Timberplay delivers for William’s Den debut season
East Yorkshire’s newest family attraction, William’s Den, is enjoying a very busy first season, with Timberplay designing and delivering the outdoor play area.
Timberplay worked with William’s Den to create outdoor play which embraced landscaping to create a space which appeals to children across a wide age range. The inclusion of sand and water pumps and channels was desinged to boost the play value within the site. Older children have the challenge of the Climbing Structure and the the cableway. Toddlers can embrace the role play within the Platform House or fly on the Cradle Swing.
Christian Carver, co-owner at William’s Den commented: “Myself and Tor both grew up on farms and we remember rather nostalgically having vast amounts of freedom to play outside in all weathers, for hours on end. Our childhood years were spent endlessly exploring on foot and by bike, building dens and using our wild imaginations to entertain each other for hours and days.
“When we were sharing ideas for the type of family visitor attraction we wanted to create, our own childhood experiences were never far from the surface. It became abundantly clear that we had to create an environment for children to play inside and out whatever the weather, where they could run wild and experience the freedom to roam, and while the kids were doing that, we wanted the grown ups to enjoy being outdoors with their children and appreciate everything else on offer.”
The park has incorporated the landscape into its design, with mounds, embankments, a natural amphitheatre, climbing boulder stack, log bridges and tunnels. This is exploited further with the addition of den building materials – to inspire children to create their own woodland hideaway.