There’s no place like Home (Farm)


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With the summer weather just around the corner – hopefully – a popular Leeds farm has got a new look play area which will keep kids entertained in a safe surrounding.

Already proving a bit hit with youngsters under the age of eight, the Home Farm play area has been transformed and extended to provide greater and improved accessibility for the disabled, with a host of new fun equipment.

Youngsters can enjoy a play on the new tractor, swings, see-saw, climbing frame and slide whilst musical equipment has also been provided.

The park is also located to a nearby natural play area where children can explore minibeasts and wildlife, in an all-newly refurbished environment.

PLAY: Cllr Mark Dobson with Rochelle Bodey (left) and Madeleine Bodey (right) at Home Farm's refurbished children's play area

PLAY: Cllr Mark Dobson with Rochelle Bodey (left) and Madeleine Bodey (right) at Home Farm's refurbished children's play area

Funding for the scheme has been provided from Leeds City Council’s Aiming High For Disabled Children capital short break fund, which enables disabled children to enjoy days out with their friends and family.

Home Farm boasts over 400 sheep, pigs, poultry and goats, along with a mixture of recreated workshops and exhibitions, and continues to be a big hit with visitors both young and old.

Councillor Mark Dobson, Leeds City Council’s executive member for the environment praised the renovations and looked forward to seeing them bring joy to the visiting children.

He said: “Home Farm is a really lovely place for all the family to visit, and it was fantastic to be at the official opening of our refurbished toddlers’ play area on the site.

“A range of new equipment has been installed including a play tractor, new swings, see saw, climbing frame and slide, and it was fantastic to see so many youngsters already enjoying the play area, which I am sure will be extremely popular for many years to come.”

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