Carving Local Animals In Wood

duck carving wooden sculpture rushden lakes

We have added a varied collection of wooden animal carvings to our portfolio at Rushden Lakes. Covering birds, mammals, insects, and fish, each animal carving is based upon the local wildlife. We spread the carvings across the Rushden Lakes site for visitors to encounter, alongside their real life counterparts. Below you can see a few … Read more

This Giant Heron’s Nest Is Actually A Children’s Play Tower

herons nest play

Climbing frames used to be lifeless metal structures that served as unimaginative play features, offering children the opportunity to develop their physical skills without encouraging creativity or enticing them to play regularly. We believe any play area can offer so much more. That’s why we build creative play apparatus that encourages children to be creative … Read more

Otter Tunnels For Children

slide and otters rushden lakes play area

An otter tunnel for children… sounds curious, right? We completed several pieces of animal themed play apparatus at Rushden Lakes and this particular one features two carved otters and three tunnels for children to crawl through.

Take a look at the video for a full look around at this particular piece of play apparatus and see what other play apparatus we built at Rushden Lakes here (including a heron’s nest, spider climb, and sinking ship). In addition to the play apparatus, we also created several giant animal sculptures, a pond dipping platform, and a picnic shelter.

Other Play Areas At Rushden Lakes

Sculptures & Carvings At Rushden Lakes

We’ve Been Making Some Giant Bird Sculptures

Loading Giant Swift Bird Sculpture

Commissioned by Crown Estates, we have been building several giant animal structures. Each one is constructed from a steel frame, overlaid with willow, and the completed structures are currently on their way to their new home at the retail park in Rushden Lakes. Once complete, there will be three starlings on a bird table, two racing swallows, a swan, and a hare. The hare is 18 feet long, the swallows and swan have 10 foot wingspans, and these massive sculptures are borne on 5″ steel tubes, bent into a curve. They took 1,500 man hours to produce and are designed to reflect the re-generation of the former gravel pits site at Rushden Lakes.

See more of our sculptures on our wooden sculptures and carvings page.