A brand new play park is due to open at the North East’s largest outlet centre late this summer.
Dalton Park has removed its previous well-used play park, and will soon replace it with a brand new suite of exciting and interactive equipment. The new park will include a number of carefully considered inclusive elements such as an extra wide slide, easy access ramps, and an in-ground inclusive roundabout suitable for wheelchairs.
There will also be low level games and puzzles, and plenty of imaginative play potential with a shop counter and captain’s wheel.
Suitable for children aged 2–12, the new play park reflects a £60,000 investment from the County Durham outlet centre.
Centre Manager Jerry Hatch explains: “We’re always looking to enhance the visitor experience and this significant investment in the play park follows the refurbishment of the Centre itself.
“We’re proud that Dalton Park offers something for everyone, and it’s very important that that includes our younger visitors.
“Although still popular, the old play area had begun to look tired and was in need of updating. The exciting new adventure play equipment, including a number of sound sensory elements such as bongo drums and talk tubes, will be set against a backdrop with a lakeland and woodland theme to reflect our 55 acres of Parkland.
“We look forward to seeing families enjoy the new play area to its fullest later this year.”
As well as its bright and airy shopping malls and numerous cafes, Dalton Park also has a wealth of green space to enjoy. Along with the new play park, visitors can explore three signposted walks across the 55 acres of landscaped Parkland that provide a habitat for a variety of wildlife.