Avebury Park playground renewal

Help us choose the type of equipment you would like to see at Avebury playground.

Project status: Closed for feedback
Open for feedback: 20 February 2023 to 22 March 2023

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The play equipment at Avebury Park is nearing the end of its usable life and is due for renewal.

All the existing play equipment will be removed and replaced and all existing trees will remain. The paddling pool will not be impacted by this upgrade.

Avebury Park is a heritage park, therefore there are certain styles of play equipment that will typically be used.

In addition to the new play equipment below, there will be new picnic tables and a natural-look safety surface that is accessible for wheelchairs and strollers. We will also include a new stainless steel slide. 

This is an opportunity to provide early feedback before we develop a concept plan. Once we have proposed equipment for the playground we will share the final design for further feedback.

Swing options

Option Features

Option 1

  • 2 x strap seats for older children/adults
  • 1 x toddler swing
  • 1 x Expression or 'You and Me' Seat – this option provides the opportunity for face-to-face play. 

Option 2

  • 2 x strap seats for older children/adults
  • 1 x infant swing
  • 1 x toddler swing

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Spinning options

Option Features


Orion spinner

  • Spinning and climbing in one piece of equipment
  • Is very similar to an item of play equipment that has been in the park many years ago
  • Capacity for 40 children at once on the Orex and 20 children on the Orion spinner
  • Provides for the full spectrum of ages (toddlers to teens/adults)
  • Is inclusive, people with limited mobility can sit/lay on the bottom platform and be spun around
  • Provides height and challenge to those more physically able
  • Colours are customisable.

Dancing snake rope swing

  • Both a swing and a spinner
  • A modern-day maypole option
  • Rotate and bounce as well as swing, spin and balance
  • Less inclusive than the other spinning options but younger children can lay or sit on the rope while older children can stand if they desire

Carousel (accessible)

  • Ideal for wheelchairs or pushchairs
  • Seating or standing space
  • Colours are customisable
  • 2m diameter

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Musical/Sound options

Option Features

Interactive fowers

  • Each flower makes a different sound by moving it
  • 3 + children can play together at the same time
  • Inclusive for all ages and abilities 
  • Develop fine motor skills/manual dexterity
  • Sound and tactile stimulation
  • Coordination skills
  • Compliments the ornamental gardens within the park and the community garden space next door

Petal drum

  • Available as single flowers or can combine 1 to 4 of them together
  • The centre of the flower is a babel drum
  • Use your hands to make the sound
  • Inclusive for all ages and abilities
  • Compliments the ornamental gardens within the park


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Rocker options

  • We have gone with a garden/nature theme as it is fitting with the ornamental gardens of Avebury Park and it also compliments the community garden area next door.
  • Ideal for 0 to 5-year-olds.
  • Can be either single or double-width model.
  • Adds an element of fun and imagination to the space.





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Who to contact

Kiran Skelton,
Engagement Advisor

How the decision is made

  • Closed for feedback

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