The Friends of Northampton Racecourse celebrated the opening of their new, dragon shaped, Adventure Play Project earlier this month to the tune of jesters and fire dancers!
The Midlands based group received £49,170 from Community Spaces to create a large natural play area for the all the residents and visitors of Northampton to enjoy.
The launch was hugely popular, with families attending from all round. Councillor Trini Crake opened the project and the celebrations continued throughout the afternoon with activities such as plate spinning and juggling!
Thomas Skidmore, Programme Development Coordinator for Community Spaces went along to the event.
“It was great to see such an innovative design mixing fixed and natural play. The children playing seemed to be having a magical experience, and the launch also let them learn skills from a circus entertainer and a wacky science lesson!”
To see for your self the dragon shaped natural play area, then watch this video as Community Spaces, Thomas Skidmore, takes us around the project.
All the photos from the launch can be found on our Flickr page.