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On site building Crathes Castle Adventure Play

The Green lady's Tower from above at Crathes Castle

We recently showed the view of the site and some of the visuals for the planned build of the adventure play at NTS Crathes Castle. It’s a steeply sloping site, which gives us some interesting challenges and opportunities. It’s a new adventure play build in the grounds of the 16th […]

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Twin Racing Slides for the Sky Maze at Fort Douglas, Dalkeith

The slide arrives at site ready for the unload lead image

We recently showed you the first phase of our new Orangerie Adventure Play extension at Dalkeith Country park. We also showed you some of the plans for phase two here. Back in 2016 the park, stable yard and courtyard were all redeveloped to create a world-class visitor attraction known as […]

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The Sky Maze Extension at Fort Douglas, Dalkeith Country Park

Front view of the racing slides inside the Sky Maze lead image

We love it when a new project goes through the design process and begins to come to life in the visuals our design team produce. In this project we are adding a new Sky Maze extension to the brilliant Fort Douglas Adventure Play Centre at Dalkeith Country Park. Our first […]

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The Design for the new Adventure Play at Crathes Castle

Crathes Castle from garden lead image

Crathes Castle, near Banchory in Aberdeenshire lays a strong claim to being one of the more unusual castles in Scotland. Built in 1596 and later extended, it looks almost ‘polished’ in its finish as it has a ‘harled’ exterior. harling is a process similar to plastering that protects the stone […]

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Topping out at NTS Newhailes showing the design process step by step

Lead image Adding the final detail to the top of Newhailes Library Adventure Play copy

Topping out a project is always an exciting event for the team. It means an end to a project they may have been involved with for just a few months, or up to a few years if they are part of the design or planning teams. The final topping out […]

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NTS Newhailes Adventure Play within the Walled Garden

Adding the roof to the NTS Newhailes Central LIbrary

The team have been hard at work at NTS Newhailes. We covered the design phase in our previous Newhailes blog here and from the design you could see it had some lovely details that you wouldn’t normally see in other adventure play areas. So, let’s give you a tour around […]

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Finding the Lost Castle of Lowther

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We absolutely love the work we’ve done with Jim Lowther and his team at the wonderful Lowther Castle. In fact we love it so much, we made a little film with our friends at All is Flux to celebrate it. It’s the story of the build from concept to completion and includes interviews […]

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Accessible Play at Culzean Adventure Cove

Talk down to the ground

Accessible Play is an important part of our business. The principle of play for all runs right through our core and we aim to ensure that everyone has access to fun, play and interaction with friends and family. We recently shared our plans for the Boundless Play area at Windreach in […]

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