There will be an exciting new addition to the play area at Lydiard Park this week, with the installation of 3 activity panels and a rain wheel.
The visually pleasing, sensory panels will add a different experience for all users of the play area and especially appeal to children who like to explore and play alone within the safe confines of the play area.
The new installations include a woodland finger maze, a tactile labyrinth, a ladder rattle and a rain wheel.
The play equipment is being supplied by Hand Made Places, a company committed to using managed timber and ecologically sensitive treatments.
Sarah Finch-Crisp, Keeper of Lydiard House & Park said: "These new panels are suitable for children of all levels of ability and mobility, offering good fun, inclusive play for all. Since the new play area opened in Autumn 2006, we've seen a huge increase in the number of children and their families enjoying this attraction so are delighted that even more children will be able to join in the fun at Lydiard Park."
The children's play area at Lydiard Park opened in Autumn 2006. It was created as part of the £5 million Lydiard Park Project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, to restore the historic landscape and upgrade visitor facilities. Swindon Borough Council's partners in this ambitious scheme are English Heritage, Natural England and DEFRA, along with business partners RWE npower, the BMW Group, Intel UK Ltd, Halcrow Ltd and MAN ERF.