Jungle Catz – Morley

2 Jul 2020

Play Creations designs, manufactures and installs new Softplay frame in Morley, Leeds

Client

Vicci May

Total Cost

£44k (Ex. VAT)

Key Features 

– Suits Building Size:  4000 – 5000 sq. ft.

– Age Range: Baby (0-2), Toddler (2-5), Junior (5-8)

Softplay Install – Morley

Play Creations was contacted by a client in search of an upgrade. Vicci, owned and ran a softplay business that offered play for children aged 4 – 8 years old with café and party facilities. As the business was growing Vicci decided it was time to give back to her customers and completely redesign what was on offer. Play Creations weren’t the only team approached as Vicci wanted to shop around and ensure she was getting both quality and value for money. Our Surveyor made all the necessary checks whilst getting an in-depth brief of design specifications. From this we was able to design and present a 3D concept design as well as an easy to read breakdown of features and an in-depth breakdown of costings. From this design Vicci was confident that Play Creations was the best choice, as we do everything, including: Design, Manufacture, Install and Maintenance. To top that she was impressed with the great customer service.
The Final design was submitted and the manufacturing began. Our factory designs and manufactures 90% of our features in house from Pole Wrap to Dizzy Discs we do it all. We have professional Seamstresses, engineers and joiners with years of experience and a great eye for detail.

Adventure Play

The new frame would cater for children aged 0 to 8 years old and would be divided in to two main areas. A large multi-level adventure play frame for children aged 4-8 and a smaller enclosed Softplay area for the younger age range to the front of the system.
On the ground floor the adventure play area laid host to a number of exiting, interactive features that the children could climb, spin and swing on. With a number of level changing platforms, the first and second floor could be reached. We included a five bay Ariel Glide with facing splat pads ether end. We added a spinning Dizzy Disc with Zebra applique artwork and Squeeze Horizontal Rollers, again with Tiger Applique artwork. To the right of the system we added a fun Up & Under block with hanging buffer pad that had a large Hippo face integrated.
Continuing the theming throughout the system was important for Vicci so almost every feature had artwork or colours Linking to the Jungle theme.
The first floor continued the fun. A 180-degree tube slide that descended to the ground floor sat to the back of the system. This was a great addition that filled a void area as well as providing an additional adrenalin filled level changer. A number of rope features provided an additional fun challenge. This included a Spiders Web and V-net Bridge. A Crawl Tube sat to the front of the system with two viewing windows. Unfortunately, due to building layout an old ventilation shaft blocked onlooking parents so Play creations was able to organise and carryout a slight alteration which really opened up the space and viewing capability.
The second and final floor had to be designed with the building structure in mind. As this level ascended into the roof area, we had to shape the frame in and around supporting beams. We were able to do this with ease without jeopardising play value or safety. We included two fun Bouncy ball boards, Cargo Bridge with Stepping Stones, a number of bash bags, Mirror Chicanes and a giant, interactive Pin wheel above the crawl tube.

Toddler & Baby Softplay

To the front of the system sat the Baby and toddler area. This was enclosed on three sides with a retaining block to the front. These areas are a great area for parents to be able to drop children whilst keeping a close eye.
In this area we included a number of applique soft animals and soft shapes. On ether side we added two interactive games panels. Finally, we identified that a void space was being wasted so we also added a ball pool that sat beneath the log ramp.