A new playground designed by playground equipment specialist Sutcliffe Play is delivering exciting play opportunities for children of all ages and abilities in a Suffolk coastal town.
The playground at Martello Park, Felixstowe, features a diverse range of equipment including climbing nets, springies and an inclusive roundabout, ensuring that engaging, challenging play is available for all.
Sutcliffe Play worked with Suffolk Coastal Norse Ltd on behalf of Suffolk Coastal District Council to introduce new play facilities to refresh an existing playground at the site, which features a 19th century Martello Tower and is popular with seafront visitors.
The equipment needed to be able to withstand the sea air and high winds at the site, and to cater to children of all abilities. The design brief stated the need for a range of equipment including a multi-use play feature accessible to children with mobility difficulties; inclusive swing, springie and spinner provisions and a challenging climbing unit aimed at older juniors.
Sutcliffe Play met the brief with a diverse range of equipment including a ‘Boat Climber’ unit from its Toddlerzone range, which is designed to enable co-operation and social interaction, and an inclusive roundabout that allows disabled and able bodied children to enjoy the sensation of spinning side by side.
A Mission Foxfire unit provides challenging play for older juniors. Mission offers testing physical play opportunities focusing on climbing, traversing and descending in unique ways.
The playground also features an inclusive Playzone unit complete with wheelchair access ramps and an inclusive slide. The modular Playzone range is extremely robust and suitable for the most demanding locations.
Peter Lanceley of Suffolk Coastal Norse Ltd said: “The amount of children we have already seen thoroughly enjoying the site speak volumes.
“The new playground has fully met the brief, offering exciting play for children of all ages and abilities, and we have had a great response so far. We’re sure children from the local area and beyond will continue to enjoy it for many years to come. I would be happy to recommend and work with Sutcliffe Play in the future.”