Playgarden breathes new life into park

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A SHEFFIELD firm that develops outdoor play spaces for children, has won an £80,000 contract to save Dinosaur World from total extinction.

Playgarden, part of Aizelwood’s Mill-based play equipment specialist Timberplay, will transform the once popular attraction at Colwyn Bay into an outdoor learning centre for schools, pre-school groups and parents’ groups.

Conwy Council’s education department, which took over the site in 2009, awarded the contract to Playgarden because of its innovative design ideas and understanding of play and learning in outdoor environments.

Its designs include a training centre for pre-school and school staff as well as a natural play environment “designed to encourage a hands- on experience”.

Playgarden business manager Ros Harker said: “We have tried to create a forever playscape that will leave lifelong experiences and memories for generations of children in Colwyn Bay.

“It is a playscape that sets out to reveal itself in layers to its users, with something new to discover upon each visit.

“This forever changing landscape interacts with the seasons so that no two visits to a particular zone are exactly the same.”