Bakers Park

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Newton Abbot Devon

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Entrance to this park can be found on the Totnes road out of Newton Abbot. There is limited parking by the side of the 4 football pitches.

Walk past the football pitches and you can find lovely walks on the National Trust property of Bradley Manor. These walks meander along the river and up through Bradley Woods.

Newton United FC play their home matches at Bakers Park.

The brand new state-of-the-art play facility is costing £94,000 which has been funded from Teignbridge District Council (£40k), Devon County Council (£45k, administering Play Builder funds from the Department for Children, Schools and Families) and Newton Abbot Town Council (£9k). 

The play area will replace the aging current play area, and will have a 'natural play' theme. This uses natural features and the surrounding environment to blend natural materials and features to create exciting and unusual play opportunities for children. 
Among the equipment to be included is an aerial runway zipwire, a large wooden climbing frame with nets, a, 'inclusive' roundabout suitable for disabled access, traditional swings, a play trail and a natural dome made of willow. A separate toddlers' area will include swings and a multi-unit - including steps, a walkway and a slide.

The design for the new play area was helped by the Friends of Bakers Park community group and the Newton Abbot Community Interest Company, both of which helped facilitate consultation with local people and children.
To celebrate the opening of the new play area in Bakers Park there will be a two hour play event at the park from 11am - 1pm, hosted by Teignbridge Council, the Friends of Bakers Park, Newton Abbot Town Council and Newton Abbot Community Interest Company. 

Cllr Sylvia Russell, Chairman of Teignbridge District Council, and Cllr David Howe, Mayor of Newton Abbot, will be opening the play area at 11am on Saturday (27 March) as festivities get underway

Activities will include:

* Supervised activities including Den Building with TEPEE Play Rangers
* Wooden jewellery making with Newton Abbot Chidren's Centre
* Crafts for the very young with Ogwell Pre School. 
* There will be refreshments provided by local cafe, Lemon Jelli.
* Use of the play area for the first time.

The new play area has a 'natural play' theme, with its equipment and the surrounding environment blending with natural materials to create an exciting and unusual play facility. Among the equipment is an aerial runway zipwire, a large wooden climbing frame with nets, an 'inclusive' roundabout suitable for disabled access, traditional swings, a play trail and a natural dome made of willow. A separate toddlers' area includes swings and a multi-unit - including steps, a walkway and a slide.

Cllr David Howe, Mayor of Newton Abbot said:

"We're delighted to have helped provide this new play area for Bakers Park, which will be yet another top quality play facility for Newton Abbot.

"With natural equipment similar to that used at Decoy Country Park, I'm sure this will prove just as popular with local children and families."

The design for the new play area was helped by the Friends of Bakers Park community group and the Newton Abbot Community Interest Company, both of which helped facilitate consultation with local people and children.

Catherine Field from the Friends of Bakers Park said:

"We've been working closely with local people to find out what they want from the park, and the new play area was very much in demand.  Along with other recent improvements like the new sign and noticeboard, extra planting, seating, recycling bins and a new footpath, the play park is a real boost to the area, important not only for regular users but to help attract more visitors.

"We want to help make this a real community park for everyone to be proud of, and with this opening we're taking another big step in that direction."




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