Local Leisure Trust, Your Leisure will take over the responsibility of The Secret Jungle, a unique outdoor recreation space for disabled children in Margate this week.
The Secret Jungle, at Northdown House in Northdown Park Road, offers an outdoor play space specifically designed around the needs and wishes of disabled children. They and their families enjoy somewhere safe to go where they can feel relaxed and safe in an environment which is stimulating and fun.
At the Jungle, siblings, peers, non-disabled children and their families as well as the wider community are encouraged to join with disabled children in play.
“We’re delighted to be taking over the reins of the Secret Jungle, a well-used play area which is valued by many children and families with its fantastic natural play area and community activities.
It provides a safe, exciting and natural environment to enable disabled children and their families to enjoy being outdoors. Your Leisure’s headquarters are at Northdown House, where the Jungle is, so it makes perfect sense for us to take over. We already work in the local community across Thanet.
Visitors will have the same access to this wonderful facility and we look forward to supporting the community at the Secret Jungle in the years to come.”
Steve Davis, Managing Director of Your Leisure
Your Leisure will start managing the Secret Jungle from Tuesday 2nd December when it is handed over from The Children’s Society and aims to make the service sustainable and enable it to thrive beyond the end of Big Lottery Funding in 2016.
Thanet District Council Sports Development team plays a pivotal role within the local authority, working with various public, private and voluntary organisations to promote active and healthier lifestyles.
The importance of sport and active recreation in Thanet is vital to ensure we promote opportunities for our residents to access sport and physical activity opportunities at all levels and increase participation across the district.
Thanet District Council is looking for your views on how it should deliver its Sport and Leisure Service over the next four years. Click the image below to take the online ‘survey’ with a chance to have your voice heard and help shape the future of sport and active recreation in Thanet.
We have updated the Deal Indoor Tennis Centre section of the website and will continue to expand the content available to you.
You can find out our pricing and some basic information about the courses and group sessions on offer. We will update the compeition and shop in due course.
In the meantime if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us using the Enquiry Form.
As part of our continued commitment to improvement and service review, we need some stealthy people to do some investigations into our services at the leisure centres.
We are looking for users of all our leisure facilities in Hartsdown, Ramsgate, Tides and Dover Leisure Centres.
This includes; Gym, Swimming, Classes, Sports Hall and Softplay (Ollie’s)
All participants will earn £32.50 for each review form they complete
If you would like to apply or would like more information, please call Angela Simmons on 01843 868302.