To celebrate the opening of a new children’s play park at Gunwharf Quays last week, the centre invited children from St George’s Beneficial Primary School to be the first to explore the new equipment.
The four and five year olds enjoyed the park, before being treated to a ride on the centre’s new colourful land train. Their fun-filled day continued with the children enjoying a history trail, learning all about the centre’s maritime history.
Colin Wilding, General Manager at Gunwharf Quays, said: “We are delighted to welcome local school children to our centre, and to give them the opportunity to be the first to try out our fantastic new Play Area. As a day out destination, we want to ensure we offer just as much variety for our younger guests as we do for adults, and based on the children’s reactions today, we have achieved this objective.”
The state-of-the-art equipment includes a central play tower - a multilevel, multi-activity play structure allowing children to choose between a traditional slide down or, alternatively, the great bannister bars. It’s even designed to allow for children with walkers or wheelchairs using the stairway. It also includes a traversing wall, a butterfly seesaw which can allow up to four children to play at the same time, a music pipes play panel, concave mirror panel, a beehive finger maze and lots of sensory planting – with a design to promote fun and challenging physical play for children visiting the centre.