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Waterlea Adventure Cove Playground

Contact Details

Waterlea, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6SP

Tel: 01293 530035

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Find out how to get to Waterlea Adventure Playground .

At Waterlea we play whatever the weather. On hot days we play with water, when it rains we have some great puddles (just bring your wellies), and in snow we make our own igloos! Whatever time of year, don’t let the cold put you off. You can still come along and make an indoor hide out or try a new game or spend time warming up near the fire pit. So why not come along and see for yourself, Waterlea is the place to be!

Waterlea offers:

Free Play

Free play is free to all Crawley children over six years and up to eighteen after their parents or carers complete a registration form accepting the following:

  • The gate is open for children to come and go as they please
  • The Play Service is not responsible for keeping children on site and is not responsible for them when they leave.
  • There is no limit on the number of children who may attend – however the numbers in the buildings are monitored.
  • They must abide by the Play Service rules and collect their child if asked to by a play worker
  • Our qualified play workers and volunteers are all police checked and carry out regular safety checks

Find out more about Free Play

Opening Times

Term Time

From February to mid November all four playgrounds are open free of charge after school on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3pm – 7:30pm. Please note Waterlea is closed on Wednesdays during term time, as we are busy delivering an outreach play programme in Maidenbower on that day. Meet us at the Pavillion after school for some fun and games, please contact Waterlea for more details.


During school holidays the playgrounds are open free of charge from 10:30am to 4pm Monday to Friday. All unaccompanied children must be registered at each site.

Please note we are closed from mid November to the end of January each year.

Non Crawley residents and registered childminders are requested to make a donation of £1:00 per child.

Registering at Waterlea

Use the links below to download either a Word or PDF version of the registration form. The document also includes Crawley Play Service rules and information on open access play. (Please fill in and return to the adventure playground that you are registering at).

How you could help us

The playgrounds are supported by local people as well as other people. People volunteer in many ways, from donations of paint, wood and old shop fittings to helping with the tuck shop, activities, events and even washing up!

There are many ways to get involved. For more information please visit the site and talk to one of the playworkers.

We always need: pens, paper, big cardboard boxes, dressing up clothes, old blankets and duvet covers.

(01293) 438000 click to contact us
Crawley Play Service
Town Hall
The Boulevard
West Sussex
RH10 1UZ

Contact Us

tel: (01293) 438000

email: click to contact us

Crawley Play Service
Town Hall
The Boulevard
West Sussex
RH10 1UZ

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