Hackney Playground gets the yarn bomb treatment

01 April 2015

On 1 April, local children got a nice surprise to discover that the inclusive adventure playground has been covered in wool and knitting.

This vibrant and visually interesting activity also sends a thought-provoking message: our children’s increasing sedentary lives means kids play experiences risk becoming wrapped in cotton (or indeed knitted) wool. ‘The roaming distance that children play from their home has shrunk by 90% in 30 years with time spent playing outside down 50% in just one generation’ (more info on the Project Wild Thing website).

KIDS Adventure Play – Hackney near Springfield Park provides a place for local disabled children and those with special educational needs to play and have fun, but is also a lifeline to parents and children alike.

The yarn bomb comes as part of a range of activities to help raise awareness for the playground as it faces a challenging financial future. Donate today.

Claira Scott-Gray, playground manager, says “the yarn bomb is a great project for us all to get involved in.

“We want to raise awareness of our policy to give our kids the space and time to play, the chance to explore and take risks. We want to ask the local community to get behind our amazing play space for local disabled children and support it in any way they can.”

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