Summer might be over, but local youngsters can still play, explore, craft and eat healthily through free sessions at Fort Apache adventure playground in Torquay.
Autumn play sessions
Funding from Sanctuary Housing is supporting the Play Torbay-run adventure playground to organise play sessions after school this autumn at its new location of Torquay Academy.
Attendees can get involved with adventurous outdoor play, arts and crafts and growing their own food on the Gardens and Greens site. During the darker evenings, there will be opportunities to take part in seasonal activities like cooking outdoors under the stars, toasting marshmallows and building cosy dens. The sessions will take place every Monday from 11 September 4-5.30pm.
Meet new friends
As well as encouraging local people to get active, cook and eat healthy food, the sessions at Fort Apache also offer the young participants the chance to meet new friends and chat to peers in a relaxed environment.
“People of all ages”
Lynne Roberts, Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager, said: “Our partnership with Play Torbay at Fort Apache is designed to help improve both the physical and mental wellbeing of our residents, and it’s fantastic that people of all ages are welcome to come along and meet new people.”
“One of the most successful”
Tanny Stobart, Play Torbay’s director, added: “We have worked with Sanctuary on several community initiatives over the past few years and this has been one of the most successful. We have had some fantastic feedback about the Fort Apache summer programme and we are looking forward to welcoming local families back for the autumn sessions.”
Any young people or families interested in taking part in the Monday sessions can just turn up on the day after school at Fort Apache, Cricketfield Road, Torquay, TQ2 7NU. For more information contact Play Torbay on 01803 850157.
This project is funded by Sanctuary’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.