Come along to one of Portsmouth City Council's six free, exciting adventure playgrounds and discover a world of opportunity for children.

No two are the same, so if your child enjoys a stimulating environment with loads of play, an adventure playground is for them. They can whizz along zip lines, cool off in splash pools, get messy in sand-pits, show their artistic talents with arts and crafts, build dens, climb trees, dress-up and much more.

Whether it’s gardening, construction, discovering wildlife, making friends or simply getting messy with water and sand, there’s something for everyone at one of Portsmouth’s adventure playgrounds.

Playgrounds are generally aimed at children aged between six and thirteen, but younger children are still welcome if accompanied by an adult.

Adventure playgrounds are open during term time and school holidays. During the summer holidays each playground holds a mini festival which is an ideal opportunity for parents, carers and children to visit and see what’s on offer.

Staffing at adventure playgrounds

Adventure playgrounds are staffed by dedicated and fully qualified individuals. Children learn countless skills through play, so our play workers encourage children to make their own decisions and take risks, safe in the knowledge that help is at hand when they need it.

We let children make their own choices about what they want to do and how they want to do it. This motivates them to become independent and boosts their confidence.

For more information contact the individual playgrounds or email  playservice@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

To find out more about the playgrounds' locations and contact details please see individual playgrounds below

Adventure playgrounds Halloween parties

Halloween is soon to be upon us and to celebrate, the adventure playgrounds at Somerstown, Buckland, Paulsgrove, Portsea, Landport and Stamshaw will be hosting Halloween parties for kids to attend in a fun and most importantly safe environment. Dates are below:

 

25 October 2018

  • Somerstown 6pm - 8pm

 

26 October 2018

  • Buckland 5:30pm - 8pm
  • Paulsgrove 5pm - 7pm

 

27 October 2018

  • Portsea 5pm - 7pm

 

30 October 2018

  • Landport 6pm - 8pm
  • Stamshaw 5pm - 7:30pm

Marsden Road, PO6 4JB

  • phone - 023 9222 1527
  • term time opening Monday to Friday 3-6.45pm, Saturday 10am - 5.45pm (closed for lunch 1-2pm)
  • school holiday opening - Monday to Saturday 10am-5.45pm (closed for lunch 1-2pm)

Aylward Street, PO1 3PB

  • phone - 023 9275 3237
  • term time opening - Monday to Friday 3.15-7.15pm, Saturday 10am - 5.45pm (closed for lunch 1-2pm)
  • school holiday opening - Monday to Saturday 10am - 6pm (closed for lunch 1-2pm)

Waterloo Street, PO5 4HS

  • phone - 023 9287 3236
  • term time opening - Monday to Friday 3- 6.45pm, Saturday 11am - 6.45pm (closed for lunch 2-3pm) 
  • school holiday opening - Monday to Saturday 10am - 6pm (closed for lunch 1-2pm)

Western Terrace, PO2 8JX

  • phone - 023 9269 0241
  • term time opening - Monday to Friday 3-6.45pm, Saturday 10am - 5.45pm (closed for lunch 1-2pm)
  • school holiday opening - Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 5.45pm (closed for lunch 1-2pm)

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