Dapto Mall's New Kids Play opens Saturday June 29. Designed around the theme, bringing the outdoors within, the new playground caters for all children, with specific zones for different abilites that include slides, tunnels, climbing areas and activity panels.
After 11 years servicing the children of Dapto, Dapto Mall was pleased to donate its existing playground to Peterborough School, a school for children with special needs. Peterborough School Principal Susanne Corkey said of the donation,
"Sensory play is an important part of childhood development. The creation of a safe and fun environment will provide opportunities for children to actively use their senses as they play and explore.
The space will be used by individual students who need time to themselves or by small groups of students who are learning new skills.
Students will also have the opportunity to develop gross motor skills in a safe environment. They will be able to learn to climb, to crawl, to navigate mazes and most of all have fun.
Without the support of Dapto Mall in the donation of the playground none of this would be possible."