Somerstown Adventure Playground Party

Somerstown adventure playground has been in operation for just over a year, it has been money well spent by the Portsmouth City Council. Vandalism has been reduced in this area since the playground was opened. It is managed by the Council, who pay three on site workers; it mainly needs volunteers to keep the place running. It is a great place for children “to be children”.

As well as the huge outdoor area, there is a large hall where they can be creative with art or play table tennis etc.

St Peter`s Church do what they can for the children, in the form of parties and bbq`s. Jan Saidy was asked by St Peter`s to go along and help dish out sausage and chips for their party. She was in her element amongst the children. ‘I sat with them eating chips and ice cream, along with Reverend Hughes and Reverend Rodel’.

Jan also had a chance to talk to the manager of the playground. He said that, during holidays, up to three hundred children can pass through the gates in one day.

‘It was a great opportunity for me to see the setup, I intend to visit the playground often and do what I can to help.’ – Jan Saidy