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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…

Playscape Construction Timeline

By the time you read this we’re hopeful that the contractors will have been instructed to proceed and you should see changes on site imminently! The construction is expected to take about 10 weeks, although the Playscape will remain cordoned off whilst the new grass establishes itself for at least a further 6 weeks. This…

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