King George's Playing Fields
Ingrave Road, Brentwood, Essex CM13 2FD
King George's Playing Fields is a large, centrally located park offering several facilities including, formal gardens, children's play area, a unique sensory garden for the blind as well as various sports facilities.
The entrance to Hartswood Golf Course is also to be found in this park as is that to Hartswood itself, a wood of 73 acres where an access trail makes it easy for people to use, including those with disabilities. There is a footpath which runs through Hartswood and links up with Thorndon Country Park and Little Warley and Childerditch Common.
Transformation of King George's Playing Fields
King George’s Playing Fields is undergoing a transformation as part of Brentwood Borough Council’s Leisure Strategy
King George’s Playing Fields transformation includes a new pavilion, splash pad, adventure play, cafe, changing facilities and sensory room.
Visitors are advised that parking is limited during the construction period. Please walk, cycle or use public transport to access the park where possible.
- Reception with cafe
- Soft play
- TAGactive, a non-linear assault course for young adults/adults
- Sensory room
- Changing Places
- New golf club house with changing facilities
- Multi-purpose room
- Changing rooms
- Golf pro shop
TAGactive is a game-based indoor obstacle course designed for everyone! Within the arena, there are a number of challenges, such as net climbs, cargo tunnels, and ball pools, all of which have a number of Tags within them which you must tap with a sensor on your wrist. The more difficult the Tag to reach, the more points you get!
There is a large, two-storey soft play area that’s suitable for children of all ages. It features separate areas for toddlers and older children, meaning everyone can have fantastic fun in a safe environment. It’s the perfect place to bring your children and their friends to enjoy themselves and, most importantly, burn off some of that energy!
Adventure Play Area
Kin George's adventure playground has been designed with the over 8’s in mind and makes for a fun day out. This State-of-the-art facility has a huge range of challenging structures, with both high and lower levels areas to be explored. All sessions are 55 minutes long.
King George’s Splash Pad is a fantastic state-of-art facility for younger children to enjoy, including water jets, fountains, sidewinders, directional jets and cylinder spray. All this makes for a perfect day out during the summer months. All sessions are 25 minutes long and all children need to be accompanied by an adult. In line with guidance, the Splash Pad will only be open when the temperature is 15 degrees or higher.
The sensory room provides a safe therapeutic space which can provide opportunities for people to have their sensory needs met. The room includes stimuli that may help people regulate, develop and engage their senses as their interact with and explore the environment around them.
To book the Soft Play, TAGactive, Adventure Play Area, Splash Pad, Sensory Room or Multi-Purpose Room, please visit www.everyoneactive.com/centre/king-georges-playing-fields or call 01277 598886
Play Area upgrades
The Council is also in the process of upgrading the play area in King George's and this will be carried out over the next three years.
The skate park is free to use and open to all riders of varying ability all year round. The use of protective pads and head gear is strongly advised and users of lesser experience or ability are asked to be mindful of other users and spectators around them on site. Please also ensure you are both confident enough to use the equipment and physically able to climb out of the bowl area before entering it.
All users use the facility at their own risk and children should be supervised at all times.
Rascal Bay Adventure Golf Course at King George's Playing Fields is run privately. For more information please see the Rascal Bay website, email firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 01277 218714 or visit their Facebook page. Please note that payment is to be made in the log cabin next to the crazy golf course and not in the golf shop.
If you mislay a personal item in King George's Playing Fields please ask the park warden who will be on site from 7:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday and 7:30am to 5:30pm at weekends. You can also enquire at the Pavilion as your item may have been handed in there.
Please note that visitors are advised that parking is currently limited during the new development construction period in the park. Please walk, cycle or use public transport to access the park where possible.
There are 4 car parks within King Georges Playing Fields:
- A - Rugby Club
- B - Golf Club
- C - Overflow
- D - Hartswood Road
Charges Monday to Sunday 6am to 7pm:
- 30 mins: Free
- 1 hour: £1.00
- 2 hours: £2.00
- 2 hours with discount card: £1.40
- 3 hours: £3.00
- 4 hours: £4.00
- 5 hours: £5.00
- 6 hours: £6.00
- 6 hours +: £8.00
Car parks A, B & C are accessible from Ingrave Road while car park D is accessible from Hartswood Road.
For coaches wishing to park, please contact us on 01277 312500 prior to parking.
Opening times for the Hartswood Road car park are as follows:
7.45am to 5pm (Winter) and 7.45am to 8pm (March to October).
For further information about the park, please contact 01277 312500 (select option 2).
Should you wish to enquire about the possibility of holding a fitness class or similar on this site please see our Parks Events page and complete the online application.
Hutton Recreation Ground
Hutton recreation play area
As part of the Council's 5 year Play Area Strategy for play area improvement the Council is looking at refurbishing Hutton Recreation Play Area and has consulted with local residents, schools and users of the play area to help inform the design and layout of the play area.
Phase 2 of the Hutton Recreation consultation has now closed and the Council received over 180 responses. These will be used to inform the final design of the play area.
When visiting Brentwood play areas, please ensure you by practise social distancing and regularly wash the hands of both yourselves and your children.
Play areas and play equipment are inspected on a weekly basis. Litter is collected and litter bins emptied at the same time as the inspections.
Some of the larger and more popular play areas such as King George's Playing Fields, Warley Playing Fields and Bishops Hall Park are inspected and cleared of litter more frequently.
Excess litter, broken glass, offensive vandalism etc, reported to the Council will be dealt with immediately.
To report vandalism in a play area please complete our Report Vandalism online form. For any other enquiries please complete our Parks and Play Area general enquiry online form.
Location of play areas in Brentwood:
- Bishops Hall Park, Doddinghurst Road, Brentwood
- Capon Close, Mayfield Gardens, Brentwood
- Courage Playing Fields, Chelmsford Road, Shenfield
- Cromwell Road, Cromwell Road, Brentwood
- Gibraltar House, The Drive, Warley
- Hutton Recreation Ground, Wash Road, Hutton
- Ingrave Johnstone Playing Fields, Ingrave Road, Ingrave
- King George's Playing Fields, Ingrave Road, Brentwood - Largest play area of Brentwood open spaces
- Maple Close, Brentwood
- Masefield Court, Victoria Road, Brentwood
- Mountney Close, Mountney Close, Mountnessing
- North Road Play Area, North Road, Brentwood
- River Road, River Road, Brentwood
- Three Arches Estate, Hornbeam Close, Brentwood
- Three Arches Estate, The Limes, Beech Avenue, Brentwood
- Warley Playing Fields, The Drive, Warley
- West Horndon Park, Cadogan Avenue, West Horndon