Proludic were delighted to be in attendance as RAF Cosford’s Station Commander, Group Captain Gareth Bryant has officially opened a new play area for RAF families. Situated in the centre of the station’s Service Family Accommodation ‘patch’, the Valiant Road play area is the biggest playpark ever commissioned by the MOD’s Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO).

The new facility is large enough for 185 children to play simultaneously and features 50 pieces of equipment. These range from traditional favourites such as swings, a see-saw and slides to a climbable net, 'Roll Runner’ and even a zip wire.

The nearly £270,000 play area replaces a smaller existing facility. It has been designed to meet the needs of parents and children alike, with a section specifically for toddlers and another for older children. The play area features a sensory area, wheelchair and buggy-friendly entrances, marked paths and a picnic area.

The upgrade was commissioned by DIO through their contractor Amey, who brought Nottingham-based specialist Proludic on board to design the play area and install the equipment.