PARENTS have called for playparks to be more accessible for children with additional needs.

Families have spoken out against Glasgow City Council for “failing to think about” little ones with additional support needs (ASN).

One family, who asked not to be named, said their two-year-old son struggled to make use of the facilities on Drumry Road East.

The mum, whose little one has mobility issues, can’t use the site’s see-saws or slide due to his inability to climb up onto the frame.

She said: “He has walking problems and can’t quite sit the way you and I would sit so he can’t really jump on a swing or climb a ladder.

“He’s being treated for hip dysplasia, which involves surgeries, so sometimes he’s in a cast and can’t fit in the box swing. We just don’t want him to feel like he can’t play.”

It comes after a Clydebank mum revealed she was forced to travel to Maryhill to find an accessible playpark – only to be turned away due to coronavirus restrictions.

Claire McCann was forced to take her 11-month-old son Oliver home after discovering the park was inside a school, which meant it couldn’t be used by non-pupils.

The tot also has mobility issues after suffering a brain bleed in the womb.

Councillor Paul Carey said: “I am now calling on this council to lead the way and make sure that all children, regardless of their needs, have the right to play in all play parks and to make sure children with additional needs feel as included as any other child.”

A spokesman for the council said: “Where ever possible we seek to incorporate play equipment into our play parks that is suitable for ­children with a range of abilities.

“The park at Drumry Road East has equipment that the manufacturer describes as very inclusive and so will be suitable for some children with additional needs.

“Unfortunately we have found that equipment designed specifically for children with additional needs often ends up being misused by other children and requires to be removed on safety grounds.

“We therefore prefer to use equipment where children with a mix of abilities can play together, such as roundabouts that can also be used by wheelchair users.

“We continue to liaise with manufacturers to ensure play equipment is inclusive within all new or refurbished play areas.”