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Weehailes at Newhailes House

Newhailes, on the outskirts of Edinburgh, is a Palladian Style Country House, built in the 17th century. The house was inherited by Sir David Dalrymple in 1751, who carried out remodelling of the house and the stable block. After Sir Davids death, the house was passed through six further generations of the Dalrymple family before […]
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Dalkeith, Fort Douglas – Orangerie Adventure Play Extension

Dalkeith Palace was finished in 1711 for Anna, 1st Duchess of Buccleuch. The Palace sits in over 1,000 acres of wild woodland and countryside. It’s been in the Buccleuch family for over 300 years and they have cared for it through restoration and careful development over this period to make it one of the most […]
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NTS Brodick Castle – Isle Be Wild Adventure Play

Three years ago we were commissioned to create an adventure play attraction for Brodick Castle on The Isle of Arran, one of The National Trust for Scotland’s iconic properties. It was always going to be a challenging design and build in many ways. The land itself was often wet, certainly rugged and there was a […]
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Lowther Castle Extension

The Lost Castle Adventure Play – Lowther Castle Phase Two

The adventure play at Lowther Castle was an immediate success and saw a huge increase in both visitor numbers and turnover for Lowther Castle. According to Jim Lowther, it gave him the confidence to go forward and invest further in the family play. This play extension had been planned from the outset but wasn’t due to […]
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Culzean Castle Wild Woodland

After the success of the Adventure Cove at Culzean Castle, which won an architectural award at the Making Spaces Awards we were commissioned to build a second phase that was to be called the Wild Woodland. This saw us moving into the deep woodland that surrounds the site. The design cues were taken from existing […]
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Lowther Castle Adventure Play – The Lost Castle of Lowther

The Adventure Hub at Lowther Castle and Gardens is now open and looking beautiful, so we produced this short film to give you a preview. Welcome to the Lost Castle of Lowther. The Lost Castle is believed to be the biggest wooden adventure play structure in the world and it all started with a sketch. There was […]
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Soho Farmhouse Adventure Play

The Soho Farmhouse is a beautiful club in the Oxfordshire Countryside and one we enjoyed getting under the skin of in order to build something bespoke that sat well within the existing grounds and buildings. And then the build itself worked beautifully, helped of course by working in such a lovely location.
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Leeds Castle – The Knights Realm Adventure Play

Leeds Castle in Kent describes itself as the loveliest castle in the world. There’s no doubt it’s beautiful and less doubt that it’s exceptionally busy, so when they were looking for adventure play, they turned to us to design and build that for them and keep it in line with the loveliness of what existed […]
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Slieve Gullion Forest Park – Giant’s Lair and Adventure Playpark

Slieve Gullion is described as Ireland’s most mystical mountain and we were able to design and then build much of that modern day magic, but ensure it looked like it had been there from before the time that time forgot. We started with storyboards and some beautiful themed drawings to get the dreams flowing. Let’s start with […]
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About Us

We’re happiest when creating play that responds to the land and topography on which it is built and is distinct and unique. We don’t offer ‘kit-of-part’ play spaces but create organic, natural play that builds upon the best of what is local, with the skills and experience we have gathered internationally.

We are CapCo
What we do

As a team, we have been working with all sorts of outdoor attractions (and a few indoor ones) for many years. We have developed skills throughout the team with some amazing results in delivering beautiful play spaces and profitable attractions. 

We design, build and maintain adventure play spaces for organisations and individuals around the world.

Services We offer
  • Attraction Design Development
  • Adventure Play Design & Build
  • Attraction Brand Development
  • F&B Design & Development
  • Attraction Design Effectiveness
  • Educational Play Design & Development
  • Residential Treehouses & Outdoor Play Equipment
  • Ongoing Maintenance & Safety Certification

Who we're working with

Meet the team

These are some of the people that make the magic happen.

Bob Ottaway

Bob Ottaway – Numbers Punk

Bob took the classic route of Lion Taming via accountancy after a career at KPMG. He now adds a commercial and people management insight to our team ensuring our Projects run beautifully from first co…
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Freddie Egan

Freddie Egan – Play Space Cadet

Freddie is our resident Landscape Architect and Masterplanner. Having studied for his Masters in Edinburgh, he went on to work for a leading landscape architecture firm before deciding the call of our…
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Jack Coleman

Jack Coleman – Build Captain

Jack joined the onsite build team having worked with Jim and Simon at BeWILDerwood. His build skills are legendary as is his ability to kick back and relax.
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Jim Wales

Jim Wales – McJum

Jim is our Build Director and originally trained as a cabinet maker, moving onto The Treehouse Company, where he developed his experience of timber construction building and crafted some of the world…
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Paul Travers – McManage

Paul joined the team to strengthen the design and project management within the business. He’d previously started working with many of the team at Treehouse Company and Bothy Lodge as far back…
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Simon Egan – Project Development Fella

Simon originally trained as a Fine Art Sculptor and is the leader of our team. But even with this art based background, it’s only now that he’s producing the most creative work of his life – it…
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Steve Vass – McSketch

Despite only looking around 15 years old, Steve’s experience in wooden adventure play is actually longer than everyone else in the team, apart from McJum as he was part of the world-renowned Tre…
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Paul Travers joins CAP.Co as McManage 2

McManage joins the team

Paul Travers has joined CAP.Co to strengthen the design and project management team. He’s someone many of us have worked with for quite a few years,…
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Air Canada in-flight magazine

Our Project Development Fella, Simon Egan, has been doing a lot of traveling lately and has just come back from Canada (via New York and Bermuda). The…
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The CAP.Co approach to risk

There’s an element of risk all around us, present in everything we do. From the moment we wake up, whether we’re off to the shops or off t…
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