Maximum play value at museum play space

THE Dock Museum at Barrow-in-Furness, a popular visitor attraction in Cumbria, has invested in a maritime-themed play area to cater for visiting children. Playdale Playgrounds installed items from its stainless-steel ranges to ensure the

equipment would be durable, hard wearing and require little maintenance. The equipment is also fully recyclable. A bespoke, nautically-themed multi-play unit

is the central feature of the play area. Featuring four towers, the unit encourages children to interact with others, experience new challenges and take controlled risks via the many climbing, traversing, sliding and spinning features. Children have to work together on the City

Team swing to make it go higher and higher. The inclusive equipment means all children can experience the thrills of speed and movement. And the Inclusive Orbit allows exciting, inclusive play as all children can enjoy spinning around as fast as they can together. Bright and colourful wet pour safety surfacing brings the sea-themed playground to life with

A safe play space for village green

A NEW play area has opened in Upton Village Green, the largest re-development scheme for the village in more than 30 years Upton athlete and international

swimmer, Oliver Peace, officially opened the play space, which marked the culmination of a two-year scheme to transform the village green. Vehicles had previously been driven across

the green, preventing safe use of the open space. Upton and North Elmsall Parish Council wanted to create a safe space where local


children could play and where families could enjoy quality time. Groundwork, a charity that works to

transform communities, conducted the design and consultation process for the project, while Sutcliffe Play provided a range of playground equipment items from its inclusive range such as the Inclusive Roundabout, Dish and Springie, designed to enable children of all abilities to play together.

an array of coastal and sea creatures included in the design. The red brick-set edging around the

surfacing provides a link to the sandstone block construction of the dry dock, which is a key feature of the museum and other buildings in the town. “The Dock Museum at Barrow-in-Furness is

one of the main tourist attractions in the region, with the play area being a valuable bonus to many people’s visits. By adding many inclusive elements, the imaginative designs of the colourful play equipment will be enjoyed for many years,” says Marie Richards, grounds maintenance contract manager at Barrow Borough Council.

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