The perfect place to picnic and play

A little girl playing on a wooden climbing frame

9 June 2021

The perfect place to picnic and play

We’re so excited to announce that our brand NEW play area has just arrived at Longleat Forest! There’s plenty for a variety of ages to enjoy, from the coconut rope that slopes upwards gently swaying in the breeze to the impressive multi-tower structure.

It’s located outside of the Plaza and is the perfect place to picnic and play whilst your little ones enjoy their outdoor adventures.

The new play area has been developed to encourage children to get the most out of their playtime.

  • The balance beam is a playground classic that trains the core stability and equilibrium which improves the fundamental motor skill of balance
  • The bird’s nest swing is a firm favourite, it allows children to work on spatial awareness as well as agility
  • The waterlily balance posts create an imaginative space for play
  • The net elements across the play area are perfect to encourage children to use their cross-coordination. The wide spacing between the rungs is great for leg, arm and core muscles

Outdoor play is more than just time spent in the park, it’s your children’s learning and development.

Don’t miss out on the other play areas around the village, we also have them located in The Village Square, Sports Plaza, The Beach and have a little hidden gem located in the Fir Area of the village. So much space to play!

If you have had so much fun in our play areas but your little ones fancy a challenge, why not try one of our leisure activities, Mini Trek? This exciting aerial rope course is specially designed for younger children aged 2-5years, giving them the chance to have their very own adventure in a safe, secure environment. Once they are kitted up in harnesses, help guide your little ones as they balance, swing, leap and navigate their way around the course and build confidence as they go.

Have you been to visit our play areas yet? Or has your little one taken on the Mini Trek Challenge? Don’t forget to share your pictures with us using the hashtag #MyCP on Social Media.

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Child playing in playground
Girl crossing rope bridge
Child crossing balance beam
Children's playground

Emma Ledbury

I have worked at Center Parcs for well over 10 years, and I can honestly say I love my job. My current role in On Village Marketing is exciting and no two days at work are ever the same.

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