Play Areas

Play is important!

The Parish Council owns and maintains four playgrounds and a BMX track around the parish. The council is fully committed to improving the play provision throughout the village and has embarked on an improvement programme. The Parish Council has recently adopted Aspen Park Playground from the Cala Homes Airfield and is committed to adopt the play areas in the new housing development at the Dandara Glebe site (off Stanbridge Road).

Aspen Park Playground

Located at the former airfield off Tibbs Road, the Parish Council took over responsibility for this playground in Spring 2021. The playground features a wide range of equipment, including some more exciting and challenging pieces such as the mega-swing!

Banks Park Playground

This playground is located next to the Scout and Guide Hut at Banks Park. The old playground was very limited with little play value. The Parish Council carried out a significant refurbishment at the beginning of 2019 and we are delighted with the results. This new playground has lots of new exciting equipment to play on and is designed for under 12 years. We very pleased to get the ‘thumbs up’ from our younger parishioners.

toy boat play equipment, Banks Park Playground

boy playing with sensory play equipment, Banks Park Playground

Slide Unit, Banks Park Playground

Sheerstock Playground

Sheerstock Playground is situated by the railway line behind the houses of Sheerstock. We were delighted to completely refurbish this recreation area in July 2019.  The new equipment has lots of exciting play equipment such as swings, roundabout, trampoline and multi-play units designed for children up to 14.  There is also a sports area with a ball wall and table tennis table, which is for the use of all ages. 

new basket ball hoop, Sheerstock Playground

New, Multi-play Unit ,Sheerstock Playground

 New Hopper see-saw, Sheerstock Playground

Woodways Playground

This playground is situated on the recreation ground next to the Tennis Courts.

Woodways is a well loved playground which has been in place for a number of years. Predominately featuring wooden equipment, it has served the community well but is now starting to show its age. To ensure that the playground remains a safe and enjoyable place for our younger residents to use, the Parish Council will be refurbishing the playground in 2021.

In order to find out more about what villagers want from the playground, we carried out a survey in Spring 2021 and were very pleased to receive 200 responses. The results from the playground survey have been instrumental in shaping plans for the refurbished playground which is set to include a central fort and a refurbished ball area, amongst other things! 

Work to the playground is scheduled to begin on 9 August 2021 and will be completed in September 2021. The playground will be closed during this time. 

Woodways BMX Track Playground

The Parish Council is delighted to be providing this rare and exciting facility in Haddenham. It is only facility of its kind for miles around. The track was installed a number of years ago but hadn’t been regularly maintained. With the support of parishioners, the Parish Council completely refurbished this facility in 2017 - restoring it to its former glory!

We know how much this facility is valued by all our parishioners, regardless of their age, as the Council regularly gets correspondence from appreciative users.

The Council is delighted to provide this BMX track for future generations to enjoy.

jumps at the bmx track

the bmx track