The development of a play area made entirely from natural materials in Glazebury is now under way.
With help from The Mersey Forest Team, local volunteers helped to plant the very first trees on the site in April, forming a hedgerow and the beginnings of a community orchard.
The natural play area will feature climbing and seating areas made from boulders and logs, winding paths, willow domes and den-building areas, and wildlife-friendly hedges, trees and wildflowers.
The site is set to be used to host events and task days for families, including vegetable growing.
The natural play area off Warrington Road is being created on land leased to Culcheth and Glazebury Parish Council by Bents Garden Centre. The first phase of the work is being funded through the Parish Council, Cory Environmental Trust in Britain through the Landfill Communities Fund and national Big Tree Plant funding through The Mersey Forest. It is also being supported by Stronger Together Neighbourhoods in Warrington.
Angela Haymonds from Cory Environmental Trust in Britain said: "We're very pleased to be involved with a project that will give children in Glazebury the opportunity to access the benefits of natural play."
Cllr Angela Duncombe said: "It was great to be involved in the first stages of creating a new natural community play area for our village.
"Residents have been involved with the design of the site and will continue to be involved with the creation and ongoing management of the play area.