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Leeds Castle – The Knights Realm Adventure Play

The Knights Realm at Leeds castle in Kent

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.

Soaring towers and walkways throughout

Soaring towers and walkways throughout

And deep tunnels to play in

And deep tunnels to play in

Can you bear to walk the glass bridge?

Can you bear to walk the glass bridge?

Netted walkways again soar above the buidlings

Netted walkways again soar above the buildings

The sky shines through at the Knights Realm

The sky shines through at the Knights Realm

View across the rooftops at the Knights Realm

View across the rooftops at the Knights Realm

Finished and full of people at Leeds castle

Finished and full of people at Leeds Castle

The Knights Realm at Leeds Castle has been popular since the day it opened

The Squires Courtyard at Leeds Castle has been popular since the day it opened