Quality, accessibility and play value
To help ensure our sites are clean and safe, inspections are currently carried out daily, weekly or monthly throughout the year on our own system and criteria. Once a year an independent expert reviews the condition and safety of every play facility.
In May 2010, Play Hastings and the Parks and Open Spaces team created an audit of our play spaces using an audit criteria model designed by ourselves. The audit model is based partly on the original used in the Parks and Opens Spaces Strategy and partly using Play England's criteria. This audit system is used to evaluate play spaces.
The audit scores are based on three key areas:
- play value
Amicus Horizon and Orbit South also agreed to audit their play grounds and a joint Hastings and St Leonards Play Space Strategy is now in place. A number of playgrounds provided as part of new developments remain unadopted - they are open for use, but are maintained by the Developer.
We elected not to audit these until adoption, but as ownership and maintenance of the sites progress, an audit will take place. The new play spaces will then be added to our ownership list.
Please use our online form to report an unclean or unsafe play area.
Please contact us for further information.
Alexandra Park Lower Play Space
Alexandra Park Lower Play Space is a large fenced play space located within a public green space. The Play space features lots of climbing opportunity, suitable for all ages but mostly play opportunities for 5 to 10 year olds.
Within this Playground is a bucket swing with support straps available to hire from the café. The play space also features an inclusive ground level accessible roundabout and a ramped wooden play unit.
Parking, toilets and café are close by. There is lots of spaces to picnic and play ball games and explore nature. The Play space is situated near to the park boating lake.
The nearest road is Lower Park Road TN34 2LB
Alexandra Park, Upper Play Space, Shornden
Alexandra Park, Upper Play Space is a partly fenced play space with climbing, sliding swinging and balancing. The play space provides mostly play opportunities for children aged from birth to 10 years.
The play space also includes a large wooden climbing caterpillar. There are opportunities to play in wooded area, feed the ducks and space to picnic on site. Parking is available close by.
The play space is situated in Upper Park Road TN37 6SL.
Bembrook Road Natural Play Space
Bembrook Road Natural Play Space is a large, play space suitable for all ages. The play equipment is situated on large hilly natural space and is unfenced and includes climbing, sliding, swinging, balancing and a zip wire.
There is also fixed outdoor adult exercise equipment and space for ball games. In addition to the main play site there is a timber play trail situated next to the Old London Road green space entrance. There is a picnic space with parking near by.
Access to the play space is via Bembrook Road TN34 3PD from Croft Road or from the bottom end of Old London Road.
Bos Field Play Space
Bos Field Play Space is a fenced local play area with traditional play equipment including swings, slides, climbing and spinning. The play space is situated within large green space suitable for ball games and picnics and at the lower end of Elphinstone Road next to the allotments TN34 2AX.
Carnoustie Close Play Space
Carnoustie Close Play Space is a small local play area situated between two private dwellings. It is in need of refurbishment but currently offers spinning, sliding and climbing for all ages.
Carnoustie Close is off Filsham Road TN38 OAL
Celandine Drive Play space
This is a large fenced play space situated in a newly built neighbourhood.
The play space offers sliding, swinging, climbing, seesaw, crawling and places to sit and picnic. The space is suitable for all ages.
Situated in Celandine Drive, St Leonards on Sea, TN38 OXT
Cookson Gardens is a small local fenced play space which includes swings, rockers and a multi play item. Is suitable for children up to 10 years.
Cookson Gardens off Fredrick Road TN35 5QH
Gensing Gardens Play Space
Gensing Gardens Play Space is a large fenced play space located within public green space suitable for picnics and ball games. There are play opportunities for all ages which include spinning, climbing, swinging and sliding and there is parking near by.
The play space is situated between London Road and Charles Road TN37 6AU
Hare Way Play Space
Hare Way Play Space is a small unequipped fenced local play area. This play space is currently under review.
The play space is located off Little Ridge Avenue TN37 7UG
Harvest Way Play Space
Harvest Way Play Space is a small fenced local play area offering sliding and swinging opportunities.
The play space is located off Little Ridge Avenue TN37 7SL
Hastings Adventure Playground
Hastings Adventure Playground is owned by Hastings Borough Council but staffed and managed by In2play. The outdoor play space contains zip wire, tyre swings, slides and lots of loose parts to build and play with.
The play space includes a changing hoist. The indoor play space has room for cooking, arts and crafts etc. There are toilets and changing facilities on site and free parking close by. The Play Space is aimed at 8 to 13 year olds and is open from 3pm four days after school and from 10.30am on Saturdays.
Contact In2play: 01424 421201/432742/07910225914 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
The play space is at Upper Broomgrove Road TN34 3PL
Heron Close Play Space
Heron Close Play Space is a small fenced local play area, in need of refurbishment and offers some climbing for all ages and toddler swings.
The play space is located off Harley Shute Road TN38 8DX
High Water View Play Space
High Water View Play Space is a newly refurbished fenced local play area offering some climbing, sliding, swinging and spinning opportunity for all ages.
The play space is located at the top of Battle Road (turn left at the roundabout) TN38 8EL
Kensington Close Play Space
Kensington Close Play Space is a fairly large fenced local play area offering swinging, spinning, seesaw, football, sliding and climbing opportunities for all ages.
The play space is located off Bodiam Drive TN38 9TL
Mare Bay Close Play Space
Mare Bay Close Play Space is a small fenced local unequipped play garden that offers space to play, sit and explore. Suitable for all ages.
Mare Bay is situated off Battle Road TN38 8EQ
Ore Valley Road Play Space
This is a small fenced play space is situated in a new housing development. The Play Space offers opportunities for swinging with a basket swing and baby swing and flat swing and sliding, climbing, spinning and a seesaw. There is parking close by.
Ore Valley Road is situated off of Hughenden Road, Hastings, TN34 3FD
Seafront - Pelham Play Space and Trail
Pelham Playground is a large fenced playground directly next to the beach. If offers swinging, climbing, sliding, seesaw, sandplay and music play. The play Space is suitable for all ages. Parking and toilets are situated nearby. The space is located next to Pelham car park on Hastings seafront. TN34 3UY
Located along Hastings seafront and St Leonards are pockets of play and exercise trail equipment suitable for a range of ages. All site s follow along the promenade which runs parallel with the A259. Please note there is quite a walk between the Play Trail sites.
The Trail next to Pelham car park offers balancing and monkey bars. Hastings TN34 3UY
The Trail next opposite Warrior Square Gardens offers climbing, balancing and sliding. St Leonards on Sea TN37 0DD
The Trail opposite Grosvenor Gardens offers balancing, climbing, crawling and monkey bars play. St Leonards on Sea TN38 0AE
Seaside Road Play Space
Seaside Road Play Space is a fenced play space suitable for all ages, offering climbing, sliding, swinging and sand play with a separate ball games area. There is parking and picnic area next to the play space. Suitable for all ages.
The play space is located on Sea Side Road TN38 OAL
St Johns Road Play Space
St Johns Road Play Space (The Tracks) is a large fenced urban style play space offering climbing, swinging, sliding and spinning for all ages and there is parking nearby. Suitable for all ages.
The play space is located on St Johns Road next to Warrior Square Train Station TN37 6HL
Waterside Close Play Space
Waterside Close Play Space is a small, fenced local play area with swinging and climbing opportunities for all ages and parking nearby.
The play space is located off Deepdene Gardens TN35 5TD
The West Hill play space is situated within a public green space at the top of the West Hill. There are swings, climbing, balancing, spinning, sliding and sand play suitable for all ages with plenty of space for picnics and ball games. There are parking and toilets nearby.
The play space is located on Castle Hill TN34 3RD
Wishing Tree natural Play Space
Wishing Tree natural Play Space is a large unfenced play space offering swinging, climbing, sliding and a zip wire. The space offer opportunities to explore nature with space for ball games, a skate bowl and a smaller fenced more traditional style play space for younger children. Suitable for all ages.
The play space is located between Wishing Tree Road North and Marline Road TN38 9LJ