The Land Adventure Playground
The Land’ is an award winning ‘junk’ playground based in Plas Madoc. The facility is managed by AVOW (Association of Voluntary Organisations in Wrexham) and was established as a result of capital funding from WREN (Waste Recycling Environmental Network).
The Land has received national and international recognition and was voted ‘coolest’ Adventure Playground in the world. As a result of the ending of Communities First funding The Land was at risk of closure this year, fortunately thanks to funding from BCT Invest Local and Children in Need provision will continue for the next 2 years.
The Land is well attended by locals and also visitors from afar.
A typical day on the Land can include children building and creating their own ‘homes’, their own spaces. The AVOW Play and Community Development Team have good relationships with a number of local businesses which make this happen by donating surplus materials including pallets, reels, pipes etc.
Wrexham Mineral Cables, Edmundson Electrical, KinderKey HealthCare and also The House nameplate Company all donate materials on a regular basis which benefit a great deal of children.
Claire Pugh ( Play and Community Development Manager) says “We are so grateful for all the kind donations we receive. We are always looking for new partnerships which will enhance opportunities for children, even if you think its junk we can take it off your hands so please get in touch”.
If you would like to donate to a worthwhile cause please contact AVOW on 01978 312556 or email – email@example.com