A FORMER nightclub in Barnsley town centre will be turned into a children's play area.

Citrus Rooms, on Eastgate, has stood empty for several years, but it will be given a new lease of life having obtained planning permission.

The plans, submitted by Nicholas Hadfield, of Bainton Drive, Barnsley, said it would provide families with a 'superior entertainment venue', with the opportunity to enjoy the adventure of play together in a 'relaxed family-orientated atmosphere'.