Opening of Cherington and Stourton Village Playground

11th July 2009

The rain held off and the children ran amok having a whale of a time!

After a fantastic fund raising campaign, Simon Rutherford officially opened the new Cherington & Stourton Village Playground by dropping his arm to start the run through the tape by the local children.

A great turn out enjoyed the afternoon and whilst the incredible number of local children made the most of the new playground equipment, the parents quietly enjoyed the bar and barbeque kindly set up by Nick and Hillary.

The new slide was a great hit, as was the climbing frame tower, although many of the children decided it was more fun climbing on the tunnel rather than going through it!

The see-saw and toddlers swings were popular with the smaller children and the old faithful roundabout has never had so many children on it in one go before.

The predicted bad weather in the evening meant the fathers and childrens camp-out had to be postponed until the night following the flower show, but the children thoroughly enjoyed the whole afternoon and many finished it off with a great game of football.

Further images and comments coming soon