Butlin's has opened its highly-anticipated new £2.5million playground SKYPARK, and it's already proving a hit with parents who described it as "the best thing they have done".
The new attraction can hold up to 360 children and boasts zones dedicated to different age groups for kids up to the age of 12.
Other features include a café and outdoor terrace, and fun features such as slides, sculptures and swings.
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It's even home to the UK's longest interactive seesaw, which is 24 metres long, as well as three climbing towers and a 'tower of calm' with sensory features and relaxing music.
SKYPARK opened at Butlin's Skegness this week, and families have already been making full use of the fun on offer.
"It is really good," Steve Capes, 33, who was with his three-year-old, told LincolnshireLive.
"You can't ask for a better park," he added, while his little boy was busy playing. "He's been here for 10 minutes and there are lots of different things for him to play on. We come here every year so it's nice to have something new to keep them entertained."
Cheryl Lauday, 61, was particularly pleased her grandchildren could all play in the same space, despite being in different age groups.
"It is very good," she said. "The kids love it. It is probably the best thing Butlin's has done."
Another hit was the ground, which has been designed so that it's accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs, as well as being soft to help protect the children.
Accessibility is also key aspect of the park so that guests who use mobility scooters can join in the fun – and there was plenty of room for parents with prams.
For parents, it provides an extra way to keep the kids entertained.
Graham Dearn, 46, said: "If there's nothing to do inside you can just come here." Dolores Dearn, 44, added: "The extras like the lights make it a bit more special."
The playground has been designed with plenty of lights so it can be used in the evening too.
Ruth Dale, 43, who travelled with the Dearns from Blackburn, said: "It is amazing. Last night it was even better when it was all lit up. The one downfall is that it needs more seats."
However, the "one downfall" could soon be fixed, as Jon Hendry Pickup, CEO of Butlin's, said the site will "have benches around the whole of the park".
As for the £2.5million price tag, he said that the spend "is what we wanted".
He explained: "It's exactly what we were planning to do. Our total spend is what we wanted, but we had to be a bit nimble. Materials changed, the way we built it changed.
"The fact that we got here, I'm really pleased."
He added that an indoor activity centre with indoor golf, competitive darts, laser tag, escape rooms and a climbing wall could make its way to Skegness, with one already in place at the brand's Minehead resort.
What do you think of the new playground? Let us know in the comments below.
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