The indoor play area at Whisby Natural World Centre tells the story of Whisby Pit’s history. Originally open fields, the area became a large, commercial gravel pit, worked for many years with heavy machinery. Once barren and lifeless, the landscape has now been reclaimed by nature, offering visitors walking trails that pass through lakes, grassland, marsh, scrub, and willow carr. As the landscape has flourished, so too has the wildlife. Through summer the park attracts flocks of tits, finches, and warblers, whilst the lakes attract feeding sand martins and swallows, and terns nest on the islands. Reed and sedge warblers, as well as chiffchaffs can also be heard, and the park has also become famous for nightingales. Autumn brings gold crests, redpolls, and grey wagtails, and by winter the water levels are at their highest and the wildfowl at their most numerous.
Unique and interactive, our indoor play area showcases the story of Whisby pits, contrasting the former industrial landscape with the wonderful wildlife reserve it has become. Nowhere else will you find a play weigh-bridge, gravel truck, and gravel extraction plant! Not to mention the natural play area, with computer graphics showing the local landscape and landmarks through the seasons, on walls and floor.
This indoor play area is very in keeping with our love of creating site specific play areas that reflect the natural world around them and it was a pleasure to work on such a unique project. We are grateful that the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust regenerated this wonderful park and that the North Kesteven District Council allowed us to flex our creativity on this play area.
The following comments are taken from publicly posted TripAdvisor reviews:
- ‘We chose to have our sons fifth birthday party here, it was brilliant and so easy.’ caseycouple
- ‘fab indoor play area’ RuthyEm
- ‘Having children with me varying widely in age I was pleasantly surprised to find some beautiful well kept and easily accessible play areas suitable for all ages.’ Lynn C
- ‘great younger kids indoor play area’ Charlotte K
- ‘indoor imaginative play areas that the kids love’ thehun01
Use this themed, indoor play area as inspiration for your own project, but don’t be afraid to push the boundaries in whatever way you want. Add extra features, incorporate interesting themes, and do whatever else you can think of to challenge us to make you the best indoor play area possible. Please get in touch with us to discuss your idea and we will walk you through the design process. Please also take a look at our other indoor play areas and playhouses for further inspiration.
For pricing information, please refer to our pricing page or get in contact with us to make an enquiry and discuss a potential project.