The incredible new £2.5million attraction is now open at Butlin’s Skegness
A brand new £2.5million playground opened at Butlins Skegness Resort ahead of this summer.
The Skypark officially opened its doors in the seaside resort on Monday 3 April and has been specially designed to allow children of all ability levels to play shoulder to shoulder together.
The new attraction has, among other things, the longest seesaw in Great Britain and four climbing towers.
However, the brand new playground is included in the break rate, so guests don’t have to pay extra to use it.
The state-of-the-art facility has been equipped with a wheelchair-accessible trampoline and carousel.
There are also sit-up swings for support and socializing, as well as wheelchair-accessible walkways and ramps, with Butlin saying they want to make sure “no child is left on the sidelines.”
The opening comes as new national research shows a majority of parents believe children with additional needs are not receiving adequate support, with three-quarters saying more should be done.
The Skypark also has four climbing towers, the tallest of which is 14 meters high and offers panoramic sea views from the top.
The site at Butlin’s Skegness Resort is now also home to the UK’s longest interactive seesaw.
It is 24 meters long and invites children and adults to work together.
This way they can use the seesaw to generate enough energy to light up the park.
The park is divided into six zones based on “positive feelings of play”: joy, calm, excitement, happiness, surprise and curiosity.
Other experiences include sensory games and equipment.
The Joy section is for under 5 year olds, while Excitement, Happiness and Surprise is for 6 to 12 year olds.
Calm and Curious is suitable for all ages, as is the Heart Line, a playground for children to enter the park.
Next to the play area is Butlin’s Skypark Cafe, where adults can relax and keep an eye on the kids having a good time.
It has a range of indoor and outdoor seating and a selection of hot and cold drinks and snacks.
The café also has a specially curated music playlist, set at an appropriate volume and a soothing low beat to keep inclusion in mind.
Jon Hendry-Pickup, CEO of Butlin’s said: “As the home of entertainment we’re truly proud to offer a playground designed to truly suit all families – with Butlin’s SKYPARK priced at one break is included.
“The opening of Butlin’s SKYPARK is an incredibly proud moment for us as a company and it is the first of many exciting investments we are making across our three resorts over the next few years.
“Our new playground offers children of all ability levels a safe and stimulating place to play together. We can’t wait to see families enjoying this incredible new playground this Easter and beyond.”
There are offers on stays at Butlin’s for this year, but there are still offers for this year as well.
It’s also worth keeping an eye out for such Groupon deals year-round.
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