The Big Swing Adventure Playground, also known as Eccleshill Adventure Playground is an open-access adventure playground for children and young people aged 5-16. Under 5s are welcome but must be supervised by a responsible adult, aged 18 or over at all times.

We are open 5 days a week running after school Tuesday to Friday and a session on Saturdays. During school holidays we run one long session on weekdays Tuesday to Friday and the usual Saturday session as well.  Please check our opening times for more info and remember to check Bradford councils school holiday calendar to check in advance when we will be running our holiday sessions.  


The Big Swing operates on a ‘Three Frees’ basis which means:








This is the only adventure playground in the Bradford and Leeds area.

Unlike most playgrounds we give children the opportunity to take part in lots of traditional adventure type play that most adults would remember engaging in as a child and the opportunity to play with the elements; earth, wind, water and fire.

As play-workers we understand the importance of play and try our best to run on a Child-centric approach which means minimal adult intervention.

We have an onsite tuck shop where children can buy sweets, crisps and drinks at low cost.

Our Sensory garden offers water fall, rock fountain, large sand pit, herb and flower garden, paint wall and bendy mirror as well as a space to sit and chill.  Ideal for children and young adults with learning difficulties/disabilities. We have a great new ‘mud kitchen’ where children can let their imagination run wild.  

Our indoor, eco friendly space ‘The Hobbit House’ was made by staff with help from the children and now includes a kitchen with cooker so we can enjoy cooking indoors as well as outside on the fire. The Hobbit House is available for hire from anyone looking for an interesting setting for training, meetings or private play sessions.

At least 3 fully qualified play workers are on site at all times during play sessions  and are fully qualified in first aid, health & safety and safe guarding. We also regularly support playwork students from Leeds Metropolitan University and have playwork apprentices working with us.


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