New play park prepared for Tentsmuir Forest

Children (young and old) can look forward to an even more exciting visit to Tentsmuir Forest next year when a new play area will be opened in the spring.

Forest Enterprise Scotland has invested £190,000 in the new facility that will offer plenty of diversions to keep inquisitive, active imaginations busy for hours!

Robin Lofthouse, for the FES team in Tayside, said;

“Tentsmuir is a hugely popular forest with plenty of walks and wildlife – including sea eagles – and opportunities for cyclists and horse riders, too.

“It’s a great day out that next year will be even better, thanks to this amazing play area.

“It’s situated by the northern-most picnic area, so it’s ideal for parents and grandparents to have a rest while the youngsters expend some energy.

“But it’s all built from some very hard and durable wood, so we wouldn’t object if the adults wanted to have a go, too.”

Themed loosely round fishing, nets, birds, nests and drift wood, all the structures are made of wood with a natural twisted form.

Built by ‘The Children’s Playground Company Ltd (CPCL), the new play park is constructed out of Robinia Wood and has been carefully designed to fit in to the landscape and benefit from the regenerating trees around about it.

The site is currently fenced off until spring to allow the grass to grow and prevent damage to the seeded and turfed areas.

Notes to editors

  1. Forestry Commission Scotland is part of the Scottish Government's Environment and Forestry Directorate.
  2. Forest Enterprise Scotland is an agency of the Forestry Commission and manages the National Forest Estate on behalf of Scottish Ministers.
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