Castle Batch All-Inclusive SEND Play Park2023-03-06T14:48:44+00:00

Castle Batch All-Inclusive SEND Play Park

Castle Batch has housed a play area for over 15 years and has been managed by the Town Council for nine years. The council recognised the need for SEND provision, and Castle Batch was the obvious choice for the redevelopment due to its size, need for refurbishment, and accessibility.

Extensive consultation demonstrated the need for a park suitable for all ages and abilities. Children with Special Educational Needs Disabilities (SEND) often have reduced access to outdoor play. This can lead to limited opportunities for children to explore and socialise, or develop the confidence and strength they need to achieve success in life. By creating a fully inclusive park, we allow whole families and friends to be able to play at the same time. Every child deserves equity and a safe place to play for their development.

The need for equipment for mixed ages and abilities has become abundantly clear. The specification has been supplied to contractors, using the consultation data. Given the value of the project, both financially and socially, this project will need carefully considered communications at every stage of development.

The refurbishment of Castle batch park to become an all-inclusive play area is an ambitious project for a cost of £400,000 for the 0.85 acres / 3,456.41m2 park.

With thanks to our community partners who have generously helped to make this project happen:

  • National Lottery Community Fund
  • North Somerset Council
  • NSC Improving Play Spaces Fund
  • Big Worle
  • Tesco

We look forward to sharing details of the park’s launch soon.

The park has a Facebook page. Please follow it for updates. Click HERE

Photos by John Scaife / A1 Camera Club

Castle Batch all-inclusive play area
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