Latest News Headlines
On-Air Now
Listen Live

Isle of Play encourages children to enjoy the simple joy of playing outside

Sat, 06 Apr 2019

An Island charity which provides opportunities for children to play outside has received vital funding for a new project.

The support of the Manx Lottery Trust will allow Isle of Play to run an adventure playground pilot scheme for the next 12 months.

The grant from the Trust of £25,000 will help cover set-up costs, equipment, staff costs and transportation for the playground project situated between Pulrose and Anagh Coar.

Lester’s Yard will be sited on land leased from Douglas Council and is described as a child-led space where children can run free, build dens, use tools, grow and cook food, learn cooking skills and play freely. The facility will be open between 16:15 and 18:00 each evening.

The charity was founded in 2018 by two playworkers who will work closely with primary schools and the local community to offer fun activities and stimulating play to children across the Isle of Man.



Subscribe to get Energy FM News direct to your mobile device

You can get Energy FM News delivered direct to your mobile device using one of the following methods.

  • In the Apple News App on iOS search for Energy FM IOM and then just add it to your favourites
  • In the Google News & Weather App just search for Energy FM and then add us as a customised section
  • If you use an RSS Reader then just add our feed to your app, click here for our news RSS feed