sanitize touch points, complete water checks and turnaround the groups on each sessions.
  • Whilst on the pad please abide to 2 metre social distancing.
  • It is everyone’s responsibility not attend if you have COVID-19 symptoms:
    • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
    • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
    • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.
  • A test and trace QR code system is in place.
  • Please be aware that we have toilets on site but there is a one way queue system in place therefore at busy times you may need to wait to access a toilet.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Government guidance: Keeping yourself and others safe

Whilst in the Town Park we ask that you adhere to the central government guidance:

  • you can meet up outdoors with friends and family you do not live with, either:
    • in a group of up to 6 from any number of households (children of all ages count towards the limit of 6)
    • in a group of any size from up to two households (each household can include an existing support bubble, if eligible)
    • you should stay 2 metres apart from anyone who is not in your household or support bubble where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings) if you cannot stay 2 metres apart.
  • You should follow the guidance on how to stop the spread of coronavirus at all times, including if you have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

You should follow this guidance in full to limit the transmission of COVID-19. It is underpinned by law.

Event update: Tom Jones, Bryan Adams and Olly Murs are coming to Telford Town Park

  • Tom Jones will play the QEII Area on Friday 3 September 2021.
  • Bryan Adams will play the QEII Arena on Saturday 3 July 2021.
  • Olly Murs will play the QEII Arena on Sunday 5 September 2021 .

Visit Tickets Telford for more information and to book tickets

Illustration of a family playing in the sand pit at Telford Town Park

Toddlers area / sandpit

This play area holds great adventure for the toddler and seating for the parents.

The sand pit contains manually operated diggers that can be used to build the perfect sand castle and then knock it down with one swoop of the bucket.

Picture of the rocket slide in Telford Town Park

Rocket slide

As much a land mark in the park as Stirchley Chimney this piece of play equipment is located within an area aimed at age 7 and above.

See if you dare climb the platforms and rush back down to earth via one of the two enclosed dark chutes.

Also within this play area is a tyre swing, balance beam and cross scales equipment to enjoy.

Illustration of two children climbing on the spiders web at Telford Town Park

Spiders web / space net

Recently renovated and originally the largest in Britain, our giant spider’s web stands at 12 meters and will test your skills and coordination to get to the top.

Aimed at the older child it is worth the effort for the great views across the park and Southwater.

Picture of two children on a nest swing in Telford Town Park

All-inclusive play

Designed with less abled children and young people in mind, the all-inclusive playground provides equipment for all abilities. Including a wheel chair accessible climbing frame, revolva roundabout, home seesaw, and nest swing.

A level and colourful wet pore surface makes it accessible for all types of wheelchairs.

Built around the Normal Chapel with views across the Withy Pool and plenty of seating it is another ideal location to relax whilst family members explore.

Illustration of children playing in the water play area at Telford Town Park

Water play

From 10 May 2021 you need to pre-book your water play session online. Book your session now.

Looking for something a little different to do next time you visit Telford Town Park? Why not visit our water play area the first in Shropshire.

Our water play is fun and exciting for children of all ages and what's more its free to use.


Image of the trim trail

Trim trail

Whether its play time or you are trying to shed those pounds the trim trial provides a range of equipment to be enjoyed by all age ranges and skill levels. Located in the play areas.

Image of the trim trail

Teenage activity area

Located close to the Visitor Centre this space accommodates two multi use games areas for 5 aside football, basketball and tennis. These courts are free to use for the general public and footballs and basket balls are available for hire from the Visitor Centre.

The area also has tiered grass seating that forms a mini amphitheatre with stage. Ideal for informal play or for event hire.

Expect pressurised water jets, sneaky soakers, wildlife imagery, musical fountain jets as well as individual and team play features to keep your little ones entertained for hours.

We ask that all children are supervised at all times whilst in this play area. We also ask that young children wear waterproof nappies.

Located close to the Visitor Centre where sun cream, towels and children's swimwear are available to purchase should you forget to bring them along on your day out.

Opening times are 11am - 4pm mid-season ( March, April, September), high season (May - August) 11am - 5pm. High season also includes the Easter holidays. (Weather permitting).

Please note: Changing areas are not provided but toilet facilities and first aid kits can be found within our Visitor Centre.