How to Design a Leisure Park Play Area

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You’ve decided you want to install a new play area to your holiday park to increase customer satisfaction and promote your family friendly resort. But what now?
The first thing is to find a position on your site where the play area can be installed. Ideally a central location should be used so it’s close to all of the parks users, but you may have a grassed field which is wasted space. With regards to surfacing a play area can be installed on anything. The good thing about grass is that it potentially eliminates the need for surfacing- if you choose tarmac you may well need safety surfacing such as wet pour to prevent injuries.
Secondly is to decide a budget. There are some great value play products available and you don’t have to spend a fortune to create a fun area for kids. A simple trim trail can cost just over £1000. Whatever you decide to spend there are lots of options to choose from.
Next is to determine what age range your play area is for. The best way of doing this is by looking at who your target market is- is it young families? Who use is your biggest market segment? In an ideal scenario you would be able to provide play provisions for all age ranges but dependent on your budget this may not be possible. Don’t forget- you can always add to your playground at a later date.
Research is your next task- looking at what type of equipment you want. It’s good to have variety of equipment, ranging from climbing to swinging and sliding. You don’t want lots of one type of activity, such as climbing, as this can minimise the fun children have. Look around the internet, trade shows or brochures to get a good idea of what you want, create a wishlist too.
When choosing a supplier the key word is value. You want good quality play equipment for your holiday park at the best price. You also want excellent customer service, a firm who will help you not just before and during the playground installation but long after too. Thirdly, you also want an experience company with a good reputation and listens to your needs. Playsound Services Ltd pride ourselves on these three qualities. We also offer safe products that are manufactured to BS EN 1176 standards to ensure the safety of your customers. Having a play area installed is a major task so make sure your chosen supplier listens to any concerns you may have. It is common to ask three companies for a quote to get a better idea of who to use. Play firms shouldn’t charge for an on-site consultation and designing concepts.
Installing a playground in your leisure park can seem daunting but it is also an exciting time for your site. The benefits can tremendous and is well worth considering.

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