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 already. The design chosen follows a castellated theme and has bridges, towers and walkways to follow the build cues from some of the earlier versions of the castle that stands on the site today.
The current castle dates mostly from the 19th century on islands that make up a lake formed by the River Len to the east of the village of Leeds in Kent. Looking further back in time, a castle has been on the site since 1119. Previous owners include King Edward I in the 13th century and then Henry VIII used it as a home for his first wife, Catherine of Aragon in the 16th century.