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Westport Lake play area spruced up for summer holidays

Published: Friday, 20th May 2022

Stoke-on-Trent City Council is sprucing up Westport Lake play area to update facilities ready for families to enjoy.

The work will begin on Monday 23 May and is planned to be completed in time for the school summer holidays. As part of the refurbishment, play equipment will be replaced and a brand new space net and tyre swing will be added. There will also be a new picnic area installed.

While the play area is closed for the refurbishment there will be a range of activities on for children and families:

  • Saturday 28 May: Stoke City Football Club - Multi-sports session 2.30-4.30 pm. 
  • Sunday 29 May: Staffordshire Wildlife Trust - Crafts/building hammocks/den building/activities in the meadow. Four hour session 10am - 2pm.
     
  • Saturday 04 June - Green Door passes for free bike hire. There are 20 passes available (10 adults, 10 children) on a first come, first served basis. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
    Storyteller sessions - 10.30am for 30 minutes, then half past the hour until 3.30pm.
  • Sunday 5 June - Craft sessions 10am-12pm then 1pm-3pm
     
  • Saturday 11 June: Stoke City Football Club - Multi-sports session 2.30-4.30 pm.
    Green Door passes for free bike hire. There are 20 passes available (10 adults, 10 children) on a first come, first served basis. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
     
  • Saturday 18 June: Staffordshire Wildlife Trust - Crafts/building hammocks/den building/activities in the meadow. Four hour session. 10am - 2pm.
    Green Door passes for free bike hire. There are 20 passes available (10 adults, 10 children) on a first come, first served basis. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Sunday June 19 - Storyteller sessions - 10.30am for 30 minutes, then half past the hour until 3.30pm.
     
  • Saturday 25 June and Sunday 26 June: BeeActive – Inflatable assault course
    Green Door passes for free bike hire. There are 20 passes available (10 adults, 10 children) on a first come, first served basis. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
     
  • Saturday 2 July: Stoke City Football Club - Multi-sports session 2.30-4.30 pm. 
    Green Door passes for free bike hire. There are 20 passes available (10 adults, 10 children) on a first come, first served basis. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
     
  • Saturday 9 July and Sunday 10 July: BeeActive – Inflatable assault course
    Green Door passes for free bike hire. There are 20 passes available (10 adults, 10 children) on a first come, first served basis. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
     
  • Saturday 16 July: Story Quest literacy sessions and park trail
    Green Door passes for free bike hire. There are 20 passes available (10 adults, 10 children) on a first come, first served basis. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Sunday July 17 - Storyteller sessions - 10.30am for 30 minutes, then half past the hour until 3.30pm.
     
  • Saturday 23 July: Stoke City Football Club - Multi-sports session 2.30-4.30 pm
    Green Door passes for free bike hire. There are 20 passes available (10 adults, 10 children) on a first come, first served basis. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

The city council are also currently working to plan further events across the weekends that the play area will be closed.

Cllr Carl Edwards, cabinet member for housing and environment said: “Public playgrounds are not only an iconic symbol of childhood, they also encourage imaginative and physical play. It’s great news that the play area at Westport Lake will be getting a revamp with new play equipment and a great new picnic area for visitors to this fantastic site.

“We know that the park is very popular and so we’ve got a fantastic range of alternative activities over the weekends while the work takes place. I would encourage anyone to come down and have a go.”