A Good Play Area Can Attract Business for Holiday ParksMonday, 17th February 2014 12:59 pm
A good play area is a fantastic investment for a holiday park and can help to attract business. When booking a holiday, families seek out places that have plenty of activities to keep their children entertained, and a good play area tends to be quite high on the list.
Even on a small budget, there is a huge range of high-quality equipment that has been meticulously designed to add maximum play value. If your budget is tight you could even plan your play area into phases, this way you can add to the playground over time.
Here are some pointers to help you choose the best playground equipment for your holiday park:
Quality not quantity
Don’t fall into the trap of buying the cheapest play equipment in order to fit as many products as you can into the play area. It’s definitely worth paying a bit more for quality equipment from a reputable play provider, even if that means you are sacrificing an extra unit in the play area. Buying cheap equipment could also mean that it doesn’t meet safety requirements. You should make sure that your play equipment is regulated by the British Standards Institution, is designed and tested to BSEN 1176, and carries the Kitemark certification.
Fun for all ages
Your play area needs to cater for a wide range of abilities and present different challenges for them to take on. A toddler play area would feature a number of smaller climbing frames, imaginative play, and equipment that stimulates their senses. Whereas a junior play area would feature exciting, climbing structures, dynamic and active play equipment.
Children need variety so it’s important that you choose equipment that tests a number of skills. A mixture of physical, cognitive and sensory activities would create an exciting and interesting environment for children to play.
Check the guarantees
Outdoor play equipment should last many years. We offer a guarantee of up to 15 years on our timber play equipment and up to 25 years on our stainless steel play equipment, so the equipment is built with quality and designed to last. If you keep the play area well maintained and have annual inspections as recommended, the play equipment could last even longer.
Why not take advantage of our free design and consultation service to get your playground project up and running? Request a brochure for more information.
Here is an example of a 3D video walkthrough that we could produce for your holiday park.