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Building for more fun is child's play at Dudley adventure centre
5:01pm Monday 4th November 2013 in Local
BUILDING for more fun an adventure playground project in Dudley looks set to be child's play after a £160k investment.
Improvements at Dudley Council's Sycamore Adventure Centre on Old Park Farm Estate already include extended kitchen facilities to deliver a full menu.
The development has led to the centre scooping a gold food for health award in recognition of healthy options available for children and families.
Work will be going on throughout November to install a range of new outside play equipment including giant wooden structures and connecting bridges, new accessible slides, a range of play vehicles, music play areas and an outdoor cave.
Councillor Tim Crumpton, Dudley cabinet member for children’s services, said: “Sycamore Adventure is a unique venue offering its visitors a wide range of activities either when the weather is fine or otherwise. The addition of new outdoor lighting means that children can enjoy being outside for longer.
“We are extremely grateful to the sponsors and grant providers for their support. The centre continues to go from strength to strength providing free play for Dudley residents, birthday parties, school and children’s groups and currently Santa’s grotto.”
A new tree house for all abilities has been provided through Mencap’s, Raising Your Game project where young people aged 16 to 19, who are at risk of offending, completed fund raising events to buy wood and equipment before helping with construction of the project.
Lloyds TSB has also been shelling out to provide a new outdoor stage and The Challenge Network project saw hundreds of 16 to 19-year olds-volunteer at the centre during the summer.
For more information visit www.sycamoreadventure.co.uk
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