Adventure Playground Update
Climbing tower replacement for 2022 – an update
The generosity of the local community and businesses after the arson attack which destroyed our climbing tower has meant a great deal to us, and this support has enabled us both to increase security and improve the tower’s overall design. For example, powerful, motion-activated lighting and better CCTV with remote monitoring have been installed in the central play area. The iconic bulrushes and pointed tower roofs which some may remember from the first, original piece of equipment will be incorporated into the replacement structure.
In addition, we were able to provide an interim play experience in the space over the summer with our ‘Stanwick on Sea’ installation. This included a beach mural, tons of extra sand, buckets and spades and deckchairs, plus the addition of a new slide, fireman’s pole and small boat to the remaining play equipment once the burned section was removed. Families seemed to love being at the ‘seaside’!
Despite some setbacks with timber supply we hope the contractor will be on site early next year.
30 November 2021
Adventure Playground – where the fun begins …
As you enter Stanwick Lakes you can’t help but notice the unique and extensive adventure playground situated in the central hub area. Despite its size, it blends into its surroundings being built of wood and surrounded by a moat. It includes water play, with small stream and water wheels, a large sand play area, a climbing tower with giant slide, tunnels, stepping stones, a sunken ship and much more. Children just never want to leave!
Grassy banks provide the ideal spot to set up base or to have a picnic on warm summer days. There are wooden sculptures and seats dotted throughout the adventure playground providing rest areas for supervising young children.
Due to the watery elements of the playground, children have the potential to get wet and grubby, so old clothes, a towel and a change of clothes are highly recommended!
Please be aware that at peak times the waterplay will be closed for cleaning. Check the newsflash on our home page or our Facebook page for information.
Please be aware that a large part of our adventure play equipment was burnt in an arson attack earlier this year but there is still lots of fun to be had in the rest of the playground, on our Adventure Trail and the Assault course. The waterplay in the adventure playground is open all year round.