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Geraldine Mary Harmsworth playroom reopens

The children's playroom at Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park (formerly known as a 1 o'clock playrooms) was officially re-opened last week to coincide with National Playday on 6 August.

Southwark's four playrooms have undergone a massive refurbishment following 400k joint funding from Sure Start, Neighbourhood Renewal Fund and European Social Fund. The building at Geraldine Mary Harmsworth was knocked down and rebuilt from scratch.

David Wallis, Head of Early Years After School & Play Services, said: "The Children's Playrooms offer a great way for parents and carers to interact with their children and each other. It's a free service, allowing children to explore a wide range of activities and creative play facilities in a supervised environment. I am delighted with the refurbishments and look forward to celebrating our new playrooms in the same week as National Playday, the country's biggest national celebration of children's play."

The re-launch celebrations included music, face painting, entertainers, a circus, workshops and lots more.

The playrooms is open Monday to Friday 12.30pm-4pm, providing a free service for children under 5 during term time, and under 8s during school holidays.

• Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Children's Playroom, Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park, St George's Road
• Tel 020 7820 9724
• Senior Playleader: Sheila Powell

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