Woodford Park play area opening

Woodford Park play area opening

16th June 15.30 – 17.30

Please come to the grand opening of the new play area at Woodford Park! 

Woodley Town Mayor, Cllr Janet Sartorel, will be cutting the ribbon at 15.30 to officially open the new play area at Woodford Park to the rear of the Oakwood Centre. 

Free goody bags & ice cream!

Proludic will be providing 100 FREE goody bags and FREE* ice creams for children who attend the opening! 

Jubilee tree & Jubilee stones display

The Mayor will also be unveiling the Jubilee Tree and Jubilee Stones display to commemorate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. 


The new play area has been designed specifically with inclusivity in mind, and will offer a stimulating, exciting play experience for children of all abilities. 

It includes a double cableway, a sensory area, a wheelchair accessible play mound, an agility trail, a 7m tall canopy trail, seven types of swings and much more. 

Climate change

The play area has offset 31.6 tonnes of carbon dioxide by supporting a portfolio of verified carbon reduction projects. 

Come along and be one of the first to play on the new equipment!

BBC Radio Berkshire

Listen HERE to Woodley Town Council Leader, Cllr Keith Baker, talk to Phil Kennedy on his BBC Radio Berkshire Drivetime Show about the new play area and the opening.

We will have a film crew in attendance, including members of the press and the Council taking photos and footage that will be shared publicly. 

*Please note there are a limited number of free ice creams

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Woodley’s Big Jubilee Lunch

Over 1000 people attended Woodley’s Big Jubilee Lunch

Woodley’s Big Jubilee Lunch was opened by the Woodley Town Mayor, Cllr Janet Sartorel, welcoming over 1000 local residents to the event.

Janet introduced her special guests at the Top Table:

“May I please introduce my special guests, who are the winners from the Town Council’s Jubilee Stones competition.  Edward – who won the under 5s category with his wonderful design of The Queen wearing her crown.  Abhyuday – who won the 6-8 years category with his very detailed design marking 70 years of Her Majesty’s reign. Abbey – who won the 9-12 years category with her contemporary and colourful silhouette of Queen Elizabeth the second.  I am also joined by Woodley’s Deputy Town Mayor, Councillor Kay Gilder and our consorts.”

The day started with the Bailey Dolls singing songs from the 1940s and 1950s, followed by Pauly Zarb and his band playing songs up to the present day.

Children were entertained by Professor Crump who mingled in his stilts and assorted costumes, including taking children for rides on his scooter.

Children also had the opportunity to draw with chalk around the precinct and make royal crowns.

Maya’s Treats in the town centre provided free ice cream for hundreds of children, while Basil & Crew came with a small petting zoo. 

Woodley Town Council and the Woodley Town Centre Partnership would like to thank everyone who came to Woodley’s Big Jubilee Lunch.

The Jubilee Stones will be unveiled on 16th June at the opening of Woodford Park play area.

Selection of photos from the day

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