Otter Park – New playground at Ferry Meadows

If you’ve been to Ferry Meadows laterly you will have noticed the new playground that opened on 4th April.

Pupils from St Botolph’s CE Primary School, have been involved in the project for some months, opened the playground and were the first children to play on the amazing new play equipment.

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A meandering path travels through the playground taking children on a journey of discovery.  With water and sand play, cradle swings, an oversized slide, a hollow log, a clambering bridge, a tree den and swinging acorn pods, there is going to be plenty to explore.

Andrée Davies, of landscape architects Davies White Ltd, said “Nature is the ultimate playground and that’s exactly what we have designed here. Inspired by the local wildlife and landscape, the Otter playground is inclusive and fun for all the family, especially young children and toddlers.”

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Teresa Wood, Visitor Services Manager, said  “The Otter playground will be an exciting place for young children to come and explore.  This is the first of a three year programme aimed at improving the play areas in Ferry Meadows.  We have worked with local schools, our Nene Park volunteers and other groups to understand what our visitors want from the play provision in the Park.  Things like the acorn seats are a direct result of this work.”

Have you been to Otter Park yet?

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