TV personality Josie Gibson cuts ribbon on £250,000 new play area at Ladram Bay Holiday Park

Youngsters staying at Ladram Bay Holiday Park near Otterton have been provided with a £250,000 play area designed to promote both fitness and fun.

And powering the new facility into action this this month was TV personality Josie Gibson, a This Morning presenter and former Big Brother winner who is also a qualified personal trainer.

Josie, who lives in Bath, officially declared the play area open during a special visit she paid to Ladram Bay.

The raft of different challenges on offer, said Josie, was a fantastic way for kids to get the benefits of outdoor exercise whilst letting off steam in the fresh air.

Family-owned Ladram Bay said it decided to sink a quarter-of-a-million pounds into the facility in order to ‘create one of Devon’s most exciting play opportunities’.

“Mums and dads know that kids get their biggest thrills from being active, so we went all out for the best possible experience,” said park director Zoe House.

“The play area includes tunnels and an obstacle course, a multi-level adventure frame, wobbly bridges, slides and a pirate ship on which youngsters can clamber.

“It’s enormous fun, but also encourages the development of physical flexibility and decision-making skills, as well as helping our younger guests to socialise with each other.

“It was great that Josie was able to come along and cut the ribbon as she knows well the importance of keeping active, and has made her own fitness videos.”

Zoe added: “Creating the play area and installing all of the equipment was a major project, but we’re delighted that our guests are now able to make the most of it!”

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