Children in Woodlands are enjoying a newly-refurbished state-of-the-art play area in New Road.

The facility includes an aerial runway, basketball and football provision, a viking climber and slides and a group swing as well as toddler swings and springy animals, and an agility climber.

The interconnecting footpaths allow for better access to what was a boggy site. There is also new fencing, gates, seats and litter bins.

East Dorset District Council, Knowlton Parish Council, Synergy Housing, East Dorset Community Fund and Dorset Community Foundation clubbed together for the £35,000 refurb.