RSPB Old Moor has upgraded its playground thanks to a £50,000 grant.

The grant, from WREN, has enabled the centre to install new climbing frames and a new heritage game trail has also been introduced, with traditional playground games such as hopscotch and leapfrog leading visitors around the area. WREN is a not-for-profit business which awards grants to community, conservation and heritage projects that are based near landfill sites.

A family hide has felt the benefit of the grant too, with more activities and games to be found inside to get children engaged in learning about nature.

Liane Holdsworth, RSPB visitor experience officer, said: "We've listened to what our visitors have told us and have created a place which will hopefully inspire generations to come.

'All our games and activities are designed to inspire and excite families, and encourage children to spend more time outdoors with nature.

We have something for families whatever the weather here at Old Moor this summer."