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First Welsh Language play unit installed in Barry park


Works to install a new interactive game arch have just been completed at Central Park, Barry.

The ‘Sona’, made by Dutch company ‘Yalp’, is the first of its kind to be installed in Wales. It is also the first version to include both Welsh and English language software.

The unit works intuitively via a motion sensor. It challenges players to a variety of games, such as dance competitions and racetracks, with levels increasing in difficulty.

The 4x4 metre play floor is also accessible to wheelchair users and can be used by several children at once.


Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Education and Regeneration, Cllr Lis Burnett said:

“We are excited to welcome this fantastic piece of kit to Central Park and are proud to home the first Welsh-language version of the unit.

“Yalp’s state-of-the-art design offers a range of exciting and ever-developing games and is the first phase of a series of works to transform the play area. We look forward to seeing further improvements due over the next 12 months.

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