Northumberland PlayZones (Phase 2)

Closed 23 Jul 2023

Opened 19 May 2023


Do you live in one of the areas listed below and would you like an outdoor sports space (PlayZone) for your community? 

We are working in communities around Northumberland that match the funding priorities set by Sport England.

A PlayZone is an outdoor space usually the size of one or two tennis courts, which can be used for a range of sports and activities. PlayZones will be designed and operated based on feedback from the community.

The potential PlayZones in the second phase of the programme are listed below and we need to hear from people living in these communities as to what you may use it for, and when you may use it.

  • Berwick
  • Choppington
  • Cramlington
  • East Bedlington
  • Haltwhistle
  • Lynemouth
  • Seaton Valley
  • Wooler

Please complete the short questionnaire which will only take a couple of minutes.

PlayZones come in all shapes and sizes, here is an example. 

We will also be holding a series of local events to talk to you about what you'd like to see. Pop along and see us! More dates will be added in coming weeks so please keep checking for events in your area. 

  • Haltwhistle Swimming & Leisure Centre - 11th July 3.30pm - 6.30pm
  • Cheviot Centre, Wooler - 12th July 10am - 12pm
  • Breamish Hall, Powburn - 12th July 1.30pm - 3.30pm
  • Lowick Village Hall - 13th July 2pm - 4pm
  • Etal Village Hall - 13th July 5pm - 7pm
  • Lynemouth Pavilion Community Hub - 15th July 10am - 12pm
  • Buffalo Centre, Blyth - 18th July 3pm - 6pm
  • Briardale House, Blyth - 19th July 10am - 1pm
  • Benridge Park/Cottingwood Green, Blyth - 19th July 3pm - 5pm
  • Berwick Community Trust - 20th July 1pm - 3pm
  • The Black and Gold, Shielfield Park Berwick - 20th July 3.30pm - 6.30pm
  • East Bedlington Community Centre - 21st July 3pm - 6pm

If you have questions, please contact


Why your views matter

Community engagement and consultation is pivotal as we progress with the PlayZones programme. We are keen to gather views on the development of these and future usage so please provide as much detail as possible.

What happens next

Thank you for taking the time to give us your views. This information will be reviewed and collated with other feedback as part of our community engagement process. This will then feed into the next stage of programme development through 2023.


  • Anyone from any background


  • localities