PICTURES: Worthing seafront packed for playground opening

Worthing’s new £80,000 Gull Island playground was opened on Saturday (October 20).

The playground, in Beach House Gardens, was packed with people keen to see the area unveiled.

The playground was funded via the EU Seaconomics project following a successful application by Worthing Borough Council earlier this year.

Bryan Turner, cabinet member for regeneration, said: “This new facility will add to the work already completed in the Splash Point area to make our seafront a fun place to be.”

The playground was opened by MEP Richard Ashworth and a host of activities were held to mark the day.

There were children’s arts and crafts workshops, gull making, a beach soccer tournament, live music, entertainment and European food stalls.