Families and residents of all ages have access to a great range of activities on the Open Space.
Tollerton has a great little park with views out across open fields and occasionally you can see a test train running over the old railway line.
The facilities have been significantly improved over recent years through our resident led Tollerton Recreational Improvement Scheme and the Active Tollerton Project. Launched in 2018 to increase use of the Open Space, with support from WREN, the Project delivered £100,000 of new facilities in 2019 including:
- adventure play equipment with nets, bridges, platforms, slides and poles, custom made for Tollerton by local firm Proludic. It is the largest single unit of adventure play they have installed in the UK. (picture above)
- the first interactive play equipment in Rushcliffe – a Memo – loaded with a mix of high energy and educational games selected by Tollerton School Council. Installed by another local firm Jupiter Play.
The Open Space has a great range of other facilities for use by residents including:
- a childrens playground with swings, slides, a roundabout and small climbing wall;
- dynamic play equipment for teenagers and a teen shelter for socialising;
- a small picnic area;
- a small skate park;
- on site car parking.
In 2018 the Parish Council secured additional funding from the County Council to install an outdoor community gym on the Open Space.
The community gym is available for casual use by residents and has adjustable resistance on many of the work stations so that they can be tailored to meet the needs of different users.
The equipment is manufactured by Urbanix and installed by Proludic who provide a downloadable app that can be used to plan work outs and find other sites with additional equipment.
Multi use games area / Floodlit five a side
The multi games area was replaced in 2016 funded by Tollerton Residents, the Parish Council and a generous contribution from the Winifred Eileen Kemp Trust
The tarmac court is marked out for football, basketball and tennis, with a tennis net being provided from June – October.
The court is floodlit and can be used until 10pm. The lights were replaced in 2020 and can be activated by users.
The Games area can be provided for group use up to this time by arrangement. The Parish Council also provide basic changing rooms and a full size football pitch adjacent to the games area which can also be booked for use by contacting the parish clerk.
Any group activity on the Open Space is by prior arrangement only, please contact the Parish Council to make a booking.
Adventure and Play
Much of the equipment on the Open Space is designed to be challenging, some items may only be suitable for the most adventurous.
You decide – only you know the ability of the children in your care. Please keep a careful watch on them and make sure you are all playing safely.
- Dogs are not permitted on the Open Space (except for guide dogs)
- The car park is locked at dusk, vehicles still in the car park at this time will be unable to leave until morning.
In the event of an emergency please contact the emergency services and inform the parish clerk.