Browns Caravan Park – Scarborough

23 Jun 2020

Play Creations designs, manufactures and installs new Softplay frame in Clayton Bay, Scarborough

Client

James Brown

Total Cost

£10k (Ex. VAT)

Key Features 

– Suits Building Size:  1000 sq. ft.

– Age Range: Baby (0-2), Toddler (2-6)

Softplay Install – Clayton Bay, Scarborough

Play Creations was contacted by James Brown. James is the managing director of a successful, family owned caravan park. Situated on the beautiful coastline of Scarborough, Browns Caravan Park attracts hundreds of families each year. With a range of activities already on offer James wanted to expand the options for younger children. The caravan park sits on what use to be the family farm, with a number of old barns and buildings that have been converted. This is also where eating and washing facilities are located. Unfortunately, available space was limited. With a low roof heights and single entrance, we would have to design a nonstandard frame whilst meeting all safety guidelines and customer specification.


Our design team worked closely to ensure every possible area was utilised with maximum play capacity and aesthetics. Play Creations is one of the first companies that already designs and manufactures Portable Softplay Equipment. Our ‘
Qube’ sets are very popular with hire companies and smaller businesses that are wanting a miniature version of our adventure play systems. We were able to use our ‘Qube’ dimensions whilst making it a fixed structure. This gave a number of design options.
After just the first proposed design, James was blown away. Full sea artwork surrounding the room as well as a centralised frame and surrounding mats. The deposit was paid and in no time at all the team was on site ready to install.

Soft Play

The area was designed with a centralised, nonstandard frame. Surrounding this was a fully matted area with wall boards. All wall boards had custom sea life artwork, designed and printed by our design team. They held fully integrated games panels and Mirrors. We also added a wall mounted LED Infinity mirror. These are a great sensory addition that goes well with any softplay area. They can be floor, roof or wall mounted. In the surrounding area we filled the space with a number of interactive challenges and soft shapes.

Smaller Than Usual Frame

As a standard frame which measures 1.22m x 1.22m wouldn’t fit we reduced the frame to suit we made each grid 70cm x 7cm which suited the room well. We used smaller diameter tubing and padding without compromising and safety or structural integrity. Within the frame you find all the usual fun features such as a twin bay rope bridge, Spiders web, Chicane Mirrors, Hanging Snakes and hump block of course these were all reduced in size to suit. You also need a way up and down the first floor. A miniature log ramp and custom-made Slide block with safety side panels fit perfectly with the rest of the system and added that extra Adrenalin rush children seek so often. The area was divided using a Retainer wall that we added wave applique to finish the design. These were also secured to the floor to create a fixed neat wall.