ADVENTURE PLAY: New Den set to be UK’s largest?
William’s Den, a £3m timber crafted play adventure attraction near North Cave, Yorkshire, officially opened yesterday (Monday July 3rd), and is set to be the UK’s largest bespoke indoor timber play experience.
It includes a 475 sq m play barn and outdoor play area, which includes a 50m zip wire, den making area and ‘mountains and molehills’ space. There’s also a bespoke play adventure including a stream, rainmaker water cascade, climbing structures, nets, treehouse and bridges.
The family attraction also features The Kitchen Table, which will serve up wood fired pizzas in a restored brick barn, with homemade ice cream and barista served coffees. A free play area for toddlers will be accessible from The Snack Box.
Husband and wife team Tor and Christian Carver are behind the launch and Christian offered: “William’s Den will be a place where children can run, splash, jump and climb their way to the ‘best day ever’. We want kids to have freedom to play outside, get lots of fresh air, always finishing their day at William’s Den with rosy cheeks and big smiles.
“It’s all about being inspired by kids, yet we want William’s Den to be loved by the grown-ups too, so we’re looking after the young and the young at heart with a quality food and drink offer.
“We know the great British weather will attempt to thwart the fun, so there’ll be an indoor meets outdoor play barn that recreates natural outdoors play inside. The barn comes complete with natural light from huge windows and lots of fresh air from great big sliding doors.”
Tor Carver, added: “Our play experts have created something special to help children learn through active play. William’s Den inspires and challenges children with a natural play experience, giving them freedom and space to play inside and out, whatever the weather. It’s the stuff our childhood memories are made from.
“We also cater for children with disabilities by ensuring that some of the play facilities and experiences are accessible at ground floor level. At the heart of it, William’s Den is all about play and having fun.”