Pittville Park Play Area

Help complete Cheltenham's fantastic new play area in Pittville Park - for children of all abilities up to 14 - and a cafe too!

We did it!

On 22nd Feb 2016 we successfully raised £4,400 with 48 supporters in 35 days

Pittville Park's New Play Area



Would you like to help make the second phase of the brilliant new play area happen?

Here's just some of the great equipment planned for the second phase. You could help fund it with a donation!

Wheelspin roundabout

Presentation Water Feature

Aviary Net

As well as the play tunnel, a round trampoline, interactive panels and chimes and a timber climbing net

The total cost spread over the lifetime of the equipment works out around a penny a go. Just think, every £1 you donate will fund about 100 'goes'!

And in return you or your business will be recognised as having helped with the transformation.

Friends of Pittville are supporting the development of the play area to create an exciting inclusive play space that will be freely accessible to children of all abilities for 20 years. Want a peek at what it will look like? .... then check out the video.

Cheltenham Borough Council asked for your ideas on how it should look and now Friends of Pittville are asking for your help to get the whole scheme completed in one go and open again in June. Still interested? Look at the list of 'rewards' you could get for your donation

To discuss the naming opportunities for the higher rewards please contact Malcolm Walls at malcolm.walls@cheltenham.gov.uk.


And for more detail about the project read on .....

Cheltenham's already popular playground in Pittville Park is being transformed into something fantastic! There will be significantly more equipment to provide all sorts of active and sensory play opportunities for children up to 14. There will be equipment suitable for children of all abilities including those in wheelchairs. The area, which will be dog-free, will be re-landscaped with trees, shrubs and pushchair-friendly pathways, with plenty of open space for picnicking. The play area is zoned by age but is integrated in a single space so that families with children of different ages can enjoy it together.

The 'birds and bunnies' cages, that make the play area even more attractive for family visits, will be renovated as part of the project with more information provided about the inhabitants. There will also be a new cafe, bike racks and more seating, and the loos will get a thorough springclean before the re-opening!

The overall design of the new area respects the local heritage and the parkland setting with the main structures made of wood and painted in muted natural colours. The tallest equipment will be sited in the area next to the tallest trees so that it stands out less and it will not impinge on the views to and from the historic Pump Room and lake.

The robust equipment, of German manufacture, and an award-winning design, is being provided by the UK division of Eibe, the company which won the tendering competition.

The project will cost a total of £540K with the equipment having an expected life of at least 20 years, making the cost per child/day/play unit just pence. Cheltenham Borough Council is providing £400K leaving £140K to find from grants and donations. Friends of Pittville, a local community group (www.friendsofpittville.org) whose aim is make Pittville's heritage green spaces as attractive as possible for all those who use them, are helping to raise the remaining funds. 

Work began on 11 January and the play area is now closed. It is hoped to re-open it in June but if there is a funding shortfall not all the fantastic equipment will have been installed by then and it will have to be completed in phases if and when the money becomes available.

Help Friends of Pittville raise the remaining funds so that the new play area can be completed as soon as possible



You can also give a charitable donation via our JustGiving page at www.justgiving/fo-pittville or by sending cash or a cheque to Hon. Secretary Friends of Pittville, 3 Burston House, Pittville Circus, Cheltenham GL52 2PU, and get the benefit from gift aid.


Thankyou from Friends of Pittville







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