The Better Place project has been working together with local people to improve outdoor spaces for families with young children in our area of Bradford.
The Better Place Bradford team has been working its magic across parks, pocket parks, community centres, streets and green spaces all across Bowling and Barkerend, Bradford Moor and Little Horton for families with children aged 0-3.
Check out the map below to see locations of improved spaces and click on the links under the map to discover what you can find at each park to start your outdoor adventures together today!
About Better Place
Better Place is identifying and overseeing improvements to local parks and outdoor spaces with the aim of providing a healthier and happier environment for babies, young children and families. The project is also finding ways to reduce exposure to harmful traffic fumes for pregnant women and small children.
The Better Place project is a Better Start Bradford project that is being delivered in collaboration with Bradford Council, Bradford Trident, Groundwork UK, Public Health, voluntary and community sector groups and local people.
Check out our events and activities page to find out what outdoor activities are happening for families with 0-3s across in Bowling and Barkerend, Bradford Moor and Little Horton.
Start your adventure here...
Playful routes to explore...
You can find the playful routes below marked in the paler blue on the map at the top of this page.
More Better Place magic...
Oh, and let's not forget the Little Free Libraries that are popping up everywhere!
Better Place Improvements to Nursery School Outdoor Spaces
The Better Place project have been working their magic across primary school and community centre outdoor nursery play areas by installing play equipment, dens, planting areas, sensory gardens, all-weather surfaces and much more at ten nursery sites across the Better Start Bradford area, Bowling and Barkerend, Bradford Moor and Little Horton.
Better Place has invested £200,000 into these transformations across Bradford nursery sites, with financial support and collaboration from the nursery schools, Fruitworks, the Tree for Every Child project and Public Health England.
Better Place Outdoor Project Fund
The Better Place Outdoor Project Fund has been set up to help small organisations and groups to apply for funding up to £500 to develop outdoor projects for expectant parents and families with 0-3s, at outside spaces already developed by Better Place, within the Better Start Bradford area.
Projects should help expectant parents and families with 0-3s do one or more of the following:
- Use and enjoy Better Place outside spaces in all seasons
- Develop pride and community ownership of Better Place outside spaces
- Take part in fun outdoor activities using Better Place outside spaces
- Improve mental health and well-being using Better Place outside spaces
Better Place Sculpture Trail Map
Looking for a fun activity to do with your toddlers that combines getting outside, having fun and a twist of arty creativeness? Then look no further than our Better Place project's Sculpture Trail!
You may have noticed that all across the Better Start Bradford area, a range of exciting animal sculptures for little ones to explore are popping up across our parks and even in snickets!
The Better Place team have put together a fabulous map for you to explore the sculptures and even draw your favourite one.
By taking part you will come across many animals including a giant ladybird, frog, hedgehog, butterfly, snail and much more. You will be able to make crayon rubbings, hop along stepping stones and even roll a marble around a spiral! You will also be able to say hello to an owl, a boar, a squirrel and meet Goldilocks' BFFs - the three bears!
Outdoor activities to do at home
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