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Revamped children’s centre garden is a hit with families

A revamped garden area has officially re-opened at a children’s centre and it’s scooped the seal of approval from some of the borough’s youngest residents.

Brassey Gardens Children’s Centre in Birkenhead celebrated the make over by holding a garden party for local families, who enjoyed their own mini adventures on the day exploring the new garden area. Deputy Mayor of Wirral, Councillor Tony Smith, opened the revamped garden, marking the occasion by planting a tree within the improved outdoor space. The centre worked with parents to decide what they wanted to see in the garden to make the space suitable for children to enjoy and develop. The revamped area now boasts a wide range of sensory facilities to nurture the imaginations, and encourage the learning and development of children aged 0-5.

Corporate Director of Children’s services, Paul Boyce said:

“The refurbishment of the garden area is fantastic. Centre staff and those parents involved from the beginning have clearly worked hard to ensure their ideas for the space would bring endless enjoyment for children.

“The garden and all its sensory features will not only bring happy memories to families, it will also contribute positively to the learning, development and health of our youngest residents. It was great to see the smiles the garden brought to the faces of the children and parents on the opening day, I’m sure it will do the same for all those who visit the centre. ”

Some of the new features in the garden are: a dedicated sand and water play area; a ‘mud kitchen’ allowing kids to cook up an inedible storm; a bug hotel, and an area just for Story time all of which lets children to use imagination and creativity through play.

To explore the garden and find out when it’s open visit the My Child Can Facebook page; facebook.com/mychildcan

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