Even More Fun At Garston Adventure Playground

FUNDING from the Morgan Foundation for an extra part-time play worker means that Garston Adventure Playground will be able to open for longer, including Saturdays. It also means that additional support will be available for the 700 local children who use the facilities. The £30,000 grant will cover the cost of the new post for three years. From its two-acre site on a former quarry in Bowden Road, Garston Adventure Playground offers free, open access play for children aged six to 15 years. As well as the outdoor play, activities include drama, arts and crafts, educational workshops, sports and games. Excursions in school holidays to attractions such as Drayton Manor and Chester Zoo are popular, while the adventurous can try kayaking, windsurfing and snow sports at the Chill Factory. Carmel Moran, the Senior Play Worker, said: “What we can provide has far reaching benefits for the children and young people. It helps them make informed choices in a safe, healthy and stimulating environment. Through fun activities and projects, we can encourage them to be more active and help tackle any emotional or behavioural problems. The grant from the Morgan Foundation will allow us to support even more children and extend our opening hours.” Jane Harris, Administrator of The Morgan Foundation, said: “The trustees recognised the very real benefits to the children and the local community that Garston Adventure Playground provides and are delighted to be able to support such an enterprising and innovative charity.” For more information about Garston Adventure Playground, call 0151 494 9524