New playground opened by comic Dave Lee. The team behind the project comprised Briony Williamson, Helen Sharp and Kate Baker.
The King George V project is to create an Adventure Play Area that is sympathetic to the area, for children of different ages and abilities to utilise both individually and with their families and friends. The aim is to create a welcoming, exciting environment that can be enjoyed by the whole community and provide an all-inclusive outdoor meeting area to enhance local and social cohesion.
Our plans are to build a creative play area that encompasses a wide range of challenging equipment for ages 18 months-18years. The equipment varies from balancing logs and monkey bars to tunnels, slides, swings and bridges. A zip wire will provide excitement and challenge for older children and adults alike. A nest swing and jungle climber provide team play and hang out areas. A gravity bowl will provide an accessible spinning experience for all ages and the city air rider will be good exercise and fun for teens. A new picnic area is situated centrally so that parents and grandparents can enjoy the area whilst maintaining a close eye on their children at play. By creating mounds and adding planting we will transform a flat static area into a hide and seek heaven.
The area will be themed around Elham's history with information boards. We will have a learning arena that can be used to hold outdoor classes, musical events and plays, and church services.
A Sensory Garden and Flower Meadow will provide areas for quiet reflection and enjoyment of native flora. They will help attract species of birds, butterflies, bees and other wildlife