Play equipment specialist Sutcliffe Play is set to create what is thought to be the largest indoor sand and water play area in Europe at an attraction in Cheshire.
The new play area will be part of a multi-million-pound redevelopment of The Ice Cream Farm in Tattenhall, which already attracts more than 500,000 visitors a year to sample its award-winning Cheshire Farm Ice Cream.
The new play area, to be called ‘Honeycomb Hive’, will feature a wide range of sand and water play elements to engage children of all ages. Elements will include an inclusive sand play system complete with sand chute, sieve, pulley and wheel; a toddler water play system with pump, troughs and a mixing table, and a watermill system.
There will also be a junior sand and water ‘panning for gold’ unit which will enable children to pan for fool’s gold.
“We’re delighted to be involved with such a fantastic project,” says Kevin Sellwood, Area Sales Manager for Sutcliffe Play. “Playing with water and sand is irresistible to children, as they work together to excavate and create, dabble and dam. The new play area will encourage creative and cooperative play between children of all ages and abilities who come to visit this exciting attraction.
“The Ice Cream Farm has an incredibly exciting future ahead of it and we’re sure the redeveloped attraction will provide enjoyment for visitors for many years to come.”
Jonathan Fell, Director of Cheshire Farm Ice Cream, said: “The plans have been a long time in the making and we are beyond excited at the thought of how this new development is going to look. We have assessed every area of The Ice Cream Farm to create, what we believe to be, the ultimate tourist attraction.”