A PLAYGROUP is celebrating the completion of a £52,000 facilities improvement.

Cylch Meithrin Bodhyfryd, based in the grounds of Ysgol Bodhyfryd in Wrexham, was successful in gaining grant funding to improve its playground last year.

From Wrexham Council, it received small capital grant funding of £20,000 and a childcare development grant of £3509.

The playgroup was able to fundraise and use reserves to fund the remainder, with the total project cost coming to £52,750.

Despite covid-19 restrictions putting the works on hold temporarily, the company carrying out the installation - Ray Parry Playgrounds - has been able to add the finishing touches, to the delight of children.

Rebecca Suckley, manager of Cylch Meithrin Bodhyfryd, said: "The playground we had needed improving because there was nothing for the children to play on. "So we applied for the grants and we were successful. "It has been quite a challenge with covid setting in, because the company started it before we were on the brink. "But they were able to finish it when people started to go back to work. "The children have really thrived on it. They think it's amazing.

"They now have things like balancing beams, climbing equipment with a slide, a musical area, a pretend road around the equipment, a large playhouse and we also have sand.

"It has also been resurfaced and has new metal fencing to replace the former wooden fence.

"At the moment we have a lot of outdoor play so when the weather is good this has been really beneficial."

Cylch Meithrin Bodhyfryd is a registered charity which caters for children aged two to four