Project experience Commercial properties
Services Planning advice
Design
Equipment sourcing
Installation
Surfacing
Year completed 2017
Contract value (£) £108,000
Client Longleat Safari Park
Contractor Jupiter Play
 
 

Context

Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire opened in 1966 as the first drive-through safari park outside Africa and has continued to be a popular visitor destination. In 2016, the management team received an increasing amount of feedback regarding the original play space which was becoming outdated and required increasing maintenance.

Work undertaken

Jupiter was referred to Longleat based on its wide product portfolio and expertise. The project created a new adventure park using design-led innovations. Jupiter Play’s bespoke design evolved from the client's desire to educate children through means of play.

The choice of materials and colours incorporated throughout the design create a more naturalistic theme within the play area which complements the Safari Park.

The iconic Sona interactive arch is central in the play area, captivating visitors as they walk by. In addition to this unique interactive play piece, the play value is tailored to a wider age demographic allowing more children to play together. The end design also integrated a high-quality FHS sand and water play unit with inclusive play tactile and sensory elements to make the site truly inclusive by catering to the needs of children with disabilities.

Comment

“We visited Longleat Safari Park in June and the Postman Pat Village was closed, we were really hoping it was being updated as it was looking very tired and dated. We returned again last week to see a brand new play park had opened. The children all loved it. A lot of our friends have annual passes and it’s a great place for us to have a mid-week meet up or a weekend picnic even if we just go for the children to play on the park.”
– TripAdvisor UK review, August 2016


Context

Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire opened in 1966 as the first drive-through safari park outside Africa and has continued to be a popular visitor destination. In 2016, the management team received an increasing amount of feedback regarding the original play space which was becoming outdated and required increasing maintenance.

Work undertaken

Jupiter was referred to Longleat based on its wide product portfolio and expertise. The project created a new adventure park using design-led innovations. Jupiter Play’s bespoke design evolved from the client's desire to educate children through means of play.

The choice of materials and colours incorporated throughout the design create a more naturalistic theme within the play area which complements the Safari Park.

The iconic Sona interactive arch is central in the play area, captivating visitors as they walk by. In addition to this unique interactive play piece, the play value is tailored to a wider age demographic allowing more children to play together. The end design also integrated a high-quality FHS sand and water play unit with inclusive play tactile and sensory elements to make the site truly inclusive by catering to the needs of children with disabilities.

Comment

“We visited Longleat Safari Park in June and the Postman Pat Village was closed, we were really hoping it was being updated as it was looking very tired and dated. We returned again last week to see a brand new play park had opened. The children all loved it. A lot of our friends have annual passes and it’s a great place for us to have a mid-week meet up or a weekend picnic even if we just go for the children to play on the park.”
– TripAdvisor UK review, August 2016


 
 
 
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