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Children's Play Areas at Motorway Services

Children's Play Area.

The following service areas have a children's play area, either indoors or outdoors.

Many motorway service areas built since the 1990s include a play area to help children let off steam. Play areas must be well maintained and kept well away from any traffic dangers, and as a result they are often removed at the earliest opportunity.

Moto trialled extensive soft play areas at Donington and Leigh Delamere. Other service areas have trialled other ideas, including small colouring areas at Moto sites, and board games at Welcome Break sites.

Motorway Services Online makes it easy to compare the suitability for children of different service areas. You can search for a service area, select a road, and then select 'Include: Outdoor Space'. This will detail the grass space and outdoor facilities at each service area, if there are any. Keep in mind that a grass verge may still be surrounded by traffic and not suitable for kids to be running around, but some grass is still better than none at all. More importantly, formal play areas will be highlighted on this list too.

If you would rather just see a list of service areas with children's play areas, they are outlined below, according to the information in our database.

Services With An Indoor Play Area

This section lists service areas with a formal play area that happens to be indoors. Small colouring tables aren't included.

Please note that some of these play areas may be on one side of the road only. For journey planning, you should use the formal search.

A-road Services

Northern Ireland

Ireland (Rep. Of.)

Services With An Outdoor Play Area

This section lists outdoor climbing frames at service areas. Please note that some of these play areas may be on one side of the road only. For journey planning, you should use the formal search.

A-road Services

Northern Ireland

  • Lisburn (M1 between J3 and J6)
  • Templepatrick (M2 north-westbound between J4 and J5) (north-westbound only)

Ireland (Rep. Of.)

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