The adventure activities needed to be designed with the core target market age range in mind (5-12 year olds). Our client wanted a unique interactive feature to truly give his Children’s Entertainment Park a differentiating factor in Cape Town.
Multiplay’s designers worked in collaboration with the client’s architect, carving out the exact space available along with the attractions that would fit. With limited space, Multiplay and the client wanted to bring as much fun, play value and variety as possible whilst also providing a competitive interactive activity.
Our client was actively involved throughout the design process adding ideas and sending across pictures of what he had wanted. Some of the final activities included:
Trampoline dodgeball area designed with children in mind. The trampolines were built slightly smaller than usual to fit the space and accommodate the younger children.
3 lane foam pit with angled trampoline, flat trampoline and a one level jump tower
Climbing wall with Freedom Activity Park logo and colours.
Interactive DodgeAttack as the only park to have this in Cape Town providing Freedom Adventure Park with a USP (unique selling point).
All trampoline beds came with the regulatory contrasting band, to highlight the safe jumping area of the bed, in a bright fluorescent pink. With black light this really stood out giving a different visual dimension to the park.
Whilst South Africa are not obligated to follow the BSI PAS 5000 regulation, the park was manufactured to this and ASTM F2970-20 standards. Safety is always a priority especially with play equipment being used by children.
Once production was finished, equipment was loaded onto pallets and shipped to Cape Town. Between this, and the arrival of equipment, Covid-19 had struck the world and it was impossible for our installers to travel.
With no end in sight for travel to resume and after lengthy conversations with our client, Multiplay had to provide a solution that would help get the activity park installed and opened using their local skilled workers.
Whilst we always provide installation plans for our experienced engineers, it was clear we needed to draw up a new comprehensive installation plan which corresponded with the labelled items on site. In a short space of time but with plenty of WhatsApp messages/pictures and video calls, all activities were installed as intended.
Our client managed to get the park inspected locally and has since opened their doors to great success. He has since remarked on the quality of equipment and how children love playing in the dodgeball court especially with the interactive game – DodgeAttack.
Freedom Park are looking to roll out more centres in the future with Multiplay as their manufacturer. Next time around we hope it will be our engineers installing them.