Family fun marks opening of Pugneys new pirate play area

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Date: 25/05/2016

Pirate-themed children's games are taking place at Pugneys Country Park as part of the celebrations to mark the opening of a new play area.

Youngsters are being urged to dress up as their favourite characters from Peter Pan, such as the Lost Boys, crocodiles, fairies and pirates for creative fun on Thursday June 2.

The Peter Pug sessions cost £5 per child, and need to be booked in advance as places are limited. Activities will includes pirate- themed games of marbles, a canoe challenge on the water and a theatre trail.

Cllr Les Shaw, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport at Wakefield Council, said: "The new play area is a great new addition to Pugneys. The Country Park is a fantastic place for people to enjoy the outdoors and I am sure the pirate play area will be a popular attraction to families."

The Peter Pug events are aimed at children aged 6 -11 year olds. There are two sessions from 9.30am-12.30pm and 13.30pm- 4.30pm. Accompanying adults and children under the age of 6 go free and will be able to join in some crafts and activities.

The events will take place outside and on the water so children need to be suitably dressed. For tickets visit or ring (01924) 302360.

Pugneys' new play area has a shipwrecked theme and features two timber galleons.

Children can walk the plank, check out the park from a look-out tower, as well as exploring traditional attractions such as swings and a sandpit.

The park, one of the most popular attractions in the Wakefield area, is also well known for its water sports featuring canoeing, wind surfing, and nature reserve.