Play areas in the Vale

Play areas to start to re-open – please read the following information

We are carrying out a phased re-opening of the play areas in the Vale.  This means that we will only open a play area once safety checks have been carried out and we are happy that it is safe to use. 

  • We aim to start opening up the larger sites in Abingdon on Monday 6 July and other sites in Abingdon after that.  We will then check sites in Wantage and Faringdon over the following days.
  • The sites have been closed and not used for a few months, so we want to check all is safe before opening again so please bear with us.

Please do not enter attempt to enter or use the equipment at sites that area closed

Important information to help you stay safe in our play areas

If you plan to visit a play area once it has re-opened, we ask that you follow these few simple instructions which we have introduced to reduce the risk of people transmitting COVID-19.

  • Please wash hands before and after your visit.
  • If the play area is busy, please come back when it’s quieter.
  • Only one adult per child in the play area at a time.
  • Please follow social distancing.

If you notice any issues with one of our play areas please report it by calling 01235 422404 or by emailing

To report anti-social behaviour – call 101.

These are play areas we are responsible for:


  • Abbey Meadow, OX14 3JD
  • Abingdon Skatepark, Audlett Drive OX14 3PJ
  • Appleford Drive, OX14 2BZ
  • Barrow Hills, Audlett Drive OX14 3YN
  • Berrycroft Play Area, OX14 1JL
  • Cotman Close, OX14 5NH
  • Crosslands Drive Recreation Ground, OX14 1JY
  • Hadland Road, OX14 3XW
  • Long Furlong Open space, OX14 1XP
  • Peachcroft Park, OX14 2RR
  • Sherwood Avenue, OX14 3NL
  • Southern Town Park, Lambrick Way OX14 5TB
  • Tilsley Park, OX14 1PU
  • Tower Close, OX14 5US


  • Fogwell Open Space, OX2 9SF


  • Hill Piece, Chilton, OX11 0SX


  • Coleshill Drive, SN7 7FE
  • Marlborough Gardens, SN7 7DP
  • Pye Street Open Space, SN7 7AT
  • Volunteer Way, SN7 7YT
  • Faringdon Skatepark, Stanford Road SN7 7AQ
  • Folly View, Walker Drive, SN7 7FZ


Wolage Drive, OX12 9FD

Milton Heights

  • Midwinter Avenue, OX14 4XB
  • Stanford in the Vale
  • Forest Grove, SN7 8FA


  • Hamfield, OX12 9RD
  • Humber Close, OX12 7DT
  • Larkdown, OX12 8HF
  • Mably Grove East, OX12 9XN
  • Mably Grove West, OX12 9XN
  • Manor Road Recreation Ground, OX12 8DW
  • Smiths Wharf, OX12 9GY
  • Stockham Park, OX12 9HG
  • Stockham Way, OX12 9BH
  • The Chestnuts Play Area, OX12 7DL
  • Whitehorns Farm Road, OX12 7HH

Last reviewed: 03 - 07 - 2020

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