Our new children’s play area has opened on Hadrian’s Wall at The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre.
The space features a variety of interactive experiences that use the natural landscape. Elements include stone boulders, tree trunks and grass mounds to promote creative, imaginative play through climbing, hiding, balancing, chasing and role play.
It also has several unique features to provide a variety of stimulating challenges for children under 12 years of age with different abilities. A leaf climber directly reflects the woodlands and animals that live within them, and the trim trail allows children to use their imagination, whether they are a squirrel running through the branches of the trees, a snake slithering through the grass or balancing along Hadrian’s Wall.
The Playscape is also home to an extensive sandpit to encourage children to pretend to be in charge of shaping their own National Park landscape.
The Sill Playscape, funded by the Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund, is designed to provide a creative and inspiring landscape-themed learning and play experience for children of all ages and abilities.
The Playscape was designed by Kompan, a specialist outdoor play company based in Scotland. Its design revolves around the unique and special qualities of the National Park and features play equipment inspired by wildlife which children will see when they visit.