17 November 2020
Proludic were proud to launch a new bespoke themed mining playground in Germany. The playground was opened in the town of Kamp-Lintfort (38,000 inhabitants) in northwest Germany and reflects the region’s current industrial architecture.
As it’s an area rich with mining traditions the 2,000 m² area offers a wide variety of fun activities for children of all ages and has been divided into three spaces. All the spaces aim to provide a fun representation of the mining process and the daily work of the miners.
The first area is for 0 to 6-year-olds. The equipment has been designed here to illustrate the miners busy tunnelling in search of the coal seams. It features the “Sand Factory” and a tunnel where children need to crawl, as well as horizontal ropes that encourage children to swing.
The central area is intended for older children and represents the miners’ physical work and the process of extracting the coal. The space is dominated by two large towers over 5 metres high! The towers are connected by a tunnel and look like the original towers at the mining site. The playground also includes three trampolines and a roundabout that are fully accessible for Children of all abilities.
The third space measuring 300 m² is located in the northern section of the play area and represents how the extracted raw material is processed. Suitable for children from six years old, this part of the playground comprises a large multi-play structure, which is the central feature and includes climbing components and two slides. It also offers a balancing trail with nets, balance beams, rings, and a rope swing.
This unique and wonderful play area shows what can be achieved through bespoke design when you have a strong theme in mind that connects an area’s culture and history.
In the UK we also have some experience in designing an area built around the mining theme. Back in 2016, we designed a bespoke mining themed tower for Gedling Country Park in Nottingham. The project cost £200,000 and featured all-natural robinia wood multi-play component to go alongside the impressive central bespoke tower. It has become one of the most popular parks in the region and looks as fantastic today as it did when it was first built.