Two play areas in Wroughton are set to get a makeover with new equipment. 

The Weir Field and Badgers Brook play areas in the village are managed by Wroughton Parish Council who announced the exciting news last week. 

The local authority said that work would start on the two locations this week and hoped that they'd be reopened to the public in time for the Easter holidays. 

A spokesperson for the parish explained what would be happening at each site. 

They said: "The new Weir Field Play Area has been designed to appeal to ages 0-11 with dedicated areas for Early Years/Key Stage One and also older users.

Swindon Advertiser: The Weir Field play area designThe Weir Field play area design (Image: Wroughton Parish Council)"A carousel and see-saw are located in the middle of the play area and there will be a plethora of sensory and interactive panels around the existing fences.

"There are two multiplay units, cradle and flat swings, a rocker and slides too.

"We are keeping the existing fencing choosing instead to buy more play equipment.

"The whole area will also have new rubber safety surfacing."

They added: "The replacement Badgers Brook area is designed for Early Years and Key Stage One and we will install a new double swing unit, central multiplay unit and three-way seesaw.

"An additional ‘spinner’ has also been included in the plans. The equipment at both sites encourages inclusive, sensory and imaginative play."

Swindon Advertiser: The designs for the Badgers Brook play areaThe designs for the Badgers Brook play area (Image: Wroughton Parish Council)Information boards showing the new plans will be installed at both sites.

More information is also available on the Wroughton Parish Council website and has been publicised via social media feeds.

The parish council has also warned that there would be a restriction to access through Weirfield Gate behind the bus stop on High Street during the works. 

The spokesperson said: "In preparation for and during works at Weirfield, we will be locking off the gate from the High Street (behind the bus shelter) from Friday, February 9, to ensure the safety of our residents.

"We have asked that contractor deliveries and vehicle movements are restricted to take place outside of school start and finish times as the Weirfield path is a well-used through route. We expect the work at both sites to take around three weeks."