Free children's activities

Adventurous Playgrounds

Watford has two fantastic, state-of-the-art adventurous playgrounds designed for five to 15-year-olds in Harwoods and Harebreaks that we opened in 2017 after a £1.4million investment.

We hope you enjoy your adventure!

Harebreaks Adventurous Playground

Harebreaks Adventurous Playground is now open for business. A giant tower among the trees with 2 stunning slides - it's the biggest play tower in Watford and not for the faint-hearted!

The playground is home to a large 22-metre-long tower that stretches more than 12 metres into the air. Young people can scramble up a climbing wall and across a bridge to reach the tower before climbing up to two fun slides – a fast straight one, and a steep twirly one. There’s also a mid-air netted area for kids to have a rest or scramble across to get higher up the structure. But don’t look down whatever you do! This adventure is for brave souls only.

Harwoods Adventurous Playground

The new Harwoods Adventurous Playground in Vicarage Road is now OPEN!

The playground in Harwoods Recreation Ground now contains a double zip wire, play tower with mid-air tunnel, slide and climbing wall as well as an iconic tower, accessed via a wibbly wobbly bridge, which has special panels to reflect light in different colours. Other equipment generates music and sounds to create a sensory experience that all young people can enjoy. The playground has been fully assessed by Plan Inclusive Play (PiPA) to ensure it can be enjoyed by children of all abilities.

Here are some photos of it:

Harwoods Adventurous Playground

Jon Calvert with his son Walter, aged five

Harwoods Adventurous Playground

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