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Sovereign has completed a £30,000 woodland play area refurbishment for one of Britain’s top holiday parks.

Set in the heart of the Derbyshire Peak District, Darwin Forest Country Park now sports a range of physically challenging play equipment for children of all ages to explore and enjoy in a forest setting. Manufactured and installed by Sovereign, the new facilities include a large adventure play tower, play train and a jumbo timber climbing frame inspired by children’s natural desire to climb trees.

Andy McKay, Area Manager at Sovereign commented: “The Park wanted to transform its children’s play area into a woodland adventure playground that would create a wow-factor for visitors upon arrival. To provide the positive impact the Park was looking for, we designed the new play area using a selection of our best-selling equipment from our wooden play equipment range. Once approved, groundwork was undertaken by Darwin Forest Country Park and we carried out the installation over a two-week period.”

Offering youngsters the opportunity to explore, climb and take part in cooperative and active play, a Captain Mannering adventure tower and Jumbo Jungle Log Climber were installed. The Captain Mannering contains a bespoke double-bumpy slide, two tower units, rock climber, fireman’s pole and log ramp, whereas the Jungle Log Climber, suitable for children over the age of eight, contains an assortment of rounded timber poles, ropes and nets. For younger children, the Sovereign Express and Coal Carriage was installed, ideal for encouraging imaginative play. The play area was completed with a colourful range of slip resistant safer surfacing and the addition of heavy duty seating for parents to keep a watchful eye on their children.

Lyndsey Grayson, Parks Director at Darwin Forest Country Park commented: “We asked Sovereign to come along and meet us as we were very interested in their range of wooden play equipment. Given our forest setting, we wanted a company with green credentials, whose products were in keeping with our natural environment. Sovereign ticked all the boxes and after we placed the order, the team swung quickly into action and the installation went smoothly. Since then, the children have had a ball and we look forward to working with Sovereign again in the future.”

Sovereign works to ensure that materials used in its products come from sustainable sources and meet with the strict guidelines laid down by organisations and authorities such as the Forest Stewardship Council.