NEW ARK ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND IN PETERBOROUGH-a magic place for children of all ages!
New Ark is situated in an area of deprivation & provides play facilities for children aged 0-16 & their families. Toddler Group for under 5s & their carers. Pre-school for 2-5 year olds.After school & school holiday sessions for school aged children. Walking bus meeting service from local school. Support Service for children with emotional & behavioural difficulties. Training opportunities for 16-19 year olds.These services provided at our Adventure Playground,City Farm,Eco Centre & GardenWhy the community needs us
New Ark is at the centre of our community.Children often regard it as their second home,they start coming as babies with their carer,then come to pre-school,& then after school to build dens,help on the farm,cook etc. Their parents come to our staff for help & advice. People from the community come to buy eggs,support our fundraisers,donate materials for children's activities or to offer help. Adults with special needs come as volunteers on the farm & gain new skills & self confidence.Our impact on the community
Our children are confident & independent,work well with others,have good social skills because they have a range of free play opportunities & are able to play & develop at their own pace.Those who have problems in school often do well at New Ark. Hyperactive aggressive children are calm when they are with the animals, withdrawn children are able to relate to them,too,& then they make relationships with people. Active outdoor play promotes health-there are no obese children at New Ark!
New Ark relies on volunteers in all areas of our work.Caring for animals on the City Farm,repairing & maintaining fences & animal housing.Skilled handymen especially welcome! We welcome volunteers with special needs on the farm. We need volunteers to work with the children to do special activities indoors & out.Do you have a skill to pass on? Always need help with fundraising,& we welcome good ideas for fundraising events. All our volunteers must have current DSB, which we can arrange.