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Our play areas

We provide and maintain over 70 equipped play areas throughout our district. A variety of equipment is available and ranges from traditional swings and slides, to modern climbing frames and rotating see-saws for children up to the age of 14.

Our play areas are inspected regularly to ensure that they are safe to use. Play areas in towns are inspected twice a week in the summer and once a week in the winter, whilst rural play areas used less frequently are inspected monthly.

Multi-use games areas (MUGAs) are provided for children of all ages and are generally located next to large play areas in towns. MUGAs are used for a range of ball sports and are popular with teenagers.

If there is a problem with one of our play areas or MUGAs, please contact us on 01404 515616 or email

Please note that some town and parish councils provide and manage their own play areas.