King Arthur’s Forest – Now Open

We've officially opened our exciting new adventure play park... a great day of celebrations.

More photos from our opening celebrations… a fabulous day!




Officially opened at 11am this morning! (Sat. 4 March)

Named by the public, through social media and by posting tokens in voting boxes at the shopping outlet in Street, King Arthur’s Forest was chosen by an overwhelming majority vote. One of our Charities of the Year, Cancer Research UK, will cut the ribbon at the official opening of the play park.

The new adventure play park, King Arthur’s Forest, will keep children (and parents) amused for hours, with talking slides, swings, tree-house towers, bridges, rockers and friendly wooden creatures.

In celebration of the play park’s official opening, we will host a big celebratory children’s party at the park from 11:00am, on Saturday 4 March 2017. During the opening celebrations, children and families can purchase ice cream and traditional sweets from local vendors in the Village, and join in with the free entertainment from magicians, face painting and balloon-modelling, all from 10:30am. Party presents will also be available, with donations going to Cancer Research UK.

Clarks Village’s most popular toy shop, Hamleys, will also be joining in with the celebrations, with staff giving product demonstrations, free craft activities and the appearance of Hamley Bear, primed and ready for photos with his friends.

Marketing Manager for Clarks Village, Steve Burge, comments, “We know that people have been eagerly awaiting the play park, so we are very excited to be officially opening next weekend! Our fantastic team have worked incredibly hard to ensure this is the best possible play park for our valued customers. Clarks Village is located in the heart of the community, and we wanted to create a place where our young visitors can come and play all year round, in a safe and family-friendly setting. We can’t wait to see the reaction, particularly when the children get to the top of the amazing tree-houses!”

Our new play park has been created using environmentally-friendly resources, materials and methods, to ensure minimum impact on the planet and maximum life expectancy of the park. This includes using softwood timbers from sustainable reserves, pressure treated with New Generation Tanalith E process to extend their life to 15 years against wet rot, dry rot and insect infestation. The rubber playground impact-absorbing surfaces include tiles and wet pour, which are predominately manufactured from recycled rubber.

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