Opening in May 2017, the Jupiter team went down to see the progress on the first development at Drumpellier Country Park at the installation phase.
Described as “the creation of a new interpretation and interactive play space which will become a notable feature in the park landscape”, the bespoke feature play unit was themed around an iron-age “crannog”, a traditional dwelling house constructed on stilts over water. The remains of a Crannog were found in Lochend Loch when the loch was drained for maintenance in the 1930s.
The play area will feature a spectacular Crannog play structure that will encourage children to explore, play and engage with their local environment and immerse themselves into the fascinating history of their surroundings. The iron-age theme will run throughout the play experience so that children may learn about the iron-age life through play.
The play unit will be fully accessible and has passed the Inclusive Play PiPA assessment. The entire unit can accommodate wheelchair usage and the main entrance walkway, outer platforms and inner ’roundhouse’ are also fully accessible.