Kingcombe have recently designed and constructed a 1000m2 pirate themed Splash Pad located in the heart of Retford.

The Splash Park is a large area of water play, incorporating specifically designed age zones and intertwining pathways. After public consultations and liaison with the client, our team proposed a design to suit both requirements and budget.

A pirate themed design was created by using detailed and bespoke products to suit the size of the Splash Park environment and the surrounding area. The Splash Pad is extensive, incorporating a toddler zone, an area for the older children, a water stream and an Archimedes’ screw. The channel re-uses the water from the toddler zone which is fitted with weirs and sluice gates, allowing maximum interaction for the children. Our designers also built into the park a raised sand play zone, at the heart of the area incorporating imaginative and collaborative play apparatus reached via wooden bridges across the stream.

The older children can enjoy the pirate ship with its tipping buckets located on the mast and several water cannons that provide hours of fun, and a good soaking to anyone who dares to walk past! Along with the mighty pirate ship, there are many other features for the younger children to enjoy too, including a stream, gentle sprays and in-ground jets.

Different types of surfacing provide a demarcation between paths, play areas, and sitting areas utilising concrete, soft play surfacing, artificial grass and of course the sand pit and timber bridges.

A large patio area with new toilets, changing facilities and a new light snack kiosk allows parents to enjoy refreshments whilst watching their children play. A perimeter seating area has also been included, to allow parents to be closer to their children and for easier access for wheelchairs.

All Kingcombe designed and constructed Splash Parks have a full playground safety inspection, to ensure delivery of the highest standard and most importantly, a safe play zone. The park is visited by our Splash Park teams to commission the features at the start of the season, before returning to finally decommission ahead of the winter period.

The Council Project Manager comments “Brilliant from start to finish. Excellent staff. Highly skilled and professional. Would recommend to others.”

View our time-lapse video of the construction process for the Splash Park.