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Chester Zoo Playground

Chester Zoo Playground

Chester, England

Case Studies

Timberplay have worked with Chester Zoo on three of their play areas, most recently Wildlife Wood, an impressive combination of equipment designed to unleash the inner adventurer.

This hefty structure features generous timbers and comprises many elements, including a Climbing Forest combined with a three tier triangular net configuration. This in turn, connects via a net tunnel to a special single footed tree house, net tunnels and huge steel tunnel slide. Presented as a comprehensive unit, children can tackle the piece as a whole, plotting their way from one end to the other, or cherry pick the elements they want to conquer. With several levels of challenge within each element, children of all ages can find the appropriate element for their own physical ability.

Wildlife Woods also includes several wheelchair accessible products, including a slide designed to be easily accessed by wheelchair, and also, the thrilling wheelchair see-saw, which has been uniquely incorporated as a bridge element. The wooded play area uses wood chip as its safety surface, offering a very natural feel, perfect for the wider zoo environment. The original design of this play area brings together a great selection of products from the extensive Richter range to create a space for play that is something really rather special