Children's play areas

We have 37 play areas. Each site has between two and 16 play items, ranging from spring animals to climbing frames.

All the play areas have safety surfaces under each play item, either bark or a rubber surface and the grass is regularly cut and collected. We check the play equipment on smaller sites every week and on larger sites, three times a week.

Once a year an independent inspector checks our play areas. Every three months an operational inspection is carried out to check for wear and tear.


  • Stychens Lane playground, Stychens Lane
  • Grange Meadow playground, Godstone Road
  • Featherstone playing field, Featherstone
  • Queens Park, Queens Park Road
  • Town End recreation ground, Town End
  • Caterham Barracks

History of Queens Park playground

Play Safely was started by a group of Caterham mums to fundraise for and design an innovative playground in Queens Park. The playground opened in 1988 at a cost of £60,000 after years of fundraising. Tandridge District Council matched the funds raised by Play Safely and has maintained the playground as one of its flagship playgrounds ever since.

Read the history of Play Safely.

  • Stafford Road recreation ground, Stafford Road
  • Tillingdown Copse playground, Tillingdown Hill
  • Timber Hill recreation ground, Timber Hill
  • Valley Sports ground, White Knobs Way
  • Dormansland recreation ground, High Street
  • Felbridge recreation ground, Crawley Down Road
  • Catlin Gardens playground, Catlin Gardens
  • Barnfield Way, Hurst Green Road
  • Boulthurst Way
  • Chestnut Copse recreation, The Greenway
  • Coldshott playing field, Warren Lane
  • Home Park playground, Hurstlands
  • Mill Lane playing field, Mill Lane
  • Limpsfield Chart, next to cricket pitch
  • Jenners playing field, Vicarage Road
  • Meadowside playground, off Lingfield Common Road
  • Ray Close playground, Lingfield Common Road
  • Talbot Road recreation ground, Talbot Road
  • Lloyd Hall playground, Brickfield Road
  • Barnetts Shaw playground, Barnetts Shaw
  • Bushy Croft playing field, St Clair Close
  • Broadbridge Lane playground, Cooper Close
  • Plough Road playing field, Plough Road
  • Hunters Chase playground, Harcourt Way
  • Mid Street playing field, Mid Street
  • Tandridge recreation ground, Tandridge Lane
  • Westmore Green, Approach Road
  • Hamsey Green playing field, Verdayne Gardens
  • Mint Walk recreation ground, Farleigh Road
  • Whyteleafe recreation ground, Hillbury Road