In recent years the Old Road play area has been transformed thanks to the work of a group of parents who established the Play Areas Association and obtained several sizeable grants. These enabled the development of a toddlers area. a skate park, swings, activity trail and a large climbing frame. Recently the association was disbanded and ongoing maintenance was handed over to the Town Council. The facility is well used and respected by local children and their families and in the summer special activity days take place. There is another, smaller play area in Ryedale Close.