A new Youth Wing has been added to the play centre at The Ridge Adventure Playground to provide a creative space for teenagers.

Music, dance, table games and a meeting space will be available in the new extension to the playground and play centre in Bestwood.

Funding for the £253,000 multi-use Youth Wing has come from the sale of the former William Olds Youth Club, which was judged beyond repair in 2017.

The development of the site was also enhanced by a MUGA (Multi Use Games Area) accessible by the community which was part funded by a grant from WREN in 2018.

The Leader of Nottingham City Council, Cllr David Mellen and the Portfolio Holder for Children and Young People, Cllr Cheryl Barnard, will join with local councillors and former Bestwood councillors Brian Grocock and David Smith, to officially open the new wing on Thursday 12 September at 7.15pm.

Cllr Barnard said: “I’m proud to open this new extension that will provide a fantastic space for older children to be able to enjoy the facilities and make full use of what is a fabulous resource in the heart of the community. The council is committed to investing in young people and providing positive activities for them to experience.

“The Youth Wing adds to what is already an amazing space for children and young people. The Ridge was designed to provide both an outdoor and indoor space for children aged between five and 13. There is nothing like the fantastic outdoor space with zip wires and climbing frames and the landmark pyramid available locally. It’s great that we can now extend this building to older children.”

The Ridge Adventure Playground opened in May 2010. As well as the play facilities, the building has the latest eco technology, such as the rainwater harvester and latest eco-heating technology.