Tree-mendous new playground

William (12) and Mollie Thompson (six) on the new playground at Wyre Estuary Country Park, Stanah.
William (12) and Mollie Thompson (six) on the new playground at Wyre Estuary Country Park, Stanah.

CHILDREN in Wyre got into the swing of things this week with the opening of a new play area.

The timber playground at Wyre Estuary Country Park has been jointly funded by Wyre Council (£74,000) and the Forestry Commission (£87,000).

Designed for children 13 and under it includes a large climbing frame, rope bridges, tilting roundabout, a bucket swing and single swings.

Mum-of-two, Chelley Thompson, of Hillylaid Road, Stanah, said she was “delighted” with the outcome.

She said: “It is very well thought out, it seems to appeal to a huge range of ages, it just looks really good.

“Although Wyre Estuary Park is a beautiful area I have found there is a lack of facilities for young children and this is just what the doctor ordered.

When we were down there plenty of children were playing My two are 12 and six and there were things that both of them could play on.

“Not only that but it looks great as well, it is made of timber so it looks like an extension of the woodland.”

Coun Lynne Bowen, Cabinet member with responsibility for playgrounds at Wyre Council, said: “Play facilities are the one thing that has been missing from this corner of Thornton and we’re delighted by what we’ve been able to provide for the community.”

The official launch with the Mayor of Wyre will be at the Country Park on Thursday 17 March at 10.15am.