Bounce over to Ludlow Food Centre for playtime and picnics

Get set for some alfresco family fun at Ludlow Food Centre, thanks to the opening of a brand new children's play area and picnic space.  The award-winning food and drink destination can now be happily added to the list of child-friendly places to visit now that schools have broken up for their long summer holiday.

An official opening ceremony will take place on Wednesday 3rd August, which coincides with National Playday. To celebrate, Ludlow Food Centre’s charity partner for 2016 Midland Air Ambulance Charity (MAAC) will also have their bouncy air ambulance onsite for the festivities. The ceremonial ribbon-cutting will be performed by one of LFC’s staff member’s child.

Foodie fun for all
Responding to customer feedback for more child-friendly facilities, the new play area has been built around one of Oakly Park Estate's great, ancient oak trees that grow next to Ludlow Food Centre. The area provides swings and mix of wooden obstacle courses and climbing frames, for children up to the age of 12.

A taste of the great outdoors
It is not just the children who have cause to celebrate, either. Grown-ups can take advantage of the smart, wooden picnic tables and benches which have been installed in the Food Centre's grounds. They offer the perfect perch for a spot of outdoor dining. Stock up on the delights on offer in the multi award-winning Food Hall of the Year, including a new fresh sandwich range, prepared to order at the deli counter, and Miles’ scrumptious home-made ice cream available from the foyer - visitors will be spoilt for choice!

Play, eat and learn
For little explorers, hungry to learn, Ludlow Food Centre offers a genuine insight into how food is produced. Children can peek through the windows to see the butcher, bakery, dairy, coffee roaster and preserve-makers in action. Best of all, they get to sample the tastiest, freshest produce in the picturesque setting of the Oakly Park Estate.

Speaking about the new play and picnic areas, Jon Edwards, Managing Director at Ludlow Food Centre said: "We've listened to a number of requests from customers who wanted more facilities for children and we've delivered. The new equipment offers an exciting space for kids to play and explore. The Food Centre is very much part of the local community and we hope to see lots of families having fun here this summer and beyond!"