CHILDREN and parents are being given the chance to vote on their choice for a £37,000 playground.

The Playground Action Team, in Esh, near Durham, has shortlisted three designs after giving manufacturers an idea of what they want.

Each option will feature swings, a roundabout, a see-saw and a climbing frame.

School pupils will vote on their favourite at Quebec Village Hall, from 10am to 2pm, on Saturday.

Esh ward community capacity worker Ken Bradshaw said: "This is going to be a huge boost for kids in the area. They are going to have state-of-the-art equipment and rubber safety surfaces."

The playground will be suitable for primary school children.

More than 370 pupils from Esh RC Primary School, Esh CE Primary School and Langley Park Primary School are expected to use the facilities at the recreation ground, near Hamsteels Football Club, in Quebec.

Funding is from Garfield Weston Foundation, Awards For All, the Community Resources Fund and Derwentside District Council.

Voting on the design is tied in with a fun day at Quebec Village Hall.

There will be games, arts and crafts, a tombola and raffle as well as refreshments. Everyone is welcome.