Free goodie bags for first 100 children at Battenhall Rise play area fun day

July 09 2019
Free goodie bags for first 100 children at Battenhall Rise play area fun day

Goodie bags and healthy snacks will be available to the first 100 children who go to the revamped Battenhall Rise play area on Saturday, July 20 between 10am and noon.

The free fun day event, hosted by Worcester’s Mayor, Allah Ditta, will showcase the play area’s new equipment, including swings, see saw, balance beam and climbing equipment as the school holidays get under way.

It has been resurfaced to improve safety and decorated with colourful, interactive floor markings.

The play area is for pre and primary school-aged children.

The refurbishment work was carried out by Worcester City Council in partnership with St Peter’s Parish Council.

Battenhall Rise is one of 45 play areas the city council owns and operates across Worcester.

The authority is working on improvements to several of them over the next year.

“It’s more important than ever to ensure children have spaces in their neighbourhood where they can enjoy exciting outdoor play,” said Conservative Worcester City councillor Andy Stafford, Vice Chairman of the city council’s environment committee.

“We are committed to providing well maintained play areas right across the city, where children can have free fun, spend time with friends and get exercise in the open air.”

Improvements are planned for Fort Royal Park.