The world’s first ‘educational playground’ to open in UK
Educational playgrounds are set to open across the UK this week, bringing together parents, teachers and students to play and learn in an interactive environment.
The childrens playground at The Park of the Stars in Brighton will open for the first time at the end of the month, and is one of a number of new playgrounds being launched across the country.
Its creators hope the park’s childrens theme and the interactive nature of the playground will attract young children, with a view to encouraging them to engage with and learn more about the outdoors.
They have also developed an online education service called The Park School, which offers parents, parents and students a free app and website to access.
For the first five years, the park has been open for visitors and staff from all over the UK.
Park of the stars childrens park in Brighton is set to reopen this month, with staff and visitors from across the world.
Childrens park at Thepark of thestars in Brighton (file: PA)The park opened in April last year, with the aim of connecting children with the outdoors and helping them learn about nature.
It currently has around 40,000 children participating in its educational programme, with more than 300,000 visits made each year.
A group of parents are currently involved in the project, and are working on a new website and app to connect parents and children with other childrens parks around the country, with plans to launch it this summer.
Some of the parkers also plan to create a new playground for their children, and open one in their own area.
The park’s main playground, The Park Of The Stars in South-East London, opened in March last year.
It is open seven days a week from 6.30am until 5pm, with an open hour for kids and an hour for staff.
Parents can visit from Monday to Friday, and staff are on hand on Saturdays and Sundays.
Other new parks in the UK are at Tullamore in Cornwall, and the Isle of Wight.
Last year, the Government announced that it had invested £2.3bn in the parks sector, but with the economy recovering, more investment is needed.
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