A new 'games garden' has been opened at the St Nicholas Centre in Sutton as around 30 schoolchildren tried out the new facility.

The facility has a mix of games and activities – from table tennis, to pool, to videogames consoles which include the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

It’s on the ground floor of the centre, open to people of all ages, as gym chain Sweat opened its new branch in the centre.

A group of 11-year-olds from Robin Hood Junior School, in Thorncroft Road, were invited to try out the new facility.

Assistant headteacher Emma Rix said: “Our children thoroughly enjoyed their session at the new games garden - it's a great place for children of mixed ages to interact together and try new games.

“Lots of the children had never played pool or snooker before so definitely came away with some new skills. They especially loved the air hockey table which brought out some of their competitive sides."

The 'games garden' opened to the public on September 29, and visitors pay £1 to play on each of the items.

St Nicholas Centre director Gavin Waller said: “We are delighted to deliver this unique concept, which we hope our customers will love.

“The fun space offers both friends and families the chance to spend some quality time together without breaking the bank.”