Portfolio - Design and Development

Some of our design and development work

Dalkeith Fort Douglas Orangerie adventure play

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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The Knights Realm at Leeds castle in Kent

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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View through to the Giants Castle at Slieve Gullion

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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Culzean Castle Adventure Cove

This is a project that the whole team at CAP.CO are very proud of. It’s a perfect example of our team working side by side with an enlightened client to create adventurous places that families love for playing together. The interview on with Caroline Smith, General Manager at Culzean Castle, talks at length about the strategies she used to […]
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The completed Spike Stage at Glatonbury

The Spike Stage at Glastonbury

We love Glastonbury. It’s the biggest and best of all the festivals and sets the bar for all others to try to reach. So we were exceptionally excited to be asked to build the Spike Stage for the festival. We started with some drawings. The build then began and as it is right through the […]
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Mount St John Residential Treehouse

We thoroughly enjoy residential treehouse builds. They are being built in the gardens of family homes for our customers’ children and grandchildren to play in. We always ensure that as per our commercial work the build is completed to the British Standard BSEN 1176, but the little details can often matter even more to the […]
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Cotswold Wildlife Park Adventure Play

Cotswold Wildlife Park in Oxfordshire is set in around 160 acres of grounds and gardens and had a very traditional style play area. It opened to the public in 1969 with the current Manor House designed by William Atkinson and built by Richard Pace of Lechlade in 1804. The Wildlife Park has over 260 different […]
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Looking up into the treehouses at RHS Harlow Carr

RHS Harlow Carr – Adventure Play

RHS Harlow Carr is one of the four public gardens run by the Royal Horticultural Society. It is on the edge of the town of Harrogate in North Yorkshire. This was one of our first builds and we have continued to work with them to fully maintain the structures. They were built to BSEN1176 and […]
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A beautiful and private secluded adventure

We are lucky enough to work in some of the most beautiful places in the world, but this little design and build project has to be one of the most beautiful of them all. It’s in a secret location and we think you’ll agree, it’s simply stunning.
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Bawdeswell Garden Centre Firemans Pole - Creating Adventurous Garden Centres

Bawdeswell Garden Centre Adventure Play

Bawdeswell Garden Centre opened in 1983 in the village of Bawdeswell in Norfolk. It’s family run, fiercely independent and recognised it needed to strengthen its offer for the family. Garden centres are no longer just a place for plant lovers, gardeners and people who keep ponds, but have become destinations in their own right. The […]
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Farmhouse Sessions Private Party

We love festivals and as you saw from our work on the Glastonbury Spike Stage they run through our DNA, so the chance to create a new private party destination from scratch, with a focus on live music, was too good an opportunity to miss. Welcome to the Farmhouse Sessions.    
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