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Children's Play area

May 2021 Update

The children's play area is inspected annually to ensure that it is safe to use. This year’s inspection highlighted that major repairs to the play equipment were needed. The area for under 7s is now open; however, the play area for older children is unfortunately still closed. We are hoping to open as soon as possible and apologies for any inconvenience.  Please check our website and social media outlets for further updates.

Thank you for your continued support.


General Information

The children's play area at Lydiard Park is one of Swindon's favourite family destinations. With colourful, state-of-the-art play and climbing equipment suitable for children of all ages, there's lots of fun to be had climbing, swinging and sliding. Explore the Triaction Special - a huge climbing frame with masses of slides and poles to go down and climb the Giant Octonet with its intricate maze of rope ladders.

We have installed sensory panels to add a different experience for all children using the play area. These include a woodland finger maze, ladder rattle and rain wheel.

There is a dedicated play area for toddlers, with special equipment to enjoy swinging, climbing and sliding. Both play areas are located next to the Forest Cafe and park toilets.  The aerial adventure play area next door is managed by Jungle Parc.