Play Rangers had incredible fun and adventures this summer

NewsUpdated: 5 September 2023Leisure, parks and culture

Play Rangers were out in force this summer delivering free outdoor play sessions in nine locations across the district.

In spite of some challenging weather conditions they operated 63 sessions with an attendance of 1,222.

The young people from Year 1 through to Year 6 were able to fish and paddle in the river, play a wide range of games which included dodgeball, volleyball, rounders, drip drip drop and many more. They also upcycled their water bottles, made badges and bracelets, created wood carvings and decorated key rings.

Councillor Chris Lloyd, Lead Member for Leisure, said: "The team of staff working on site were relentless in ensuring every single child had the best summer experience and I would personally like to thank each of them for their, creativity, energy and endless patience."

"This service focuses on risky play and it’s so rewarding to see the young people outdoors and not at home playing on gaming consoles," Cllr Lloyd added.

Feedback from a parent utilising the service said: "We are so lucky to have such fantastic play rangers who always ensure that they all have so much fun. What a fabulous idea to get the kids involved in the outdoors, and offered for free! Thanks so much." 

Another stated: "Thank you to all the Play Rangers and their incredible energy. We are so lucky to have these activities in Three Rivers."

Play rangers are back in action w/c 4 September when they return to their term timetable. Click here to find out more.

PHOTO CAPTION 1: Play Rangers at Leavesden Country Park

PHOTO CAPTION 2: Play Rangers having a go at archery