Stanwick Lakes is a countryside attraction and nature reserve set in 750 acres, in the heart of the Northamptonshire Nene Valley and attracts over 300,000 visitors each year.
Timotay Playscapes, a Northamptonshire based outdoor play space provider have worked in partnership with Stanwick lakes for a number of projects, to refurbish and further develop exciting and engaging imaginative play zones within the site.
- Treehouse – The treehouse brought a new zone to the area.
- Climbing frame. The play equipment is enjoyed by families, teenagers and even fitness fanatics! The innovative play frame also incorporates a series of rope challenges, monkey bars and tunnels.
- Swamp bridge – the bridge replaced an existing structure and allows children (and their adults!) to adventure across the water via the rope bridge and onto their next part of their journey around Stanwick Lakes!
- Refurbishment of existing waterplay area, Timotay updated and refurbished the fantastic well-used and loved waterplay area.
The Next Phase
The next part of this exciting development is the investment into the main play structure. It will continue to be a unique and extensive playground, situated in the central zone providing visitors with a fun-filled adventure. Despite its size, it blends beautifully into the picturesque surroundings due to its wooden composition. Timotay Playscapes have been awarded the contract, to bring Stanwick Lakes vision to life.
“We are absolutely delighted and proud to be working in partnership with Stanwick Lakes for this next phase. Stanwick Lakes provides a truly unique experience to visitors and our design and construction will truly compliment this” said Stuart Humphrey, Director, Timotay Playscapes
Through a series of consultations with Timotay’s team of experts, a brief was understood, and a design created to reflect the project objectives. The projects are all managed in house, and the on-site build constructed by skilled craftsmen.
The key areas of the exciting next phase include the renewal of the main tower frame, which is set to excite! The tower respects the natural environment in which it sits within, with the frame constructed of natural materials. Stanwick Lakes attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, so the construction will be robust and extremely hard-wearing. The replacement structure will cater for a wide range of ages and abilities.
The next phase and construction will take place over the winter months to minimise the impact on visitor experience and maximise the experience for next year.