Holbeck children’s vision for new play spaces

Local children’s charity, Kidz Klub Leeds, have been busy setting out a vision of the kind of play areas they want to see developed in their community.

The children showed off their design skills after Beeston and Holbeck Ward Councillors, Andrew Scopes, Annie Maloney and Gohar Almass, supported their visit to the Big Swing Playground in Bradford earlier this year. Having fired their imaginations as to what a really good adventure playground can be like, the children set out with pens, paints, Lego and cardboard boxes to express their ideas.

The children’s designs are now being shared with developers of the new Holbeck Sports Hub, who have welcomed input from local children to help shape the new facilities.

The children’s ideas also compliment the regeneration plans for the Heart of Holbeck levelling up bid, which will include the renewal of the Holbeck Moor community park.

Councillor Andrew Scopes (Labour, Beeston & Holbeck) said:

“My ward colleagues and I are delighted that local school children have made such excellent contributions to what they want to see from new play spaces in Holbeck.

“This goes to the heart of creating a Child Friendly Leeds. There are 12 child friendly wishes that children want for the city. One, is to have safe spaces to play, hang out and have fun. Another, is that children and young people are able to express their views, feel heard and are involved in decisions that affect their lives.

“At Kidz Klub, the children have created a really powerful vision that will help us make this a reality in our area, influencing two big projects coming forward in Holbeck. What could be more important in the design of children’s play spaces, than the voices of children themselves?”


This post is based on press release issued by Beeston & Holbeck Ward Councillors


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