THEMING: Lappset building second activity site in Finland

Lappset is building a second activity park for Tykkimaen Vapaa-aikakeskus in Finland.

Tykkimaen Vapaa-aikakeskus is opening an indoor activity park in the Prisma department store in the Laune district of the city of Lahti. The first Actionpark Tykkimäki was opened in October 2016 in the Kouvola Prisma department store. 

The firm’s expanding business has lead to the firm undertaking a recruitment drive, according to CEO of Lappset Group, Tero Ylinenpää: “We will be recruiting experts in a number of fields, such as designers, project managers and installation staff. These experts will be required in the theme park projects, but they will also be involved in boosting other product developments in coming years.

Tykkimäki Actionpark will offer a wide variety of fitness and adventure activities for the whole family and will cover an approximate area of 1,500 square metres (16,000 sq. ft). The action park will be located in the premises of the former Isku furniture chain store of the Prisma department store complex in Laune.

“We have had so many positive experiences from the Kouvola Actionpark that we made the decision to establish another Actionpark, this time branching away from Kouvola. In addition to this Actionpark in Lahti, we are also planning similar expansion to Kotka and Lappeenranta”, revealed CEO of Tykkimäen Vapaa-aikakeskus Sakari Pasanen.

The total cost for the investment is around €1m. Lappset is responsible for building the park and plans to open the doors to the public in early February 2018. The Tykkimäki Amusement Park first started business in Kouvola back in 1986, and today its Amusement Park, Aquapark and Actionpark bring in around 250,000 visitors each year.

“We are very enthusiastic about being awarded this opportunity to design another Tykkimäki activity park. The first Actionpark, built in Kouvola in 2016, was also exclusively designed and supplied by Lappset. In addition to the Tykkimäki destinations, we are also currently supplying enormous entireties overseas in cooperation with the international Mattel group, including for instance the De Schatberg vacation park in the Netherlands. This summer we also completed our second Peter Rabbit-themed outdoor playground in the United Kingdom”, said the firm’s Johan Granholm.

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