Posted: Thu 10th Mar 2016

A new 50k play area for Pembrey Country Park

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Mar 10th, 2016

It’s a case of out with the old and in with the new as Pembrey Country Park revamps part of its woodlands children’s play area. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The current outdated equipment is being replaced with a new purpose built adventure ground covering the 50m square sandy area. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

A tree castle with slide and a wobbly bridge, climbing club with ropes, ladders, boarding nets and a sliding pole to whiz down, a cable way and five-way swing are just some of the new wood and steel items that will keep youngsters entertained for hours. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

An agility trail and a fort style climbing frame will complement those items as part of a £50k investment through the council’s capital works programme. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Work is due to start shortly with some, if not all of the equipment, ready in time for the Easter opening. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The council’s countryside and coast manager, Rory Dickinson said: “The woodlands play area is very popular with children and the current play equipment being very old, we were continually having to patch it up. Playgrounds can significantly improve children’s health, learning and social inclusion and the new equipment is not only specifically designed to promote child development but is also high in play value.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

This latest make over is one of a number of improvements planned at the park for this season. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The council’s executive board member for leisure, Cllr Meryl Gravell said: “We are committed to improving Pembrey Country Park, it’s such a wonderful place and in order for us to keep our visitors returning again and again it’s important that we provide them with the best facilities possible.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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