Ahoy there matey! Children give Claremont Park's pirate makeover their seal of approval

Shiver me timbers! Children had big smiles on their faces when they got chance to test out new pirate-themed play equipment for the first time.

Sunday, 17th March 2019, 9:27 am
Updated Sunday, 17th March 2019, 10:28 am
Better Starts parks and open spaces strategy has seen a complete overhaul of the play area at Claremont with the creation of a pirate-themed park and new pathways.

Youngsters from the Westminster Children’s Centre gave their official stamp of approval to a £288,000 investment at Claremont Park on Claremont Road in North Shore when the playground re-opened on Wednesday. The scheme has been paid for by Blackpool Better Start as part of a programme of upgrades to playgrounds in deprived areas of the town.

Reuben Dufton and Sinna Ramadan
Luke Gates and George McAuliffe try one of the new slides

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Better Starts parks and open spaces strategy has seen a complete overhaul of the play area at Claremont with the creation of a pirate-themed park and new pathways.
The concept for the play area was chosen following consultation with the community.
Youngsters from Westminster Childrens Centre visited the new play area with Colin Smy from Better Start, Alex Bergin and Annie Heslop from Blackpool Councils Park Service and Mike Clark from Kompan.
Other parks in Blackpool which have also seen investment in play equipment by Better Start include Revoe Park, which played host to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during their visit to Blackpool last week.
The new-look play area at Claremont Park