Hasty’s Adventure Park, West Road, Clacton on Sea, Essex CO15 1AG
Hasty’s Adventure Park is a brand new attraction in Clacton-on-sea. Spread over 5 hectares, the attraction has an undercover adventure play area as one of its key features, designed and installed by Timberplay.
The unavoidable problem for UK attractions is the weather, outdoor sites can often suffer in the peak season as a result of the rain. To counteract this, Hasty’s have constructed their play area under a large Roundhouse Cattle Shed. With open sides, the play areas still feels as if it is outdoors, fresh air can flow around the build and children can run in and out as they wish. Consequently Hasty’s boasts weatherproof play, with shade from the sun and protection from the rain.
The Hasty’s play area has been designed and created with older children in mind, with a mammoth bespoke climbing forest. Three towers dominate the space, with net walkways and bridges spanning the gaps between. Once children have negotiated their way to the top they can choose to carry on clambering around at height, or come back to earth via slides, fireman’s poles or climbing walls. Balance beams and generous ropes provide lower level challenge and a sand safety surface guarantees a soft landing. This combination of ropes, bridges, nets and walkways provides the ultimate in flexible fun as children can pit their way around the course, choosing the path that best suits them. Hammocks also serve as the perfect rest stop if it all becomes too much.
From Timberplay’s perspective, the Hasty’s project had some very specific issues. Ensuring that all the equipment fitted safely under the canopy demanded very careful design and installation. This all went smoothly and the work was completed in time for the opening.
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