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Play equipment

The play equipment at Haldon Forest Park is a mixture of ‘off-the-shelf’ pieces and one off designs.

The musical instruments along the Discovery Trail are made by a company called SIK-Holz. You’ll notice the distinctive yellow wood they use called Robinia, which doesn’t need to be treated with any chemicals because it has a naturally high resistance to water. We also liked their unusual designs, which retain the shape and characterisitics of each piece of wood.

The individual pieces, such as the throne, the fan shelter, and the sensory waymarkers at Mamhead, were designed and made by local designer Nick Meech. The smooth grey wood he used is Sweet Chestnut from our own plantation at Black Forest, below Mamhead House.

All the wood we use carries the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) quality mark, which certifies it as coming from a sustainable source.

Boy playing the Tubular Bells at Haldon Forest Park. Peninsula FDChildren playing in the sand pit. Haldon Forest Park. Peninsula FD

 The Throne at Haldon Forest Park. Peninsula FDThe Hobbit Shelter at Haldon Forest Park. Peninsula FD

Last updated: 22nd September 2016

What's of interest

Our spiral play feature on the Discovery Trail was built as part of  Teignbridge District Council’s environmental play project funded by The Big Lottery in 2009. 

Cameron Scott, a local designer who advocates the use of wood designed it and it was built built by local firm Woodmanship using timber from Haldon Forest! 

England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.