Play Areas

Crewkerne Town Council continues to give children’s play areas a high priority and to ensure that there are regular, independent safety surveys of all play equipment and surfaces in order to maintain a high standard of service provision. The Council owns and manages several play areas (Henhayes, Happy Valley and Southmead):​

​Henhayes Playground ​

​Address: South Street, Crewkerne, TA18 7JS​

Climbing frame at Henhayes play area. Photo by Jeff Hutson

​Things to See and Do ​

  • Play area suitable from toddlers to teens (includes play tower and moat, various swings, climbing frames and roundabout)​
  • Relax on one of the benches.
  • Enjoy a picnic on the green
  • Watch a local football, rugby or cricket match
  • Close to town centre shops and amenities – why not have a swim at the next door Aqua Centre?​

Things to Note ​

You are welcome to bring your dog onto Henhayes field. Please do not take them into the gated play area.

the gated play area.​

 ​Happy Valley​

​Address: Kithill, Crewkerne, TA18 8AS ​

Children's slide in green space play area

​Things to See and Do ​

  • Sandpit and play frame​
  • Zip wire​
  • Benches to relax and enjoy the surrounds​

​Things to Note ​

  • Keep your dogs under close control in Happy Valley
  • Please park considerately as there is no official parking​


Southmead Open Space

​Address: Southmead Crescent, Crewkerne, TA18 8DL​

Green railings around children's play area with swings and roundabout

​This is a small play area on the edge of a housing estate to the south of the town and within easy reach of Happy Valley. In October 2012 new, brightly coloured safety surfacing was installed under the swings, roundabout and see-saw. Local children creatively painted the bare walls and floors in 2016.​

15 September 2021
Last Updated
25 October 2023