New and improved Lakeside playground now open

Published on: 20 Feb 2018

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A transformed adventure playground at Lake District attraction, Brockhole-on-Windermere, has opened its gates to the public after a significant redevelopment.

All new apparatus has been unveiled at the Windermere playground, which features equipment suitable for all children; from toddlers to teens, plus a new covered seating area for parents.

Brockhole welcomes more than 300,000 visitors each year with a range of activities and attractions on site, including a café and gardens, bike hire, mini golf and the free adventure playground, which is a longstanding feature on the grounds.

Sam Mason, General Manager of Brockhole said: “The adventure playground is a very popular feature among our visitors and so it was important for us to update the site to provide a new experience for families, and to attract new visitors to Windermere.

“We’re in a phase of major redevelopment at Brockhole and the new playground follows the successful launch of our brand new attraction Brave the Cave, an indoor caving experience, which opened in October last year.”

Cumbria-based Playdale Playgrounds was appointed to carry out the redevelopment and was briefed to create an area which reflected Brockhole’s position, set upon the shores of Windermere, and to complement its natural rural surroundings.  

Amy Mallinson, Area Sales Manager at Playdale said: “Our playground design for Brockhole really focuses on family fun. Due to its lakeside position we designed the toddler area to feature a ‘Play Galleon’ and for older children we have included a bespoke ‘Mountain Tower Plus’.

“There is now seating for adults and children too, and we have incorporated canopies and shades as well as hard-wearing surfaces beneath the picnic benches so that it will be suitable for year-round use, whatever the weather!”

The new development is now open and covers 3,724 square metres with a range of items for children to enjoy, including an aerial runway, nine play towers and a four floor hexagonal tower.

Sam Mason added: “This is an exciting start to 2018 for us, and one of many new improvements currently underway. Our car park and restaurant are also being refurbished ready for spring, when visitors will be able experience a whole new Brockhole that is both brilliant for families but will also appeal beyond the family market.”

Photo shows Isla Vanheste, age 7, enjoying the new adventure playground at Brockhole-on-Windermere.

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