Cober Hill Conference and Education Centre in Cloughton, Scarborough has unveiled two brand new play areas designed to be enjoyed by children and adults alike.
The new playground opening, which took place on Wednesday 10th April, was attended by directors of Cober Hill, trustees of the Cober Hill Charitable Trust, and local schools, and marked the culmination of a £36,000 project which saw Sutcliffe Play work with the Cober Hill board to develop the plans.
We were tasked with ‘freshening up’ the dated play areas at the site, with the introduction of play equipment designed for younger children, and an assault course that could also be enjoyed by adults looking to undertake team building exercises.
The new children’s play area features the Orchard Toot & Slide, with a low platform, binoculars, pipes for playing music, and a slide to get back down to the ground; Teepee with slide, a challenging wooden play unit with a den below, where children can also use one of three climbing sides to race to the top and slide back down to the ground; the inclusive Busy Bee Springie, with a rubber moulded seat and a backrest offering additional support for younger users; and the Curlicue rotator, taking the form of a simple spiral, which uses the changing centre of gravity to propel users around.
At the second site, children and adults can enjoy the Cober Hill Assault Course, which comprises the Orchard Tangle Trail, designed to offer a mix of balancing, climbing and traversing activities using wooden trim trail elements; an Inclined Balance Beam, for balancing and co-ordination; and Stepping Pods that can be used to hop from one to another around the course.
Lyndsay Chamberlain, General Manager at Cober Hill, said: “The new play areas have given us a unique selling point versus other properties, with all the facilities on site to keep little ones – and big kids at heart – entertained for hours. We wanted something uniquely Cober Hill and with the new assault course, we’re looking forward to giving our guests the opportunity to get creative and make their stay with us an even more memorable one.”
Kevin Sellwood, Area Sales Manager at Sutcliffe Play, said: “This was by far one of the most challenging installations we’ve ever undertaken, due to the layout of the site and the need to set the equipment on two levels.
“We’re incredibly proud that we were able to deliver so successfully on the brief and provide a whole new look and feel which will not only challenge and excite its users, but which will truly stand the test of time.”