A new play area with more than 75 play features has been unveiled in the city complete with a splash pad. 

The new play area in Waterloo Park is designed to entertain children of all abilities aged from 0 to 12 years old.

Norwich Evening News: The play area in Waterloo Park before it was redesignedThe play area in Waterloo Park before it was redesigned (Image: Sonya Duncan)Highlights include a sensory adventure den and dome, pendulum rope swing and a five-bay swing frame, with a range of seating styles to choose from.

Learning panels are incorporated across the equipment to help develop motor skills, abstract thinking, emotional development and hand-eye coordination.

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Norwich City Council’s cabinet member Adam Giles said: “Waterloo Park is an incredibly special part of the community, and we are delighted to have been able to invest in its much-loved play area so that children of all abilities can enjoy it for years to come.

Norwich Evening News: Pictured in 1991 - the splash pad has been a feature for many generations of children in NorwichPictured in 1991 - the splash pad has been a feature for many generations of children in Norwich (Image: Archant)“This upgrade demonstrates our commitment to enhancing and protecting the city’s parks, which play a vital role to all residents’ wellbeing, while making sure we do this in an inclusive and sustainable way.”

Andrew Mitchell, chairman of Friends of Waterloo Park, added: "The new play area has improved one of the most popular green spaces in Norwich and made a real difference to our residents.

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"The new equipment will provide an inclusive environment for children of a wide range of ages and abilities, and will give opportunities to enable them to explore, interact and have fun.

"I am sure the play area will continue to be as it always has been - a much-loved space for families in our community.

Many thanks to those officers of Norwich City Council involved in delivering Waterloo Park’s newest asset, and thanks also to visitors to the park for their understanding and support while the work was undertaken.”