Traditional woodland activities for children to enjoy are to be developed after a funding boost.

RHS Garden Bridgewater is to create the Working Wood after the local council received a £750,000 boost for creative activities and events.

It has come from the Arts Council England National Lottery Grants.

Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett said: “This is great news for the city and our residents. We have a thriving cultural sector in the city doing great work all-year round, through our world-class cultural institutions, like The Lowry theatre and art gallery, Media City, the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra,

Jen Cleary, Director North, Arts Council England said: “I’m very pleased that we have awarded £749,600 through our National Lottery Projects Grants to support this ambitious creative programme in Salford.

“It is a fantastic opportunity to enable the city’s artists and creatives to share more of their work in public spaces such as parks and high streets for the benefit of local residents and visitors. It’s an exciting time for Salford and I’m looking forward to experiencing some of the programme over the next three years.”