Find a play area
We manage 52 play areas in Horsham District and there are many more across the area managed by Parish councils and private companies.
Blue swing icons mark play areas we manage
Brown swing icons mark play areas managed by other authorities
Green tree icons mark open spaces with no play areas
Orange wheelchair icons mark play areas that have wheelchair-accessible equipment.
Pink wheelchair icons mark play areas that have equipment more suited to children with limited mobility
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Select your local area from the list below to view the play areas we manage.
New Barn Road Recreation Ground, Amberley BN18 9LT
Cricket green and public open space.
Alban Head Playing Fields, Sandy Lane, Watersfield RH20 1NE
Play area set in large open space with public footpath access to adjacent woodland. Car park.
Brookview Play Area, Coldwaltham RH20 1LX
Spacious play area including a new spinning space net and a striking toddler unit.
Ashurst Recreation Ground, School Lane, Ashurst BN44 3AY
Recreation ground with a play area for younger children, football pitches, a car park and good wheelchair access.
Kings Field Play Area, Northcroft, Henfield BN5 9DN
Large recreation ground, featuring two play areas and a concrete skate park. Dogs welcome.
Rothery Play Area, Nep Town Road, Henfield BN5 9DN
Younger children’s play area adjoining a recreation ground.
St Peter’s Play Area, Deer Park, Henfield BN5 9HH
Adventure-style play area. Car park.
Tottington Woods, Small Dole
A local nature reserve of semi-ancient woodland. Good wheelchair access.
Woods Mill Nature Reserve, Henfield BN5 9SD
Explore this wonderful nature reserve with an all weather path and boardwalks. Car park, toilets, good wheelchair access.
Bramber Castle, Steyning BN44 3WE
Explore the ruins of this 11C motte and bailey in a wonderful setting.
Ashington Recreation Ground, Church Lane, Ashington RH20 3JX
Open grass area with a junior football goal.
Foster Lane Play Area, Ashington RH20 3PG
Two play zones, one for younger children and the other for teens. Car park.
Posthorses Play Area, Turnpike Way, Ashington RH20 3QG
Play area featuring a tyre swing, large slide and picnic benches.
Sullington Recreation Ground, Sullington RH20 3PP
An open space with football wall and basketball area.
Spierbridge Road, Sullington RH20 4PG
Large modern play area with lots of challenge and opportunity for groups to play.
Sullington Warren, Water Lane, Sullington RH20 3LZ
Explore heathland areas and pinewoods at this National Trust property.
The Glade, Storrington RH20 4GL
An area of woodland with a circular walk.
Sandgate Park, Sandgate Lane, Storrington RH20 3JH
A large wooded area with pleasant walks.
Clevelands Gardens, Cleve Way/Carpenters, Billingshurst RH14 9RA
Large area of open space with benches and pathway leading through wooded area. Good wheelchair access, parking nearby.
Jubilee Fields, Billingshurst RH14 9HZ
Large area of open space including football and cricket fields, a trim trail, benches, sports pavilion and fishing lake. Good wheelchair access, car park, toilets nearby and dogs welcome.
Lower Station Road Recreation Ground, Natts Lane, Billingshurst RH14 9EX
Large area of open space with benches, play equipment and a small trim trail. Good wheelchair access, car park nearby.
Manor Fields, Coombe Hill/Rowan Drive, Billingshurst RH14 9BU
Good wheelchair access, car park nearby.
Ostlers View, Billingshurst RH14 9LU
Undulating open space along the river featuring a play area with a zip wire.
Parbrook, Billingshurst RH14 9PQ
Undulating open space featuring a space net and large climbing unit. Dogs welcome.
The Common, Broadbridge Heath RH12 0TH
Good play area designed for young children. Car park nearby.
Charrington Way Play Area, Broadbridge Heath RH12 3TH
Small play area with adjacent field.
Village Centre Play Area, Wickhurst Lane, Broadbridge Heath RH12 3LY
Play area featuring wide range of play value for younger and older children. Dogs welcome, good wheelchair access, car park nearby.
Churchmans Meadow, Pondfield Road, Rudgwick RH12 3EN
Exciting adventure play area in rural setting.
Foxholes, Rudgwick RH12 3DX
A fox themed play area suitable for younger children, with a multi-play unit, inclusive spinner and nest swing.
Rudgwick Recreation Ground, RH12 3JJ
Traditional play area next to recreation ground.
KGV Field, The Grattons, Slinfold RH13 0QL
Play area designed for all ages set in a good sized open area with green space to run free.
Six Acres, Slinfold RH13 0TH
A small, modern play area designed for young children.
Cowfold Recreation Ground, Cowfold RH13 8AA
Traditional play area set in a large recreation ground. Car park.
Church Close Play Area, Lower Beeding RH13 6NS
Small play area in large recreation ground.
Amberley Close/Rowlands Road Horsham RH12 4LH
Bartholomew Way Play Area, RH12 5HG
Adventure play area in a woodland setting, featuring a zip wire. Car park.
Beech Road Open Space, RH12 4TX
Open space next to farmland and allotments, on the riverside walk. Dogs welcome.
Blackhorse Way Play Area, RH12 1SQ
Popular, modern town centre play area next to Sainsbury’s. Toilets, car park, good wheelchair access.
Bluebell Park, Jackdaw Lane/ Bluebell Close, RH12 5WB
Large landscaped play area and recreation ground, featuring mounding, a scooter roundabout and a birds nest swing. Car park nearby, good wheelchair access.
Earles Meadow Open Space
Wooded wetland with boardwalk. Dogs welcome.
Holbrook Play Area, RH12 5EZ
Well used play area in the grounds of Holbrook Tythe Barn. Play equipment for both toddlers and juniors is provided, including a zip wire. Dogs welcome, good wheelchair access, car park.
Leechpool & Owlbeech Woods, Harwood Road, RH13 6SG
Ancient woodland and heathland can be explored through self guided trails. Good wheelchair access.
North Heath Copse, Pondtail Road, RH12 5HT
Woodland with stream running through it. Dogs welcome.
Park Farm Close, RH12 5EU
Forest themed play area for younger children, including swings and a multi-play unit with bridge, slide nets and ramps.
On-street parking only.
Pondtail Recreation Ground, Heath Way/ Amundsen Road, RH12 5XX
Bright, modern play area set in a recreation ground. Dogs welcome, car park nearby, good wheelchair access.
Redkiln Way. RH13 5QH
Bright, modern play area with a space theme. On-street parking only.
South Holmes Open Space, Owlbeech Way, RH13 6AW
Large play area offering lots of adventure play in a woodland setting. Dogs welcome, car park, good wheelchair access.
Woodstock Close, RH12 5YT
Adventure trail style play area set in a large recreation ground. Car park.
Wren Close, RH12 5HD
Jungle themed play area for younger children, including a forest tree with slide, rock wall and climbing frame. On-street parking only.
Bennetts Field, Brighton Road, RH13 6EZ
Open space with views of Horsham, featuring a modern play area and ball court. Dogs welcome, car park, good wheelchair access.
Birches Road, RH12 4NH
Bright, modern play area. Good wheelchair access.
Blackhorse Way Play Area, RH12 1SQ
Popular, modern town centre play area next to Sainsbury’s. Toilets, car park and good wheelchair access.
Chesworth Farm, Queensway/Chesworth Lane, RH13 5AP
A beautiful open space just 10 minutes' walk from Horsham Town. Explore the meadows on foot or using the Pedlar's Way cycle path.
Denne Hill, Causeway, RH12 1HE
A circular five-kilometre walk from Horsham Town gives great views from the top of Denne Hill.
Fenhurst Close Community Garden, RH12 1UX
Small community garden with seating and play features. Good wheelchair access.
Groombridge Way Play Area, RH12 1XD
Large landscaped play area featuring a sand pit and large mound. Car park nearby, good wheelchair access.
Horsham Park, North Parade, RH12 2BP
Flagship park with landscaped children’s play area, children’s maze, café & duck pond. Toilets, car parks, good wheelchair access.
Needles Recreation Ground, Hills Farm Lane, RH12 1TZ
Open space, with seating, ball court and exciting active zone featuring a birds nest swing. Dogs welcome, car park, good wheelchair access.
Lots of fun can be had walking along the rivers which surround Horsham. Work out different sections of the route to try. Dogs welcome.
St Leonards Forest, Hammerpond Road, RH13 6PG
A giant patchwork of woodlands, heathy rides and glades. The High Weald Landscape Trail runs through the forest for 11km from Horsham to Handcross. Car park.
Victory Road Recreation Ground, Victory Road, RH12 2JF
Large play area offering lots of play value, next to a large recreation ground with garden seating area. Dogs welcome, good wheelchair access.
Cedar Drive Play Area, Southwater RH13 9UH
Traditional play area located next to football field and Pondfarm Ghyll woodland and river. Dogs welcome, good wheelchair access.
Downs Link Bridleway
A level waymarked route from Guildford to Steyning, open to walkers, horse riders and cyclists.
Southwater Country Park, Cripplegate Lane, Southwater RH13 9UN
This site offers a good selection of outdoor activities and includes ‘The Quarry’, which is managed for nature conservation, and Dinosaur Island play area. Toilets, dogs welcome, car park, good wheelchair access.
Southwater Leisure Centre Play Area Pevensey Road, Southwater RH13 9XZ
Traditional play area next to recreation ground.
Read our Play Strategy
The Horsham District Play Strategy has been completed for 2017-2027. Its aim is to improve children’s opportunities and experiences in public places. The Play Strategy will ensure that wherever they spend the majority of their free time, children and young people aged 0-17 should have access to spaces and facilities for play and informal recreation.
Read the strategy
Upcoming play projects
Much of our play improvement programme relies on funds obtained through external grants. We can usually only access these funds through a local community group or friends group.
If you think your local play area needs renovation and you can drum up some enthusiasm from local people to get involved, get in touch and see if you could make a difference to your local play space.
If you wish to discuss any ideas or issues around children's play, please call us on 01403 215256 or email email@example.com