Village Park – new play facilities

Throughout the UK, there are developments in place to improve the facilities to benefit the local community. One such development was the play facilities in our village park. Yesterday was the first time that the new play area was officially unveiled and the barriers removed for the children and family to access it.I happened to bring my camera along, so I have taken pictures of all the new additions to the park. The first one which dominates a large part of the play area is the wooden play frame. It does look rather sturdy and well built; the wood does not look like it will splinter, which is important.

Play frame with slide
Play frame with slide
Play frame -another view
Play frame – from another angle

The one that my daughter was really looking forward to using was the zip wire, letting children slide down the wire while sitting on the black seat. They have also provided a picnic table for families to use.

Zip wire in the background, picnic table in the foreground
Zip wire in the background, picnic table in the foreground

There are quite a few swings to cater to people of all ages, and again made of the same wood as the play frame.

Bird's nest swing but in the colours of Spiderman
Bird’s nest swing but in the colours of Spiderman
Swings for different ages
Swings for different ages

There is also a play area for the younger children, which includes a small tunnel similar to what is seen in the cBeebies Teletubbies show.

Small tunnel under the mound
Small tunnel under the mound

Now there are these wooden beams set into the ground, but I have no idea what they are supposed to be for.

Wooden poles
Wooden poles – ? trying to look like Stone Henge (but made of wood)
Other side of the tunnel
Other side of the tunnel

They have provided another picnic table, which is set near the Village hall.

Another picnic table
Another picnic table

The wooden weaved structure presumably will start sprouting leaves in due time, to form more of a wooden shelter.

Wooden weaved structure
Wooden weaved structure

This is the play area for the younger children with a shorter slide and wooden logs forming a path to get you there.

Wooden log path
Wooden log path leads to another slide

It is definitely great to see the development of facilities to benefit the young children of the area. And all with sustainable material which is eco-friendly. That’s what we have come to expect in England, as each village tries to improve the local facilities for the benefit of the community. I can definitely see my children enjoying the new play area for years to come.

Boon