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Playscape – How the vision became a reality

6 years ago a group of volunteers decided something must be done about the lacklustre playground. Little did we know what a journey we’d undertaken! The inclusive and inspiring Playscape you see now is the result of thousands of hours of community engagement, research, planning, designing and fundraising. Our guiding vision emerged slowly, through curiosity…

Construction Update

The roundabout is in, the sand pit complete and last week it was incredibly exciting to witness the final tower delivered and see the concrete poured for the final pieces of equipment. The contractors are now installing the cladding on these towers and all of the ropes, footholds and poles. The last big job before…

Planting update

We saw the exciting installation of the first tower mid September and we had hoped that the Playscape would be open to all by now, but the national challenges around deliveries and materials has meant that the opening has slipped again. We have, however, had the delightful task of planting hundreds of plants into the…

Playscape – Nearly there!

How many more sleeps till the Playscape opens? Well we can’t say exactly, but the end of this month is looking very promising!   Duncan & Grove were scheduled to be on site for 10 weeks, with the grass needing a further 4 – 6 weeks to establish, making our projected opening mid-September. As with…

Construction update

The first few mounds have been handed over to the community and they’re already proving a hit! Sunbathing, picnicking, fell running (well, sort of!) – the community is proving to be most inventive with how they use them! The first lot of equipment has also now been concreted in place and we are waiting the…

Free pop-up event on 4 August

Human Table Football on August 4th 10am – 1pm, Great Shelford Rec Come test your skills on the free Human Table Football! It’s like football, except you’ll be strapped to sliders. Come try out with your friends and family, it’ll be a lot of fun and laughter for sure! There will also be our super…

Free pop-up event on 28 July

Climbing wall on July 28th 10am – 1pm, Great Shelford Rec Come test your skills on the free climbing wall! There is a restriction on height and weight, any participant must be minimum 1.5 meters tall and weigh at least 4 stone. But don’t worry if you cannot climb, then there’s our super mini-golf to…

Summer Pop-Up Events

Free activities every Wednesday over the summer holidays from July 28th 10am – 1pm, Great Shelford Rec The Parish Council are kindly sponsoring these events whilst the playground is out of action, offering a different activity each week: from bungee trampolines, to climbing walls (and may even some archery!), but that’s not all… Thanks to…

Latest Update

The Contractors have now been here for a month and things are looking very different! All the old equipment and safety surfacing (3 layers in some places!) have been removed and tons of hardcore and topsoil have been delivered to the site to create the new mounds. We were excited to see the first delivery…

Further Support for Playscape

We are delighted to announce that Scotsdales Garden Centre will be generously supplying the plants for the new borders of the Playscape. From dogwoods and Japanese anenomes to lavender and beautiful grasses, the planting will be hardy and pollinator friendly, providing long seasonal interest for all creatures who visit the rec. Our sincere thanks goes…

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