The new and £135,000-improved Wisbech Park play area has officially opened following months of renovation work.

Thanks to play provider specialists, Hags, the junior equipment for ages five to 12 includes a bespoke Anglo Saxon Wisbech Ship centrepiece, and toddler equipment for ages two to six includes a unique tractor multi-unit.

The safety surfacing of the entire play area was also replaced. 

A total of £135k was invested into the refurbishment, which was made possible by funding from the Government's Levelling Up Parks Fund and developer section 106 contributions in Wisbech, as well as capital funding from Fenland District Council.

Cllr Peter Murphy, Fenland District Council's portfolio holder responsible for parks and open spaces, said: “This vibrant space promises boundless opportunities for kids to explore, learn, and thrive.

“With its inclusive design, every child, regardless of ability, will be able to enjoy Wisbech Park.”

Much of the older equipment in the play area has now been replaced with new equipment, while some of the previous pieces that were still in good condition have been retained.

The opening on this newly renovated play area follows on from the launch of the new splashpad facility, which opened in the summer of 2022, and the start of works on a new pavilion, which is expected to be completed in 2024.

Cllr Samantha Hoy, a town, district and county councillor for Wisbech, said: "This play area represents another fantastic investment in the park that will serve the people of Wisbech for many years to come.

“Between these new facilities and the whole host of free activities taking place this summer, such as WisBEACH Rock Festival, there's never been a better time to visit Wisbech Park and join in the fun!”

In addition to WisBEACH Rock Festival, taking place on Sunday August 6, a range of free activities and events will be taking place in Wisbech Park this summer.

These include 'wild play' sessions organised by Groundwork, dance fitness, kickboxing sessions and Victorian side shows organised by Wisbech Town Council, an ‘Art Takes a Seat’ project set up by Blackfield Creatives, and a series of live music shows taking place on the bandstand.