What clients and visitors say about our creations, and how they talk about Flights of Fantasy as an organisation is something that makes us incredibly proud of what we do. A lot of our work comes from repeat customers and ‘word of mouth’ because when we undertake a project, we work incredibly hard to supply the best possible design that we can, which inevitably leads to further work or personal recommendations to other potential clients. This positive feedback reassures us that our dream of making the best play equipment in the world is more than just a fantasy – instead, we bring the fantasies to life.

Below we have included a few testimonials from clients, as well as published reviews mentioning our play areas on Tripadvisor.

What Do Clients Think?

Fountains Abbey Play Area“Providing great experiences and giving our visitors reasons to return is at the heart of everything we do. We wanted to create a woodland play area that would encourage imaginative and creative play, a space that provided opportunities for children to experience risk and challenge, and one that allowed children of a range of ages and abilities to play together. Flights of Fantasy designed a play area that has delighted our family visitors and resulted in the busiest August we have ever seen. Their bespoke design used natural materials sympathetic to the surroundings of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal and responded to the challenges outlined in our brief. We have received lots of lovely feedback since the play area opened last month.”

Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal outdoor play area.

Castlewellan Play Area

“Despite its majestic stone castle, breath taking lake, national arboretum and one of Europe’s largest outdoor mazes, Castlewellan Forest Park had no play area for children or families. Flights of Fantasy designed and built a completely bespoke, outdoor play area that celebrated the unique character of the Forest Park with the material used meaning it was entirely in keeping with the forest environment. The Moorish Tower and Red Kite Bird’s Nest design exceeded all expectations with the quality of the workmanship and acute attention to detail. From pre-tender stage to completion, the entire Flights of Fantasy team have been a pleasure to work with, adopting both a personal approach off-site and operating to a high professional standard on site. Russell’s vision and passion to create an iconic play area for Castlewellan Forest Park has resulted in a hugely successful nature play area that families are now enjoying!”

Fiona Barbour from Castlewellan Forest Park.

Whisby Natural World Play Area

“I am incredibly impressed at your aftercare and service and want to thank you again for delivering us a truly amazing indoor play area. The positive comments we have had from customers have been fantastic.”

Whisby Natural World indoor play area.

“After having a chance to speak to [the client] in depth, I can confirm that she is delighted with the playhouse…..Thank you again for everything that you have done, your collective work has been exceptional and I appreciate it tremendously as it has brought about such fantastic and timely results!”

PA to private client for whom we built a playhouse.

Samlesbury Hall And Mayflower Outdoor Play Area“When we first had the idea of the Mayflower Playground, we knew when we found your website that there was no other company to do the job. Sharon had seen your work at Hatfield House and knew we needed a “mini Samlesbury”. We met with Russell who we knew from our first meeting that he was the man for the job –after providing us with some basic sketches we felt confident that the finished result would be great.However –I never in a million years imagined just how good the actual playground would be, the attention to detail on the Hall especially is incredible. The team who installed the playground were probably the hardest working group we’ve ever seen here at the Hall!We have already seen countless children visit, including those who say they would never normally come and visit a historic house. Thank you so much for helping Samlesbury become a welcoming place for families to visit.We cannot recommend you enough –please do ask if you ever need any references as we would be delighted to. Just a note form the Hall Director –She says she has never dealt with such a professional approachable company with what she considers to be the best product on the market.”

Samlesbury Hall outdoor play area and pirate ship.

“Flights of Fantasy stepped in at short notice and with creativity and flair, delivered a high quality product within a limited budget and on time. Visitors of all ages and backgrounds are proclaiming how much they enjoy using our new, attractive and welcoming, family bird hide.”

Clare Elcote, RSPB Projects Manager Southwest Region. Based upon our Radipole Lake project which includes a bird hide from our sister company, The Wild Deck Company.

What do Visitors Think?

All of the following reviews are published reviews of our public play areas that have been left on Tripadvisor.

Fountains Abbey Adventure Woodland Play Area

“We enjoyed it that much that just 2 days later we are visiting again. The children’s play area is just fantastic – it’s the best play area we have ever taken the children to – lots of climbing frames, ball games, swings and zip line, so something for all ages.”

By Lauren H – Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal outdoor play area.

“Fantastic adventure play area. The recently opened adventure play area is worth the entrance money alone, numerous climbing, exercise wooden frames to explore and play on, build your own den and much much more, a must for the kids. Great addition to a fantastic historical sight.”

By sammyc – Fountains Abbey and Studely Royal outdoor play area.

“A fantastic play area!! [..] I used to come to this place years ago with my children. If I was doing so now, I’d have the added advantage of a fabulous adventure park.”

By Rossi G – Fountains Abbey and Studely Royal outdoor play area.

“The new children’s play area is lovely and quirky – beautifully hand carved, it was the perfect ending to the perfect day for all.”

By Nina B – Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal outdoor play area.

“If you have children you will have to drag them away from the play area!!”

By Serenity985 – Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal outdoor play area.

“The Play area is not to be missed.”

By Richard 564 – Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal outdoor play area.