Excellent case studies examples of bespoke work completed by our accredited member companies. Adding play value to existing leisure attractions and theme parks. This is by no means an exhaustive list please check out our members own sites for relevant case studies and project examples. [Our Members]

Lion Salt Works, Cheshire
A part of this restoration project was to develop a specific play feature, a bespoke play chimney.  Lion Salt Works is the last remaining open pan saltworks in Cheshire, closed in 1986 and today preserved as a museum. Due to its historical interest, it’s considered one of Britain’s newest heritage attractions, awarded with£10 million towards a comprehensive restoration plan. 

Jupiter Play & Leisure www.jupiterplay.co.uk Case Study: >> read more


Alton Towers, Staffordshire

Alton Towers has unveiled a new £450,000 children’s play area – affectionately entitled ‘There’s Something in the Dung Heap’ – to enhance the popular Old MacDonald’s Farm area of the theme park. The Toxic Bog is ideal for children who love to slip, slide, bounce, or balance. It features a bunch of Teetering Toadstool Boingupons, as well as Jumping Gerberas and a slide into the bog itself. It is also home to the Wobbly Walk rotating beam.

Sutcliffe Play www.sutcliffeplay.co.uk Case Study: >> read more



Forest play area, Center Parcs, Sherwood Forest
A spectacular three tower interlinked timber play structure, designed by Russell Play, has dramatically transformed an outdoor play area at the Center Parcs holiday resort in Sherwood Forest. The natural coloured multi-activity tree house complex looks completely at home rising among the tall fir trees in the resort’s forest setting. Children find playhouse structures very appealing because of all the physical challenges they offer, as well as the imaginative adventure play. In this case a Robin Hood adventure perhaps?

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 Golden Sands Holiday Park, Northumberland

Golden Sands Holiday Park is a family destination and the existing play area was in need of a facelift. HAGS SMP designed a small playground packed with play options and physical challenges for children of all ages to enjoy. Site owner Nigel is impressed by the excellent value for money that the new facility offers.

 HAGS SMP www.hags-smp.co.uk  Case Study: >> read more


The Big Apple, Rotherham
A New York themed play area in Rotherham is an interesting theme but perhaps a little random. Rotherham has strong links to the real Big Apple as the old Guest and Chrimes Foundry, which was based in the region, actually made the distinctive fire hydrants which are dotted around the streets of New York, USA.  

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New Multi-Use Games Area for Amble Links Holiday Park

Amble links holiday park is a five-star holiday camp and offering a first-class experience is at the core of the company’s ethos. The management team thus felt that a multi-use games area was necessary to cater for the children of their owners. HAGS SMP team managed to make the most of a tight space and the new sports court was opened right on time for the Easter holidays.

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Treetops Play and Party Cafe, Golborne
When a good sized industrial unit became available in Golborne (a small town between Wigan and Warrington), the Tree Tops Play and Party Café owner was keen to start the process of setting up her indoor play business. With an ideal location and great transport links the owner needed someone to make their dream play area a reality! 

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Allhallows Holiday Park

Allhallows holiday required a dynamic and imposing play solution that would drive both returning and new customer footfall. KOMPAN used beautiful Robinia timber to create this playground, it really reflects everything about nature and extends the woodland into the playground. 

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Foxlake Adventures, Dunbar, East Lothian

The Foxlake Adventures Park, near Dunbar, boasts Scotland’s first cable wakeboarding park and the UK’s only rope course constructed over water. This makes Foxlake a popular attraction and an exciting day out for a range of visitors including families and school parties.

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Cannon Hall Farm
With a farm typically being seen as an attraction for younger children, Cannon Hall wanted to create a play area specifically for a higher age range, widening the appeal of the attraction. They already had a significant adventure playground, but felt this needed a boost with the addition of some attention grabbing elements.  

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Silver Sands Holiday Park 
Holiday-makers at Silver Sands Holiday Park in Helston, Cornwall, have an exciting new Playdale play area for their children to enjoy. The new timber play area is packed full of excitement and blends perfectly into the sites natural surroundings. Now that the warmer months are finally here the play area is certain to be a huge hit and a very welcome addition to Silver Sands.

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The Orchards Holiday Park

The Orchards Holiday Village wanted to provide a creative play area for their child visitors whilst their parents used the facilities of the owners club. The project had a very short turn around but KOMPAN got it completed on time and within budget for the beginning of the new season. 

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Inspiring Playscapes in Berlin- Freiheitsweg Play Area
In the north of Berlin in Freiheitsweg, in the district of Reinickendorf, an area of more than 1500 m² situated alongside the Füchse Berlin Club sports ground has been transformed into a theme park for all generations. As part of this project, in the last year a new design for a play area for children of all ages was built, including an impressive new climbing structure.

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Sand and water play delights at ‘The Ice Cream Farm’
Visitors were delighted by new play experiences, including an extensive indoor sand and water play area created by Sutcliffe Play, at the opening of a tourist attraction in Cheshire following a multi-million pound redevelopment. Sutcliffe Play designed and installed what is thought to be the largest indoor sand and water play area in Europe at The Ice Cream Farm in Tattenhall, which already attracts more than 500,000 visitors a year to sample its award-winning Cheshire Farm Ice Cream.

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Clearburn Picnic & Play Area, New Lanark Mills
The steep hill location of the play area meant that the equipment had to be able to fit into the natural contours of that landscape. The units therefore had to be bespoke and flexible in their installation. The Russell Play timber range is completely bespoke so can be modified to suit any situation or terrain.

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Edinburgh Zoo fits new Enclosure
Stakeholders at The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) had a plan to expand its Tiger Enclosure at Edinburgh Zoo recently; they turned to play specialist eibe to provide the solution.   Edinburgh Zoo is situated on an 82-acre park in Edinburgh, Scotland. Built in 1913, well over half a million visitors pass through its gates each year, making it the nation’s second most popular paid-for tourist attraction after Edinburgh Castle.

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Combe Haven Holdiay Park

The holiday park asked for multiple play pieces that had some connection to the local history of the battle of Hastings . They wanted a more standout play area that would inspire kids to be creative, imaginative and provide a memorable holiday experience. 

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Making History Come to Life at Warwick Castle  
In a fantastic concept to portray the history of Warwick Castle, the Horrible Histories maze has been billed as one of the UK’s most exciting new attractions of 2016, and we are so proud to have been a part of it. Adapting the well-loved children’s books by Terry Deary, the maze is a fun approach to telling the story of Warwick Castle and its inhabitants throughout the years. With various zones from ‘The Frightful First World War’ and the ‘Slimy Stuarts’, to the ‘Vicious Vikings which incorporates our beautiful sunken ship; the maze gives children the opportunity to learn in an entertaining and exhilarating way. 

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Drusillas Park, Splashpad
A Caribbean/Nature themed Splashpad which utilizes products from our Nature Collection that uses organic shapes and colours transforming the Splashpad into an exotic play environment keeping in line with the zoo’s theming. To accompany the above ground play structures we also placed a range of ground water jets such as side winders, directional jets and a cylinder spray allowing children to run their hands and feet through the water, providing further play opportunities.

Ustigate Waterplay www.ustigatewaterplay.co.uk Case Study: >> read more



Westfield Stratford City
The new park is themed to Westfields biodiversity concept and 100% unique to the shopping centre. The playground is focussed on encouraging visitors of all ages to play, made up of many nature themed elements , folded paper boats, water lilies and even a giant fish! 

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Fun times ahead for holidaymakers at Carrick Dhu Caravan Park
There’s nothing better than a family holiday destination that really does have something  for everyone, and makes every member of the family’s holiday more enjoyable and more memorable. When selecting a suitable venue to stay at, most families list a play area as an essential requirement for any caravan or holiday park.  A play area of any size and type on a caravan park is an added bonus and great selling point, but if you have one with a wow factor you can really pull in the crowds!  

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Little Explorers, Adventure Play Park, Paulton’s Park, Hampshire
Ready to be transported back 150 million years to the prehistoric Jurassic world? Russell Play and Paulton’s Park present their new Adventure Play Park designed for young dinosaur fanatics.When children enter the play park they immediately begin their journey through the Dinosaur Kingdom.

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Recreating The Queen Elizabeth Air Craft Carrier
Working on behalf of Proludic, RTC Safety Surfaces recently recreated the Queen Elizabeth Air Craft Carrier in wet pour safety surfacing. The project was part of the new play area at the Fleet Air Arm Museum in Somerset, with the design including multiple graphics as well as an F35 Stealth jet. All of RTC’s installation teams are trained in-house to deliver high quality bespoke graphics and relished working on such an unusual project.  

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New Surfacing for Edgbaston Reservoir 
Edgbaston Reservoir is a seventy-acre site consisting mainly of open water alongside a dedicated two kilometre walking and jogging route. Built in 1827 it’s also home to a contemporary outdoor gym, designed by Birmingham’s Landscape Practice Group for local residents and visitors.

PlaySmart UK www.playsmartuk.co.uk Case Study: >> read more



Champion new playground opens in Olympic Park, Beijing
An incredible new play area opened last year at the former Olympic Park site in Beijing, China. Beijing Olympic Park is where the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and Paralympics took place. Since the games it has been transformed into a comprehensive multifunctional activity centre for the public. The park successfully integrates sport with nature and this playground site inside the park is surrounded by beautiful greenery and woodland. One of the intentions of building the playground here was to bring the children closer to nature.

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Tattershall Lakes, Lincolnshire
Our client at Away Resorts wanted to redevelop play spaces at three of their most popular holiday locations. Thefirst project to be designed was Tattershall Lakes – a holiday park situated in Lincolnshire offering a range of watersports and land activities to holiday-makers of all ages.

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Odds Farm renew play interest with Timberplay 
High Wycombe family favourite, Odds Farm have renewed their play facilities with the addition of a brand new Timberplay play area, designed to complement their existing Timberplay water and sand play areas.   One of the largest Farm Attractions in the UK, Odds Farm consistently score highly on Trip Advisor and continually reinvest to ensure visitors return time and time again. 

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Freshwater Beach Holiday Park
With many visitors each year, Freshwater Beach Holiday Park needed to provide a strong durable play area for the children. We provided a great range of products to allow multiple children to play across at any one time. 

Creative Play (UK) www.creativeplayuk.com Case Study: >> read more




Dippy’s Splash Zone
This Splashpad was inspired by Dippy the Dinosaur the mascot and most popular attraction at Dinosaur Adventure Park. The installation included the manufacture and installation of 6 bespoke ‘Dippys friends’ which were attached to a range of waterplay products across the splash zone. Furthermore, the waterplay products paint finish and EPDM surfacing was also customized to match the colours and shapes of Dippy the Dinosaur giving users a more immersive and adventurous play experience for when Dippy is asleep!!

Ustigate Waterplay www.ustigatewaterplay.co.uk Case Study: >> read more


‘The new ‘wow’ factor playground at Ferry Meadows Caravan Club Site’
Ferry Meadows Caravan Club site had existing playground facilities on a small play area but recently felt the time had come to extend and improve the play facilities to attract more customers and increase bookings all year round. The general brief & objective was to design & build a family attraction that is in excess of what would be considered a ‘normal’ play area to provide the ultimate holiday destination for Caravan Club members with families.

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Weymouth Sea Life Centre’s New Safety Surfacing
Working in conjunction with Playdale we installed nearly 900m² of wet pour safety surfacing at Weymouth Sea Life Centre’s new Caribbean Cove – the biggest adventure park in Devon. The depth of the EPDM was varied from 20mm to 130mm across the site, in relation to the Critical Fall Height of the play equipment in line with European safety standards.  

RTC Safety Surfaces www.rtcsafety.co.uk Case Study: >> read more



England’s oldest tourist attraction opens a brand new adventure playground!
Mother Shipton’s Cave may be the oldest visitor attraction in England but they are the proud owners of a brand new, modern exciting Adventure Playground which is attracting even more visitors to what is already one of Yorkshire’s top attractions. 

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Burnham-on-sea Holiday Park 
KOMPAN had to turn the existing overgrown piece of ground into a fun and stimulating environment which would provide the perfect kick-start to a child’s holiday.

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Playdale designs, manufactures and installs Dorset’s greatest adventure playground!
Playdale Playgrounds were absolutely thrilled to be awarded the contract to design, build and install the brand new ‘Caribbean Cove Adventure Playground’ at Merlin Entertainments’ Sea Life Centre in Weymouth, Dorset. This has been one of the largest projects we’ve undertaken in England in recent years and has been a hugely rewarding team effort from beginning to end.
Image: ‘Harbour Media’ 

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Beaulieu National Motor Museum – Bespoke Play Bus
The team at Hand Made Places worked closely with Beaulieu National Motor Museum in Hampshire to create a bespoke play bus for their Mini Motor Play Area. The request was to match the 1912 replica Veteran Bus that provides free rides around the visitor attraction. The life sized play bus includes a fully functioning cab and a movable steering wheel. 

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Adventure Play Area - Ribby Hall Village 
Resort Ribby Hall is a beautiful wooded natural space.  The diverse, dynamic and flexible features that can be found in natural spaces such as Ribby Hall allow for many opportunities for imaginative play.  The experience of playing in nature instils a sense of wonder in children and it stimulates creativity and imagination.

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Sprouts Play Barn / Millets Farm,Oxfordshire
The team at Millets Farm got in touch with Soft Brick in order to design a bespoke proposal for an indoor soft play area that was "something quite different to the run-of-the-mill soft play". 

Soft Brick Company www.softbrick.co.uk Case Study: >> read more