The children’s play park at Tannaghmore Gardens and Rare Breed Animal Farm is receiving an investment of a quarter of a million pounds to completely upgrade it – and work is due to start in March!
The attraction, which is popular with schools and families all year round, boasts a rare breeds animal farm, maze, and large play park which has been loved by children for years – but has been identified as due for an upgrade.
The park will close on Monday 11th March for the exciting renovation works and should be completed by July, so children will be able to enjoy the brand new facilities during the summer holidays. The other areas of Tannaghmore Gardens, including the animal farm, will be unaffected by the works.
Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, Councillor Julie Flaherty, commented:
“I am so excited to see the plans for the new play park in Tannaghmore! This facility will represent the largest investment in fixed play so far in ABC Council, and I am pleased that it will be tailored for specific age groups with areas for young children and toddlers, as well as more challenging play equipment, such as a zip line, for older children including teenagers.
“The inclusive play area has been designed for children of all needs, with sensory play panels and a fantastic wheelchair accessible in-ground trampoline.”
The £250,000 investment is part of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council’s £4.75m Play Strategy 2018-2026. The eight-year strategy puts ABC Council at the forefront of health, recreation and leisure in Northern Ireland, actively championing play to help improve understanding of its critical importance to children and young people.
While the play park at Tannaghmore is closed to accommodate the work, children can use the nearby Kinnego Marina play park which was upgraded in 2018.