Outdoor Play Areas

A list of all the play and activity areas in Bournemouth for children and teenagers

We manage a number of playgrounds and activities for young people, from toddlers to teenagers.

The equipment in our playgrounds is fun and suitable for all children, this means it is accessible for wheelchair users.

We inspect all our playgrounds weekly and have safety inspections for insurance every year to make sure they are as safe as possible.

All children’s play areas are dog free zones, see our Byelaws for more information.

Download the map of our parks and playgrounds.

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Please use the postcodes as a guide only - we've tried to get them as close to the playgrounds as possible.

Outdoor Play Areas

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Alum Chine  

Alumhurst Rd, Westbourne

BH4 8ER

Toddlers to juniors 

Toddler padding pool, enclosed play park, multi-play, see-saw, toddler swings, spinning bowl, large wooden pirate ship and slide.

Other facilities - Beach, restaurants, seasonal café.  Pay car park at the beach entrance or free off road parking.

 

Boscombe Chine Gardens

Christchurch Road

BH1 4AA

Toddlers to teens and disabled children

Assessable basket swing and see-saw, water play, toddler play, ball court.

Other facilities - Beach, gardens, mini golf, seasonal café, wooded walks, picnic areas, recreational grass areas. Access to cliff tops and beach. Street parking or cliff top pay parking.

 

Bournemouth Cycling Centre

Slades Farm Rd, Ensbury Park

BH10 4EP

Teenagers and adults

250m outdoor cycle track

Other facilities – Access to woodland walks, sports pitches and changing facilities.  Free street parking.

 

Central Gardens  

Avenue Rd

BH2 6EY

Toddlers to teens

Wooden adventure style play equipment, interactive play sculpture and planting, play house, slide, nest swing, climbing frame with cargo nets and a cableway/zip-line, sand pit. 

Other facilities - Café, toilets, tennis courts. Access to central garden, beach and town centre. Pay parking.

 

Churchill Gardens

Walpole Rd, Boscombe

BH1 4ES

Toddlers to teens

Multi play, swings, roundabouts, climbing frame, ball court and open space play area for ball games. 

Other facilities - Free limited street parking.

 

Fishermans Walk

Southbourne Overcliff, Southbourne

BH5 2EJ

Toddlers to juniors 

Sand pit play area, multi play, toddler swings, slide and sand diggers. 

Other facilities - Toilets, café, cliff top walks and beach access. Free street parking.

 

Iford Playing Fields

 BH6 5NF

Teenagers

BMX track, playing fields and open space recreational area.

 

Kings Park Play Ground -

'Timber Tangle' (shown)

(Ashley Road), Boscombe

BH7 7AF

Toddlers to teens

'Timber Tangle' wooden adventure play.

Climbing frame, swings, roundabout, ball court, slides. 

Other facilities - Café, sports pitches, orienteering , athletics track, large open areas, indoor bowls . Free off road parking.

 

Kings Park Play Ground

Clarence Park Rd, Boscombe

BH7 6LE

Toddlers to juniors

Multi play, swings, see-saw. 

Other facilities - Café, sports pitches, orienteering , athletics track, large open areas, indoor bowls . Free off road parking

Kings Park Skate Park

(next to the athletics stadium)

 BH7 7AF

Teenagers

Skate park, accessible from Ashley Rd or Gloucester Rd. 

Other facilities - Café, sports pitches, orienteering, athletics track, large open areas, indoor bowls . Free off road parking.

 Watch a video on Kings Park Skate Park (external content - Bournemouth Borough Council are not responsible for external content)

Kinson Common Play

Poole Lane, Kinson

BH11 9DY

Toddlers to teens and disabled children

Adventure play site, climbing frame, rope bridge, slide, roundabouts, sand pit, picnic tables,  basket swings. Open space play area.

Other facilities - Access to Kinson Nature Reserve and free street parking.

 

Littledown Park

Castle Lane East, Chaseside

BH7 7DX

Toddlers to teens

Large seasonal outdoor paddling pool, open space play area, multi play, swings, climbing frame, aerial runway, slide, picnic tables.

Other facilities – Lake, food kiosk, toilets, café at Littledown Leisure Centre, seasonal model railway rides. Free parking.

 

Moordown Recreation Ground

Endfield Rd, Moordown

BH9 1TL

Toddlers to teens

Multi play, swings, roundabout, sand pit, ball court. 

Other facilities - Bowls club, seasonal café and toilets, tennis courts. Free street parking.

 

Moore Avenue Park

West Howe

BH11 8AY

Toddlers to teens

Multi play, swings, roundabout, ball court, skate board area, open space ball play.

Muscliff Park

Shillingstone Drive, Muscliffe

BH9 3LR

Toddlers to juniors

Slides, swings, roundabouts, picnic table, open space play

Pelhams Park  

Millhams Rd, Kinson

BH10 7LF

Toddler to teens

Water play, sand pit, swings, picnic tables, open space play.

Other facilities – Pelhams Park Leisure Centre Free parking

Poole Lane Playground

Poole Lane, West Howe

BH11 9EB

Toddlers to juniors

Climbing frame, swings, spinning bowls, log labyrinth maze, open space ball play. 

Other facilities – Free street parking

Poole Lane BMX  

Poole Lane, West Howe

BH11 9EB

Teenagers

BMX circuit.

Other facilities – Free street parking

Queen's Park

Queen's Park West Drive

Toddlers to Juniors

Woodland-themed play area with wooden adventure runs, climbing frame, slides, swings

Other facilities - Cafe and toilets. Free parking. Playing fields, Woodland trails.

Redhill Park  

Redhill Drive

BH10 6AN

Toddlers to teens

Football facilities, baby paddling pool, multi play, climbing frame, swings, see-saw, ball court, small skate zone, open space play.

Other facilities - Café, toilets, Redhill Common Nature Reserve the other side of Redhill Avenue. Free parking

Seafield Gardens

Seafield Rd, Southbourne

BH6 3JF

Toddlers to teens

Multi play, swings, see-saw, tennis, bowls.

Other facilities – Seasonal café and toilets. Free street parking.

 

Setley Gardens Play Area  

Holbury Close, Chesildene Drive

BH8 0HQ

Toddlers to teens

Climbing frames, swings, aerial runway, log trail, open space play area, slides.

Other facilities – Free street parking.

 

Slades Farm

Slades Farm Rd, Ensbury Park

BH10 4EW

Toddlers to juniors

Swings, slide, large open space play.

Other facilities – Access to woodland walks, sports pitches and changing facilities. Free street parking.

 

Slades Farm Skate and BMX Park  

Slades Farm Rd, Ensbury Park

BH10 4EW

Teenagers

Skate park also suitable for BMX and roller-blading.

Other facilities – Access to woodland walks, sports pitches and changing facilities, Cycling Centre, free car park.

  Watch a video on Slades Farm Skate and BMX park (external content - Bournemouth Borough Council are not responsible for external content)

Springbourne Library Gardens

Holdenhurst Road

BH8 8BX

Toddlers to juniors

Toddler multiplay and swings, basket swing, willow tunnel.

Other facilities - Small public gardens with seating, plant borders, trees, story telling area, wooden sculptures, small lawn.

 

The Rookery

(off Cranleigh Rd), Southbourne

BH6 5AZ

Juniors to teens

Log/activity trail, basket swing, aerial runway, wood setting, picnic tables.

Other facilities - Free street parking on Beaufort Road or Iford Lane.

 

Noyce Gardens, Townsend 

Jewell Rd, Townsend

BH8 0JZ

Toddlers to teens

Small BMX track and half pipe, multi play, aerial runway, swings, slide, open space play area.  

 

Tuckton Gardens (Riverlands)

Wick Lane, Southbourne

BH6 3BN

Toddlers to juniors

 

Multi play, swings, see-saw.

Other facilities – Riverside setting and walks, golf course, café and toilets at Tuckton Tea Gardens. Access to Wick Meadows and Hengistbury Head and harbour ferry. Pay parking.

 

Winton Recreation Ground

Maxwell Rd, Winton

BH9 1DQ

Toddlers to teens

Multi play, roundabouts, see-saw, open space ball play,

Other facilities – Cricket pitch, bowls, tennis, seasonal café and toilets. On site and free street parking

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