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The Ridge Adventure Playground

A large pyramid tower and slide, timber tangle, zip slide, and Nottingham's first permanent urban beach.

Activities and Services

There is lots of exciting play equipment for children to explore including a large pyramid tower and slide, timber tangle, zip slide, and Nottingham's first permanent urban beach. Arts and crafts, baking and much more will be taking place inside the eco-friendly Play Centre.

Membership

Due to high demand, priority will be given to children who live in the immediate area. All children who want to use the playground must be a member and aged between 5 to 13. Membership forms can be picked up from the site and membership is free. Our Playworkers make sure that everyone who visits the site has fun safely and can help you complete the form. 

Under 5s

The site is open to Under 5s and their parents and carers on Wednesdays during the school holidays. During term time, the playground is open to under 5s on Saturday morning.

Open Access

Children visiting the site are free to come and go as they please and our first aid trained Playworkers supervise children whilst they play. Parents are welcome to volunteer and we are always looking for new volunteers who would like to get involved with the Ridge Adventure playground management committee. We aim to offer positive play experiences for all.We welcome all children and we can make adjustments or provide additional support to include you and your child

Aims of The Playground

To provide free creative, natural and active play opportunities, for children aged five (after 31 August in their 5th year) to their fourteenth birthday. The area of service is the Bestwood ward,  Bulwell Forest ward, Basford ward, Sherwood ward north of Perry road and a small part of the county next to Bestwood. Children are expected after their first session to be left. If your child needs support to attend please speak to a member of staff. If you have a child under five please call for services available at the Ridge and in the area.

We aim to:

  • Provide quality and varied play opportunities throughout the year
  • Promote play and children's rights within the community and to other agencies
  • Encourage children to become actively involved in the running of the Playground
  • Be inclusive in our work, providing a service that is accessible to all children in our community

Term Time

Opening Times

Monday

Closed

Tuesday

Closed

Wednesday

3:30 pm to 5:30pm (5*to 13 years old)

7.00pm to 9.00pm (10 to 14 years old)

Thursday

3:30 pm to 5:30pm (5*to 13 years old)

7.00pm to 9.00pm (11 to 19 years old)

Friday

3:30 pm to 5:30pm (5*to 13 years old)

7.00pm to 9.00pm (11 to 19 years old)

Saturday

1pm to 3pm  (5*to 13 years old)

Sunday

Closed

School Holidays

Opening Times

Monday

Closed

Tuesday

Please see activity timetable

Wednesday

Please see activity timetable

Thursday

Please see activity timetable

Friday

Please see activity timetable

Saturday

Please see activity timetable

Sunday

Closed

*Please note the playground closes for lunch between 12pm, and 1pm on these days. Check with staff to confirm school holidays. Family Sessions are Saturday mornings term time and Wednesdays in school holidays. Parents are welcome to stay and under fives can attend. Due to safeguarding concerns numbers are limited.

Who to contact

Telephone
0115 8761890
E-mail
theridge@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Where to go

Address
The Ridge Adventure Playground
Ridgeway
Bestwood
Nottingham
Postcode
NG5 9BX

Other Details

Availability

Other notes

For Timetables of Activities please see Downloads on the right column.

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