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Playscape: Children out and about

Our charity is passionate about creating places for children to play, but of course the classic play space was the street. Unlike many of my contemporaries, I never played outside my house because I grew up on a busy road. Unfortunately, my experience is more common for this generation whose independent roaming range is tiny…

Playscape: Voices and Volunteers

With the success of the Playscape under our belts, we are now looking at large grants for the Wheelscape, a small skate park designed by specialists for all types of wheels: from bikes to boards, skates to wheelchairs. This is a crucial element of the adopted Master Plan that grew out of major consultations and…

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…

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