Jupiter Play & Leisure are delighted to have partnered with renowned holiday destination Butlin’s to design and build SKYPARK, the UK’s most exciting playground!
Designed to spark young imaginations and encourage open exploration, this playful world of colour and light is all about inclusivity and interactivity. There are thrills and surprises at every turn, with six different zones celebrating positive play emotions.
Children enter Butlins SKYPARK through a bespoke Heart shaped entrance feature to discover six zones that celebrate positive play emotions: Joy, Calm, Excitement, Happiness, Surprise, Curiosity.
At the heart of the playground is the Red Tower of Excitement, standing an incredible 14m tall providing a panoramic sea-view and a thrilling illuminated 10-meter slide activated by sensors.
Our play area will take children on a journey of discovery where children of all abilities can easily access the towers and access height for a unique above-ground perspective. Alongside this a variety of playful experiences: a wheelchair-accessible trampoline and roundabout; basket and sit-up swings for support and sociability; sensory surprises through light, sound and colour; and wide, wheelchair-friendly walkways and ramps provide accessible fun for all.
The UK’s longest interactive seesaw lights up the heart line the more you play as a team, a series of swings and climbing equipment which is the heartbeat of the area.
By considering the different senses – proprioception, vestibular, touch, sight and sound, a sensory rich environment has been developed to ensure true inclusion.
With innovation at the core of our business we’re very excited to deliver a truly bespoke space with integrated lighting and sound.
A large SONA dance arch provides fun, musical and sensory play for all and the MEMO interactive 360 touchscreen posts provide a variety of fun games based on memory and movement.
Several musical pieces compliment the towers; including interactive wind up action lights which play music to reward children for their efforts, xylophones and talk tubes.
But the fun doesn’t stop just because the sun goes down! Children can have after-dark adventures thanks to the illuminated towers and slides – lit by a series of integrated LED lights.
We have developed a programmed light display, which changes from warm white to a variety of coloured sequences throughout the day to bring the wow factor to the play experience and ensure the park can stay open until 10pm each night, regardless of the time of year.
Managing Director Michael Hoenigmann, who was integral to the design and specification of SKYPARK, is delighted with the response from the client and guests alike.
“It was so rewarding to be at the opening of the playground after 18 months of hard work and seeing the guests reaction. As a family business it’s been a great pleasure to work with Butlin’s, another family company, to deliver what we both believe to be the UK most exciting playground”.
Butlins SKYPARK has featured heavily in the media since the official opening by celebrity Christine Mcguiness, with a feature in the Times Travel section being a highlight.
Feedback from guests has been overwhelmingly positive, Cheryl Lauday, 61, was particularly pleased her grandchildren could all play in the same space, despite being in different age groups. “It is very good,” she said. “The kids love it. It is probably the best thing Butlin’s has done.”
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