A new round of upgrades confirmed for children’s play areas in muti-million-pound investment

Twenty-two children’s play areas across Bridgend County Borough are set to benefit from major refurbishments as part of an ongoing programme of investment by Bridgend County Borough Council in play provision for future generations.

Sutcliffe Play (South West) and Play and Leisure Ltd have been appointed as the main contractors for the works which will see the first upgrades start on Monday 15 April at Newbridge Playing Fields, Bridgend.

The play areas identified in the new round of upgrades which will all include new, inclusive, and accessible equipment, are:

Bettws: Bettws North and Heol Y Felin

Blackmill: Blackmill Village

Brackla: Brackla Junior School and Fox Fields

Bridgend: Jubilee Crescent, Newbridge Fields and and Pen Y Banc

Cefn Cribwr: Cae Gof Playing Fields and Mynydd Bach Common

Llangeinor: Heol Gelli Lodrau

Maesteg: Homfray Street Nantyffyllon Maesteg

Nantymoel: Waunllwyd

Pencoed: Beechwood, Heol Ewenny and Pencoed Recreation Ground

Pontycymer: Braich y Cymmer, Pont Y Rhyl, Bridgend Road, Victoria Street and Waunbant

Porthcawl: Toddler play area at Heol-y-Goedwig, Porthcawl

Tondu: Ffordd Haearn and Park Terrace


Cllr John Spanswick, Cabinet Member for Communities, said: “We are delighted to be able to deliver this highly anticipated programme of upgrades to play areas across the county borough.

“We place great value on the importance of encouraging all children to lead healthy and active lives, and we consider this a very worthwhile investment.

“Young children of varying abilities need a fun and safe place to develop and explore, this is why we have planned for more accessible and inclusive play equipment in these new upgrades to ensure no child misses out on the vital opportunity to play and interact with others.”


Work on the first six play areas is expected to be completed by the end of July 2024. Further details on the full programme of works will be available shortly.