The Forestry Commission
Neolithic themed structures in the heart of the forest
Our response to the brief was based on the Neolithic flint pits once found at High Lodge. We designed a bespoke play area called ‘Knapper’s Nook’. This area featured a climbing structure resembling a giant axe and an interactive area called ‘The Flint Lab’.
Access routes up onto the axe handle include, stumps, a bespoke carved hen walk, and several balance beams with overhead ropes between upright posts with spearheads. The head of the axe carved from a single piece of timber also features climbing grips.
A similar project to this would cost £15,000
‘The Flint Lab’ encourages explorative play, inspired by the movement of flint within the Neolithic flint pits. The lab includes a pulley system installed between two posts, a bespoke carved mixing bowl and a circular sorting table. The combination of the two elements creates an ‘encampment’ feel, encouraging children to interact with one another as they explore and play within the area.
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