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Chatsworth Adventure Playground – Derbyshire

When you see a sign like this you know you’re in for a treat – and we were not disappointed! Nestling in a corner of the massive Chatsworth Estate is its impressive Adventure Playground, accessed via its equally idyllic Farmyard. As a self-confessed-best-practice-play-area-geek it was certainly ticking lots of boxes for me: inclusive, sense of…

Playscape News – August 2016 Newsletter

Playscape Needs You! It was great to see so many of you at the Shelford Feast – your support is crucial in realising a new playscape for our village, thank you so much for all your help so far!   In case you missed us, here are some things you can do to help: Sign…

Playscape News – July 2016 Newsletter

Test Your Head For Heights and Raise Money for Playscape! Registration is now open for Playscape’s Sponsored Abseil down St Mary’s Church Tower! Buoyed by the success of It’s a Knockout and the £23,000 raised to date we are looking forward to our next big fundraiser on Saturday 1st October 2016. Normally only a select…

Playscape News – June 2016 Newsletter

A Knockout for Playscape! Congratulations to The Saints team, who ran, bounced, catapulted and waddled their way (complete with fluffy halos) to lift the inflatable Trophy at Playscape’s It’s a Knockout competition in April! It was a grand slam from this group of St Faith’s parents, as they also won the prize for the most enthusiastic participant…

Playscape News – May 2016 Newsletter

A Playscape Baby! Congratulations to Dave Jones (our website designer) and his wife Carrie who welcomed little Alexa into the world on the 12th April. The team wish you all the best whilst adjusting to the joys of now being a family of 4! It’s thanks to Dave, of Platform Twenty, that we have our…

Playscape News – April 2016 Newsletter

It’s a Knockout April 23rd 14:00 – 16:30.  Join us on Shelford Rec! Please come and support Playscape’s It’s a Knockout!  on Saturday 23rd April from 2.00 – 4.30pm. Cheer on our intrepid teams battling it out on larger-than-life challenges including “human demolition, Ski Crazy and Pinball Wizard”! There’ll be cakes, burgers, and a bouncy…

Playscape News – March 2016 Newsletter

Come and See The Master Plan Ideas!   Hooray! It’s time to see some exciting plans! We’ll be holding a public drop-in session in the Scout & Guide HQ on Saturday 5th March, 10am – 3pm. It’s a chance for everyone to see the design concept – please come along and support us by having…

Playscape News – February 2016 Newsletter

It’a a Knockout! April 23rd 2016 We are very excited to launch one of our big fundraising events – It’s a Knockout!   Join us for an action-packed afternoon of inflatables, water, and friendly competition as Shelford’s finest battle it out to lift the It’s a Knockout trophy – and in the process help to…

Playscape News – January 2016 Newsletter

New Year Plans Great Shelford Playscape may have started out as a project to rejuvenate the lacklustre playground, which it will, but this is much more about creating a legacy of outdoor fun and relaxation for everyone, at the heart of our village. This month Erect Architecture will be presenting their Recreation Ground Master Plan…

Playscape News – December 2015 Newsletter

The Big Christmas Count Down Has Begun! My kids may be thoroughly exited about the 24 numbers on our chocolate advent calendar, but I’m much more interested in a longer number … 1164326 …to be precise.  Yes, thanks to our very own elves (or rather Marion, our treasurer) beavering away behind the scenes, Great Shelford…

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