New £320,000 play area for Abingdon’s Abbey Meadow

We are providing an exciting new £320,000 play area in Abingdon’s Abbey Meadow.

The main play area has been designed to bring local history to life, particularly for children, with the centrepiece Grand Abbey including climbing towers, wobbly bridges and climbing nets.  Next to the Grand Abbey will be a river scene featuring a boat to climb on and a mini Abingdon Lock to walk along. 

There will be a new sensory area and play garden for toddlers to explore, while a new pathway will ensure the new play area is fully accessible for those with disabilities, with inclusive equipment such as a broad slide, trampoline and roundabout also on offer. 

The new area will also feature monkey bars, a diamond climbing net, aerial seesaw, more seating and litter bins, and the popular rocking horse, which is part of the existing site, will be refurbished. 

The site will also include an informal area for ball games, a seating area, and lots of traditional play equipment such as slides, swings, a climbing net and a zip line. 

The revamp is part of a major £615,000 project to improve Abbey Meadow - attracting more visitors throughout the year. 

The new play area is being designed and constructed by playground specialists eibe Play Ltd.

Subject to approval and good weather, the new play area will be open for early summer. 


Last reviewed: 13 - 01 - 2017

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