Cafe launches new playground

23:14, Mar 19 2014
Up the Garden Path.
SLIDE TEST: Builder Neville Greaney with one of his granddaughters on the new playground he built at Motueka cafe Up the Garden Path.

The much-loved boat at Up the Garden Path has taken to the skies.

As part of the recent five-year anniversary celebrations at Up the Garden Path Cafe and Gallery, the boat has been relocated so that it is now floating in the trees.

On Saturday, directors David and Susu Kellogg and managers Jasmine Kellogg and Aaron Carvell cut the ribbon at the opening ceremony for a new playground at the Motueka cafe.

The opening was attended by more than 70 children and their parents who enjoyed popcorn, fluffies, gingerbread bites, balloons and exploring the new structure, a two-storey playhouse with a climbing wall, curved slide and the historic boat.

Children submitted numerous suggestions for the name of the boat and one will be chosen in the coming weeks.

Crafted by Motueka builders Neville Greaney and Ross Troughton, with assistance from the team at Up the Garden Path, this new playground represents a major investment in the happiness of local children, Aaron said.

The cafe will be giving away free fluffies throughout this month and is planning a number of other specials for the remainder of its five-year anniversary.