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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.


Customer notice: Telford Town Park play area is re-opening Friday 10 July 2020

The council is unable to monitor or clean all play areas on a frequent basis and is asking visitors and users to take on this responsibility by:

  • social distancing
  • if the play area is busy, wait or come back later
  • one family member to accompany children
  • using your own hand sanitiser gel before and after your visit
  • please take any litter and wipes home with you.

FAQs

Why are you only opening some play areas and not all?
The phased re-opening is due to the large number of play areas we have and preparation required, including removing some equipment to provide social distancing and placing new signage to inform people of what they can do to stay alert.

Why are you opening the play areas when the risk of coronavirus is still there?
The recent government advice states we can now open the play areas with new safety guidance in place to minimise the risk of catching and spreading Coronavirus. This involves asking visitors to be alert by following our five steps:

  • ensure social distancing
  • if the park is busy, wait or come back later
  • using your own hand sanitiser gel before, during and after your visit
  • one family member to accompany children
  • please take any litter and wipes home with you.

How will you manage social distancing when they are open? Will this be enforced?
We are asking visitors and users to stay alert and follow our five steps at all play areas.

What care needs to be taken whilst touching surfaces?
The council is unable to monitor or clean all play areas on a frequent basis and is asking visitors and users to be alert by following our five steps:

  • social distancing
  • if the play area is busy, wait or come back later
  • using your own hand sanitiser gel before and after your visit
  • ofamily member to accompany children
  • please take any litter and wipes home with you.

How often will they be disinfected? Will there be a limit on numbers?
The council is unable to clean or monitor play areas and is asking visitors and users to be alert.




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

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.

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. *

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.




* 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.