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Improvements to the Outwoods

As a result of the Easter Bank Holiday this coming weekend, there will be some changes to services and facility opening hours. Find out more here: www.charnwood.gov.uk/bankholiday.

Please note: From Monday April 1 we will be upgrading the sewage system at the Outwoods which means we need to close the toilet block for around 3 weeks. There will be temporary toilets for people to use while we carry out the work.

Work is being carried out at the Outwoods in Loughborough throughout 2019 to improve the visitor experience. 

The £140,000 of funding has been provided by the Rural Payments Agency to support the development of tourism throughout the year in the area.

Work will start in January on the following areas:

Natural play area

The Council have been awarded around £140,000 of European funding by the Rural Payments agency to improve visitor facilities.

The natural play area has been inspired by the natural elements of the Outwoods and will consist of:

  • Dwelling Den with slide
  • Clamber stack den with a raised play deck and balance beam
  • A scramble net suspended between stacked logs
  • Monkey bars
  • A hammock
  • Space for den building

The opening date for the children's play area will be revealed on social media and added to this page as soon as it is released.

Open and covered events area

An open events area will be introduced for family picnics and to provide space for marquees and larger events.

The covered events area will allow more activities to run throughout the autumn and winter months and will include a number of timber benches for seating. 

Improvements to the car park

Access will be widened to allow two-way traffic in and out of the car park. The existing gates and pillars will be removed, the wall will be repaired and a new set of wider gates will be installed.

To improve safety around the car park entrance, speed bumps and one way flow plates will be introduced.

Please note there will be no access to the car park during the removal of the old pillars and installation of the new gates.

Upgrading the drainage system

Contractors will be on site for a few weeks from April 1 for a few weeks to replace the existing septic tank and sewages system.

This will cause some temporary disruption to the site and we will be closing the toilet block on April 1 for about 3 weeks. There will be a temporary toilet for people to use in the meantime. 

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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