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Geoff and Su Smith bought Townsend Farm and Touring Park, which many families visited – however, there had never been any play facilities on the site.

The Issue

The nearest play area was a short distance away in the village. This meant parents had to accompany their children and leave the site if they wanted to play, as well as then having to stay with them until they wanted to return to the park.

The Resolution

Mrs Smith wanted something fun and interesting that would keep children of all different ages both happy and occupied. She also wanted something that didn’t need to be supervised by the parents; that was safe and secure and would cater for all the families staying at the park without them having to leave the site.

The Process

Mrs Smith exhibited at The National Boat Caravan and Outdoor Show in February 2009. She spotted Sovereign’s stand and particularly their Thumper Adventure Tower. It was a good quality, sturdy structure and she knew that it would be perfect for the touring park.

As she wanted the play equipment to serve the visitors of the touring park and farm, it was imperative that the installation was fully compliant for public use. It also had to look good to fit in with the park’s overall appearance, and be a safe facility to give parents peace of mind.

The Installation

Following discussions with Sovereign Project Manager, Justin Mottaz, Mrs Smith opted for the Thumper Adventure Tower, which she originally saw on the Sovereign stand in February. In addition swings were installed, as well as grass matting and a school compliant slide that was more sturdy and hardwearing than a normal residential slide and complied with all the necessary health & safety standards. The eight legs of the tower were concreted into the ground to give a little extra piece of mind.

The multiple deck levels add variety and allow the children to have plenty of fun in a safe environment. The ladder, slide and swings mean children of different ages and abilities can join in and enjoy themselves. There is also a rock climbing wall, fun telescope, tower deck, and a fireman’s pole.

Mrs Smith also ordered some picnic tables to be installed at the site, which gives parents a comfortable option if they wish to remain nearby.

The Results

  • Caters for children of all ages and is challenging as well as fun
  • It means children don’t have to go outside the touring park for a play area
  • It adds a special feature and is an attraction for families
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The play facility now defines the area. Visitors say it has enhanced their experience. I found Sovereign very professional and helpful. I liked the way they were able to answer all my questions in the beginning. I am always recommending them to people.

Su SmithOwner of Townsend Farm and Touring Park