Five new playgrounds have recently opened around the city much to the rejoicing of parents and carers looking to fight school holiday boredom.
Each of the new playgrounds boast upgraded equipment and physical activities designed to give children a sensory experience that will engage and entertain them.
Below you’ll find a guide on where to find the new playgrounds and what each of them has to offer.
Loch Ness Drive Park, Fletcher
Loch Ness Park boasts the largest of the five newly-opened playgrounds, with a design that adheres to the Everyone Can Play principles. This renewed playground is a true haven for children of all ages, offering a whopping 41 inclusive activities spread across two levels. From toddlers to preteens, every child is sure to find something to enjoy and keep them occupied for hours on end.
Waratah Park, Waratah
Waratah Park’s playground design is seamlessly integrated into its surrounding greenery, creating a picturesque and natural setting for children to explore and play in. The new playground features 22 activities that are specifically designed to enhance and improve children’s skills, including a climbing wall, challenging climbing nets, swings, and an exciting slide. With such a wide range of activities to choose from, children can test their limits, unleash their imaginations, and have fun all at the same time!
Harold Myer Park, Birmingham Gardens
The newly-renewed playground is an action-packed wonderland for kids, featuring an impressive 35 activities that cater to children of all ages and abilities. The multiplay equipment is thoughtfully designed to promote social interaction and cooperation, with exciting features such as slides, gangways, climbing nets, and challenging climbing walls. With so many different activities to choose from, kids can engage in active play, make new friends, and create lasting memories that they will cherish for years to come.
Vera Wilson Park, Beresfield
This playground is truly a child’s dream come true, with a plethora of activities that cater to all types of play. From strength-building equipment to creative elements that promote social interaction, kids will be able to enjoy a well-rounded play experience. With a total of 24 inclusive activities, children of all ages can explore and discover their own unique ways to have fun. Exciting features such as commando tubes, challenging climbing walls, swings, slides, climbing nets, and play panels will stimulate their senses and encourage them to play, learn, and grow.
Avon Street Reserve, Mayfield
This innovative playground is all about stimulating the senses and encouraging creativity through play. One of its unique features is the musical play activities that are designed to enhance children’s hearing and sense of rhythm. These musical elements come in the form of underground pipes with attached dongers that produce melodic tones when hit. In addition to the musical pipes, there are also talk tubes that allow kids to interact and communicate with each other throughout the playground. The multiplay equipment is equally impressive, featuring swings, slides, balancing beams, play panels, gangways, and challenging climbing nets that provide endless opportunities for adventure and exploration. With so much to do and see, children will never tire of this one-of-a-kind playground experience.