Timberplay have designed and created the first play area at Stonor Park, a stately home in Oxfordshire in order to make the site more appealing to younger families.
Visitors to the Stonor Park had declined over the decade previous to the play installation, with people wanting more varied activities around historic houses and landscapes.
Timberplay worked with Stonor Park to select a range of equipment which would appeal to children over a wide age range. Stonor were keen to attract toddlers to capture the interest of younger families looking for somewhere to visit in the day during term time. However older children were also a key audience, so Timberplay created designs that featured many open ended products that ensured all junior visitors would find plenty to stimulate them within the play space – named ’Wonder Woods’.
Waterplay is a great multi-appeal play element and Stoner embraced this with water channels and a playground pump. A Wobble Dish, Platform house and a bespoke Deer version of the Swinging Horse are all ideal for toddlers. A hefty Climbing Structure and Climbing Forest provide challenging fun for older children and teenagers.