HBL Associates completes work on new Cheshire woodland adventure park
After three years in development, HBL Associates has completed work on the new BeWILDerwood woodland adventure park in Cheshire, due to open in the summer.
Located in 70 acres of beautiful forest setting, the £5 million attraction takes family visitors back to more traditional outdoor entertainment, with features such as treehouses, wobbly zip wires, slippery slopes and 10 giant wooden play structures, including the Broken Bridge and a magnificent sky maze reaching 8 metres into the treetops.
Based on the Bewilderwood book series by Tom Blofeld, the first site was opened in Norfolk 13 years ago, and this follow up venue in Malpas, is expected to attract thousands of visitors from across the North West of England.
HBL director, Steve Holmes, helped to project manage the development and commented: “Whilst HBL Associates has previously worked on some of the most sophisticated and technically advanced visitor attractions in the country, the appeal of this venue is the simplicity of the natural features and wooden play structures which, nonetheless, create a magical adventure park, particularly for young families to run wild.”
The attraction has purposely avoided the use of technology and does not offer any junk food on site. Other activities such as face painting, interactive storytelling shows and arts and craft sessions are all included within an innovative ticket pricing system which sees scaled admission prices based on height, not age, so anyone under 92cm can actually get in free.