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The Forum Playground, Southend-on-Sea

The Forum Playground was newly built in July 2023. The playground is located in central Southend City centre, outside of The Forum (Southend Central Library and University of Essex) and Focal Point Gallery.

Where is the Forum playground?

📍The Forum

Elmer Avenue



🅿️ Parking - Where to park for the Forum playground

There are several car parks in town Closest ones

South Essex College Car Park, SS1 (Britannia Parking)

Warrior Square Car Park, SS1 2NQ (Southend Council)

Clarence Road Car Park SS1 1BH (Southend Council)

The playground at The Forum Southend-on-Sea

🛝 What play equipment is there at the Forum playground?

The playground has a beach/ship theme. The enclosed playground is actually pretty small.

There is a large ship with various climbs, poles and a slide. There is also a beach hut/house with can be climbed. There is plenty of balancing equipment including boxes and bridges. There is also a nest swing.

Unfortunately there is no accessible play equipment, disappointing considering it is a brand new playground.

The Forum Southend-on-Sea Play Area

Are there toilets at the Forum playground?

The closest toilets to the Forum playground are inside the Forum building, where the library is located. The closest baby change facilities are next door at Focal Point Gallery.

Where to eat at the Forum playground

There are plenty of places to eat and drink on the high street.

Story Rhymes at Southend Central Library

Story Rhymes - Wednesday 9.30 - 10am and 10.30 - 11am term time only

Southend library hold regular school holiday reading challenges

Other playgrounds close to Grove Woods Playing Fields

Check out the Parks of Essex Directory - A-Z of over 100 Essex parks


🛝 Playground ✅

☕ Cafe ❌

ℹ Visitor Centre/Shop ❌

🚻 Toilets ✅

♿ Accessible ❌

🪑 Picnic Tables ✅

🐶 Dog Friendly ❌

30 minutes - 1 hour

Post last updated October 2023


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