Cally adventure playground gets makeover

A team from Greystar Europe gave Hayward Adventure Playground a makeover

A team from Greystar Europe gave Hayward Adventure Playground a makeover - Credit: Greystar Europe

An adventure playground for youngsters with special needs has been given a makeover, with a new fire pit and giant wooden seesaw. 

Hayward Adventure Playground in Market Road, in the Cally, has a large outdoor space for children aged six to 15 to explore and get back to nature. 

More than 20 volunteers from build-to-rent property firm Greystar and its partners spent a week to clearing the bonfire area to install a new fire pit, put in new flood lighting, installed kitchen cupboards, lockers, plug sockets and taps, and gave the whole place a deep clean. 

Grace Morgan, from Greystar, said: "It's been tough to raise money for charity this year, with large fundraising events made impossible, and many companies suffering plummeting profits. 

"The Hayward is a haven for learning and play, hosting up to 40 special educational needs children and their workers every day, sometimes until 9pm. 


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"When I met Katy the playground manager and her team last summer, I was amazed to learn that they are open practically 365 days a year.

"This, coupled with dwindling funds due to the pandemic, meant the playground needed some serious tender loving care."

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