The Playground

Your on campus, free to use activity space

What is the Playground?

A new outdoor facility that all students can use, for free! This space currently has basketball and netball hoops.

Why is it so awesome?

The current covid regulations are more tolerant for outdoor exercise, so we thought why not create some more outdoor spaces to get out and enjoy the beautiful summer weather! It's just a few bits of equipment in the east overflow car park, but we think casual sport is great, and are hoping to make this a permanent space for people to enjoy past the end of the pandemic!

The playground is completely free to use, and other than a few time slots (scroll down to find out) you can just turn up and play! You don't need an SU sport membership to use the area, but if you do, you can rent balls here! 

'You had me at playground.... Where is it?'

The playground is really easy to get to! It's adjacent to the athletics track, and beside the east fields. Look at the below map to see an easy route from arrivals square. You don't need to go through the STV to use this space! 


The SU Basketball and Netball clubs, along with the Skateboarding Society do have some allotted times that they have sole use of the space, however outside of these times, all students can enjoy using the space, for free!


  06:00 - 12:00 12:00 - 14:00 14:00 - 15:00 15:00 - 18:00 18:00 - 20:00 20:00 - 22:00
Mon         Basketball & Netball  
Tue         Basketball & Netball  
Wed   Basketball & Netball Basketball & Netball


Basketball & Netball  
Thu         Basketball & Netball  
Fri   Netball   Netball Basketball   
Sat/Sun Free 08:00 - 19:00

Do's & Don'ts

Do Don't
Respect and enjoy the space Climb on the equipment
Use the space at your own risk Hang from equipment
Treat the equipment like it is your own Damage the equipment
Check the equipment before use Use if the equipment looks damaged or faulty.
  Use the equipment in adverse weather

Please contact Security in case of an accident/emergency – 01225 385349/383999

Before you use the space, you can read the below spaces Risk Assessments and normal operating procedures. Please know that you use the space at your own risk.

Maximum numbers

Due to Covid restrictions, the current maximum capacity is 30 per court.