Sunday 23 July 2017

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Pensioners using the exercise equipment at the Hyde Park playground
Pensioners using the exercise equipment at the Hyde Park playground
Margaret Mann, from Paris, joins other senior citizens for a keep fit session at London's first pensioner's playground in Hyde Park

Tradition suggests that a playground is not really the realm of a pensioner.

But London's senior citizens are flying in the face of convention at a new geriatric "gym" in the capital's Hyde Park.

Dubbed a "pensioners' playground", the sporting facility is designed to help elderly people take gentle exercise while getting some fresh air.

But it is not for everyone - the six pieces of weather-proof equipment each display signs banning anyone under 15.

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