CHILDREN and their families flocked to the opening of a new play area in Upper Cumberworth.
A free fun day of activities was held at the Eunice Lane site to celebrate the unveiling. The event, organised by the Cumberworth Community Association, included a bouncy castle, games, arts and crafts and sports activities.
Surestart and Kirklees Young People’s Service also helped provide the activities for the children.
The new play area was built with funds from the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) Play Pathfinder programme. The initiative is aimed at eight to 13-year-olds to improve their access to natural and challenging play.
Christine Stanfield, joint Cabinet member for regeneration, environment and sport, officially opened the play area.
She said: “Playing outside helps young people to play together constructively, tests different skills and gives them fresh air and exercise.
“I hope this equipment will be enjoyed by all the young people of Upper Cumberworth for a very long time.”
For more information on the Play Pathfinder Programme or Play in Kirklees contact Amy Woodhead on 01484 223823.