We maintain a wide range of parks, gardens, open spaces and play areas within the town. We own some and the others are leased from North Somerset Council.
We regularly inspect the parks on a minimum of a weekly basis however in most cases more frequently depending on usage and condition of the play areas. If you wish to report a fault with the equipment, or have a comment, compliment or complaint, please contact us. You can also read our Play Areas Policy on our policies page.
Please note that Sky (or “Chinese”) Lanterns are not permitted to be released from Town Council land. We thank you for your cooperation.
Weston-super-Mare's Water Adventure Play Park
The Water Adventure Play Park is located on Knightstone Road which is the sea front road next to Melrose Car Park. The Water Park opened on 17th July 2010, and since then has become a popular attraction on Weston's seafront.
The park is open all year round (except in extreme weather or when grounds maintenance is taking place), with the splash pad running seasonally (weather dependent) from April to September. The Park opens at 9.30am most days and closes at dusk, or 6pm, although the water will be turned off at 5pm.
Seasonal Charges of £2.50 are made from 30th March 2018 to 3rd September inclusive, between opening time and 5pm for children between the ages of 1-16 years of age.
The splash pad offers a range of fountains and sprays which are triggered by sensors and buttons. These run for a short period of time before they need to be triggered again.
The port beacon, the tallest piece of equipment on the splash pad, emits a rain shower effect while others create tunnels and arches.
The wooden play equipment includes the Stockholm Castle, a double cable way and a toddler area where, the musical, can play the xylophone or crawl through a short tunnel. A sand pit is located near the rear of the park along with a climbing pyramid and snake swing.
The development of the Water Park was part funded through North Somerset Council and their success in obtaining grant funding through the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) and the Sea Change Programme. The total cost of the project came to £435,000, of which £125,000 came via North Somerset Council from CABE.
If you have visited the Water Adventure Play Park and have a comment, please contact us - we would love to hear from you!
A full list of our other play areas are listed below. If you need directions to any of these, please call us and a member of staff will be happy to help.
Below is a list of all the Play Areas Weston-super-Mare Town Council looks after:
Ashcombe Park :
At the lower end of the park a junior and toddler play area is situated. Refurbished in August 2008, it included anti-wrap swings for both toddlers and juniors, a multi play slide unit and a Dish Roundabout.
For children aged 7 - 14 there is the NeXUS Freebie Board, Whizzer and Core. An expanse of Green Space for ball games picnics and Bike riding is also available.
The top of the park is used frequently by local residents. Record Playground Systems won the contract and installed the park equipment in 2006. Within the scheme there is a 4mtr Activity net, an Ariel run way, swings, springer's and a roundabout. There is a Café and winding paths leading deeper into the park ideal for Dog Walkers.
This Park has something for all the family. With a Junior and Toddler Play area situated under a woodland surrounding and a small café offering light refreshments it’s the ideal place to be on a sunny day. Floral displays line the paths leading towards the pond and there are plenty of areas to take a seat and enjoy the surroundings. The Park is also home to Clarence Bowls Club which often hosts open days and tournaments.
Grove Park offers glorious Flower Displays and a relaxing atmosphere for all to enjoy. There is a café with outside seating, allowing you to make the most of your visit. As you wander further, you can take a look at the "Bug Garden", situated behind Grove House, which is home too many of the parks wildlife residents. At the top of the Park there is a toddler’s play area which was refurbished in February 2005. This park was developed in partnership. Weston-super-Mare Town Council and the Weston-super-Mare Regeneration Partnership worked together to provide a well needed Play area for children of the local community.
Uphill Junior and Toddler Play Area:
Refurbished June 2005, local residents felt that there was a lack of recreation for the local children so the two parks were designed with the local's needs and considerations in mind. There is also a wide expanse of green space where ball games can take place or picnics on a sunny day.
Worle Recreation Ground:
Refurbished in April 2007, this play area offers twin double arch swings for toddlers and juniors, an electro multi-play system for 8 -16 year olds, a 2.4 meter rotating climbing net, a nursery rhymes multi-play system for toddlers and a Cobra See-Saw.
Completed by South Ward Neighbourhood Management Partnership, the official opening happened on 14th March 2009 and was attended by the Town Mayor, Councillor Andrew Horler. The opening was deemed a huge success and residents from the local area came along to enjoy the entertainment. The Park offers both Junior and Toddler Play Equipment.
A Junior and Toddler play area is here with Picnic benches available for families. There are Skate ramps and a Dirt Bike Track ideal for skaters. The park was designed to combine both Urban and Rural environments together. Trees have been planted such as the Willow and Black Popular.