TY HAFAN'S new desert-island themed children's playground has been praised by the leader of the Welsh Conservatives.

Assembly Member and Vale resident Andrew RT Davies AM visited Ty Hafan’s new £250,000 play area last week as it has undergone a full revamp in order to make it inclusive and accessible for all children.

Ty Hafan is one of the UK’s leading paediatric palliative care charities and offers the only children’s hospice service in the area. The desert-island-themed outdoor space now includes a wheelchair roundabout, multi play unit with tube slide, swings and various sensory items to be enjoyed by the children in the garden.

The state-of-the-art facility also includes a race track, wheelchair trampoline, wheelchair see-saw and bespoke lighthouse and for many of the children supported by Ty Hafan, it will be the first time they will be able to use a playground due to their conditions.

Andrew RT Davies AM said: “The new play area is a truly fantastic facility and I am sure will provide hours of fun for the children that attend Ty Hafan. Visiting the hospice is always an emotional experience but one that never fails to leave you inspired in the great service that it provides children and their families not only in South Wales, but across the country.”

The project was funded with the help of significant donations from organisations including Real Radio, Dow Corning, J L Harrison Enterprise Fund, Making a Difference Locally Ltd, The Waterloo Foundation, The Freemasons Grand Charity, Barclays Wealth, Mumbles Community Council, Co-operative Employee Benefits and Ortho-clinical Diagnostics.

To find out more about Ty Hafan and the service it provides, please go to http://www.tyhafan.org/.