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Buckinghamshire 'all abilities' play area to open

Emberton Park Play Area
Image caption The play area at Emberton Country Park can be used by children of all abilities

An inclusive play area in Buckinghamshire is to be officially opened by the Mayor of Milton Keynes.

The play area at Emberton Country Park includes equipment which can be used by children of all abilities.

Facilities include a wheelchair accessible sunken galleon, roundabout, seesaw, basket swing and a ground level trampoline.

A maze and sensory garden will provide further opportunities for families to explore the park.

All ability specialist bikes will be available to hire during the summer.

The play area has been created by Milton Keynes Council after it received a government Short Breaks grant.

The grants are given to projects which give families with disabled children the support they need to enjoy inclusive activities and support.

Gail Tolley, the council's director of children and young people's services said: "This inclusive play area means that every child and young person in the borough can enjoy the freedom and creativity of play."

The opening ceremony will take place at noon on Saturday.

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