Play in Rother


Play in Rother

Rother District Council maintains more than 30 public outdoor play facilities in Rother ranging from equipped play areas for toddlers and juniors through to skate-parks and ball-courts for older children and young people.

Our parks and open spaces also provide a pleasant and safe environment for play and informal recreation.  Many of the Town and Parish Councils provide play facilities in addition to those that we manage.

We recognise that play is a very important part of a child's life and that more can be done to increase play opportunities for children and young people in Rother.  In 2012 the play facilities in Egerton Park, Bexhill underwent a complete makeover creating a fantastic new play-zone for children of all ages.  We have subsequently carried out smaller refurbishment projects at other sites and are supporting communities where possible to improve provision.

Play For Coronation Gardens, Battle

Last autumn the play area at Coronation Gardens in Battle underwent a complete refurbishment following several years of planning and fund-raising by the community group 'Play for Coronation Gardens' (PFCG).  With the support of the council and the housing association Optivo, PFCG consulted local families and friends to find out what they would like the new facility to offer.  The scheme that has been implemented is based on these wishes and includes a zip-wire, a new roundabout, a unit incorporating various play features for toddlers and young children and a 4m climbing net for older children.

The project was funded primarily by Rother District Council, but a significant contribution from Optivo was also instrumental in making the scheme as close as possible to what residents wanted.  PFCG worked hard to add to the funding pot securing grants and contributions from Sussex Police, Battle Town Council, Battle Lions, English Wine Tasting Tours, Waitrose and Tesco as well as holding table top sales and taking part in a sponsored walk. 

Bending Crescent Play Area, Bexhill

This play area was refurbished in autumn 2016 following consultation with the community and local schools earlier in the year.  The new facility provides something for children of all ages including a track rider which children can hang on whilst gliding through the air, a basket swing and a toddler unit with a tunnel and double slide.  A rubberised surface has been laid throughout making the facility useable all year round.

Further information on play

You can find out more about play in Rother using the links below.

Seabourne Road - children playing 1


Contact Rebecca Owen, Parks Development Officer on 01424 787522 or email for further information.

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