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Prestigious new playground for Wicksteed - Mo Mowlam Park

August 13, 2019

Mo Mowlam Park Playground

Wicksteed Playgrounds first became involved in the design and development of the new play area at Mo Mowlam Park on the Stormont Estate in October 2017. The Estates Team were considering removing all the existing play equipment and creating a brand new Park. Stormont Estate wanted to make it a destination play area that had a real wow factor and would also be inclusive.

Castle themed play area Mo Mowlam Park

Castle themed play area design

Wicksteed provided the design and supplied the playground equipment for the project. The customer was immediately drawn to the timber castle multi-play unit and this became the starting block for the play area design. The design for the space took on a castle theme within the equipment and safety surfacing inlaid graphics. There was also a completely bespoke castle fort with 2 towers sitting on grass mounds and connected with a 6m rope tunnel created especially for this Park.

Mo Mowlam Park

Importance of inclusive play

Inclusive play was a big factor in the design and development of the new Mo Mowlam Park play area. The area features a wheelchair accessible Castle Look Out Tower, Talking Knights, Dragon and Horse Springers, Dragon Play Panel and various fun and educational Castle themed inlaid graphics such as Jousting Shield Hopscotch, Jester’s Hat, Knights on Horseback and a giant fire breathing Dragon. There is also a 10.6m high Pyramid Tower unit with 2 tube slides, Twin Cableways, Trampolines, wheelchair accessible Roundabout, Hill Slide zone, Sensory Maze, Musical Instruments, Natural Play and Various Swings.

Cableways Mo Mowlam Park

Written by: Andy Prentice
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