Bid to create new children’s play zone in Northamptonshire country park

Fermyn Woods Country Park could soon have a new kids play area
Fermyn Woods Country Park could soon have a new kids play area

Fermyn Woods Country Park near Brigstock could soon have a new interactive wild play area after the county council made an application for funding.

It is looking to create a fun and quirky play trail which will encourage families to find out more about the park as they follow the trail.

It will include a natural wood climbing frame, sculptural butterfly seating and a play trail featuring magnifying posts, spy posts, stepping stones, climbing logs and instruction boards with fun challenges.

The county council is planning to apply for funding from the Mick George Community Fund and is looking to provide evidence of public support for the play area as part of its bid.

People can show their support for the project by emailing the country park rangers, signing a pledge sheet at the park cafe or by ‘liking’ a post about the proposed play area on the park’s Facebook page.

Cabinet member for public health and wellbeing Cllr Robin Brown said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for us to introduce a new facility at Fermyn Woods which we’re sure young families will love.

“The wild play trail will encourage youngsters to learn more about the country park in a fun and quirky way, and we’re hoping it will bring even more visitors to discover what Fermyn Woods has to offer.”

People are asked to pledge their support for the project by September 30th when the funding application is submitted.

To pledge your support, email countryside@northamptonshire.gov.uk or visit www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/fermynwoods for a link to the Facebook page.