There are over 120 playgrounds, parks and play areas within 10 miles of Exeter. To see them all, pop over to the ‘find a place to play‘ page and enter Exeter into the ‘search’ box.
To get you started, check out our interactive map featuring ten Exeter Play Areas that look great to visit…
St Thomas Pleasure Ground has a large children’s playground, seasonal paddling pool, public toilets and parkland. The playground is suitable for toddlers and under 12s and has a range of equipment including springers, swings, multiplay unit and a stand on seesaw.
Bury Meadow Park in Exeter has a playground, wooden activity trail and open parkland. The playground is suitable for toddlers and Under 12s and has a variety of equipment including swings, rockers, multiplay unit, slide, trampoline and roundabout.
Belmont Park has a large playground, outdoor gym equipment and a sensory garden. The playground equipment includes springers, log cabin slide, train, igloo and kiddie kabin. The outdoor gym has a ski machine, leg press and chest press. There are table tennis tables and a basketball area. Along with plenty of open green space, there is something for everyone at Belmont Park.
Cowick Barton playing fields have football pitches,tennis courts, half court basketball and a children’s playground. There is a picnic area and public toilets. Play equipment includes springers, multiplay unit, kiddie kabin, monkeys wood and a children’s picnic table.
Thornton Hill Play Area has an exciting wooden agility trail featuring clatter bridge, tunnel net, swing steps and more. Basketball area.
Heavitree Pleasure Grounds has something to offer everyone, with an open green space and picnic area. There is a large children’s playground, skatepark, MUGA, tennis courts and a seasonal paddling pool (summer only).
Clyst Heath Play Park is one of Exeter’s largest, most well-equipped play areas. The exciting play equipment includes a zip wire, ground level trampoline, five-way swing, rodeoboard, adventure trail, climbing wall, wooden multiplay unit for climbing and sliding and more! There is also a ball court. Near Digby train station.
The Mencap Society Inclusive Community Play Park has been voted the 6th best inclusive and accesible play park in the world! And it was the only UK play area to make it onto the list. Mencap says ‘We provide an inclusive community playground where the equipment is almost all wheelchair accessible. The equipment is designed to encourage co-operative play and is large enough to be used by older disabled children who may need more space for wheelchairs and sometimes helpers. A safe community space due to adequate fencing and gates, it contains sensory equipment such as sand along with tactile signs for visually impaired / blind visitors and pictorial signs for people with learning difficulties.’
The Play Park equipment includes a large structure for climbing and sliding, a wheelchair accessible roundabout, ride on, ride off seesaw and plenty more.
Chestnut Avenue Play Area is a large enclosed playground with an exciting wooden agility trail, stand on seesaw, swings, 2 multiplay units with slides and swings.
Large play area with a good variety of equipment including aerial runway, stepping logs, balance challenge, monkey bars, 4 seat springer, stand on swing, bay swings and nest swings. One ended MUGA (multi use games area) for sports such as basketball and netball.