Renovated playground opens in Bamber Bridge


Holmes Playground Playground. Photo: South Ribble City Council

Holme Playing Field Playground in Bamber Bridge has officially opened after a £225,000 refurbishment.


The playground, next to Bridge Street, now includes state-of-the-art play equipment for toddlers (ages 2-6) and juniors (ages 7-12) plus a new ball pit and dynamic equipment for teenagers.

The playground was last updated in 1999 and had basic equipment. However, the renovation gave it new swings, roundabouts, seesaws, multi-climbers and slides for toddlers and juniors in a dog-proof fenced area as well as a brand new double ended ball court.

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South Ribble Mayor Councilor David Howarth joined Leader of South Ribble Council Councilor Paul Foster and pupils from St Mary’s and St Benedict’s RC Primary School and St Aidan’s Primary School EC to officially open the playground to the public.

Councilor Paul Foster said: “This long-awaited play area has officially opened in Bamber Bridge and will be a great asset to the community.

“It’s great to see a play area come to life and it’s not just for the children of South Ribble but also for teenagers who can make use of the fantastic ball pit.

“We aim to make projects that can be used by all ages at South Ribble and I encourage everyone to come and use it.”

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Playground took 10 weeks to South Ribble Borough Council.

The equipment was chosen based on the opinions of residents during a consultation which took place in April 2021. A redundant football changing unit was also removed from the site following feedback received from residents and received a new use on another site.

More investment will be seen in the borough as Council continues to invest £2.4million in South Ribble’s playgrounds and open spaces.

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