Play areas

Tunbridge Wells is home to a number of play areas which are listed below.

Playgrounds situated on TWBC sites are inspected weekly for faults by our grounds maintenance contractor. Minor repairs are carried out during the handyman’s visit; larger repairs are reported to TWBC Parks team and carried out as soon as parts can be obtained. Parks Technical Officer carries out operational inspections of the playgrounds once a month. All playgrounds are inspected annually by a RoSPA accredited specialist to ensure the long-term safety of the site and equipment.

Barnett's Wood Play Area

Natural playground with a basket swing and timber activity trail, located near the picnic area in the beautiful Barnett’s Wood Nature Reserve.

Dunorlan Park

Natural play area located in beloved Dunorlan Park, contains basket swings, slide, timber activity trail and the Dunorlan Dragon!

Grosvenor Recreation Ground

Recently refurbished, Grosvenor playground is quite large and very well equipped for toddlers and older children; it contains a ball games area and a small cycle track. Toilet facilities and a café are located next to the playground.

The Grove

The Grove has a small but well equipped children's play area and is close to the town and Pantiles.

Hawkenbury Recreation Ground

A popular and well equipped play area suitable for toddlers and older children, Hawkenbury Rec boasts sports facilities, woodlands and meadows.

Hilbert Recreation Ground

Wheeled sports area with equipment for skateboarding and BMX bikes, and a single football goal situated nearby.

The Hunters (Showfields)

Recently refurbished small playground contains play equipment for toddlers and older children, and a fenced off ball games area with basketball posts.

Huntley Park

Single piece of toddler equipment; mainly used by local children.

Julian Hewitt Recreation Ground

Small play area with swings and a slide, and a green space for games.

Mary Caley Recreation Ground, Rusthall

Well equipped, attractive and very popular play area for children of all ages.

Oak Road Play Area

Placed alongside Oak Road Doorstep Green, the play area is very spacious and full of challenging play equipment, including an aerial ropeway. There is also an informal bike course alongside the play area and newly installed outdoor gym suitable for teenagers and adults.

Ramslye Road Play Area

Local play area for junior children; owned and managed by Town and Country Housing Group. For any enquiries call 01892 501780.

St John's Recreation Ground

St John’s playground is very spacious and full of exciting play equipment, including an aerial ropeway and sand pit for younger children. There is also a small concrete skate park area, ball games area with basketball posts and tennis courts, and a large meadow. Toilet facilities and a café are located close to the playground.

St. Mark's School Play Area

St. Mark’s School community playground; located in Ramslye Road. A hardsurfaced area at the playing field of St. Mark's School, usually available for play during out-of-school hours, equipped with basketball nets and goalposts.

Sherwood Road Play Area

A small play area but a wide variety of equipment, including a small ball games area with a football goal and basketball post.

Showfields Infant Play Area

Play area for infants located near local library.

Southwood Road Recreation Ground, Rusthall

Playground at Southwood Road Rec is very spacious and suitable for both toddlers and older children, including an aerial ropeway and selection of timber equipment. There is also a small concrete skate park area, ball games area with basketball posts and tennis courts, and a BMX cycle track.

Woodlands Park Play Area

A play area next to St. John's CoE Primary School, sharing use of the school playground outside of school hours.

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