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The PlayFence

Our beautiful wooden perimeter fence is 45 years old and falling down and it is a major expense upwards of £300K to replace with like for like. 

 

Without a similar structure we risk changing what makes our play space so unique and attractive to young people.

 

Our ambition is to turn this expensive necessity into an opportunity to enhance not only the playground but the community.

In 2023, thanks to funding from Arts Council England, we ran child-led co-design play sessions  to inspire our young visitors to imagine a playable structure that doubles as a boundary, aka the PlayFence.

The benefits of this project along with future proofing this vital space, are far reaching and most notably in:

 

 Employability

transferable life skills for young people to succeed.

 Mental Health & Wellbeing

 free access to the best outdoor play experiences across diverse socio-economic backgrounds

Neurodiversity

exploring and developing on their own terms with inclusive support

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Our PlayFence ideas

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Partners and supporters

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