Popular open morning to test out the facilities
Disabled children can take advantage of new play facilities at Redlees Play Centre, after a new wheelchair accessible treehouse and sand and water play area were officially opened yesterday.
The new facilities have been funded by the Council’s short breaks service, and mark the final stage in the redevelopment of the site to create an accessible and inclusive play space for children of all abilities from across the borough to enjoy.
The centre also boasts a log cabin with accessible changing facilities, soft play area, accessible play equipment, a sensory room and a café area.
Councillor Paul Lynch and grandson, Merle Abbott (inclusion and SEN, LB Hounslow) and Stuart Sheppard from Our Barn Youth Club
It was a busy morning attended by approximately 200 families with children of all ages and abilities. Special thanks to the volunteers who ran the cafe, raising over £200 for youth club activities.
Looking forward to the summer and extended opening hours. In the meantime One O'Clock club runs weekdays from 1 - 4. Short break drop-ins for families with disabled children every other Sunday 10 - 2, starting this coming Sunday.
Cllr Lily Bath, cabinet member for children’s services at the council, said:
“The investment in the play centre over the last few years has made a real difference to the lives of local disabled children and their families.
“The new facilities have been developed with parents to make sure they meet the needs of local children, and I hope they’re as pleased with the results as we are.”
To find out more about the short breaks service for disabled children, visit www.hounslow.gov.uk/short_breaks_disabled_children
Redlees Play Centre is on Worton Road, Isleworth TW7 6DW
February 27, 2014