May 25, 2022 7.30 pm

New £2.5m playground coming to Skegness Butlin’s

Opening Easter 2023

A new £2.5 million playground all about “colour, light, interactivity and inclusivity” with “thrills and surprises at every turn” will open at Butlin’s in Skegness next Easter.

There will be six different zones to explore at SKYPARK, celebrating positive play emotions with a range of exciting equipment, including climbing towers, tube slides, and the ‘UK’s longest interactive seesaw’.

Sensory elements and wheelchair-accessible features will allow children of all ages and abilities to play together. Children can also have after-dark adventures on the light-up towers and slides, and it is all included in the price of a Butlin’s holiday break.

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Accessed via a ramp, a one-metre mound at the base of the Tower of Excitement places disabled children in the heart of the action.

A first-floor platform in the Tower of Surprise gives wheelchair users the chance to experience height and be shoulder-to-shoulder with other kids.

Children can also have after-dark adventures on the light-up towers and slides, and it is all included in the price of a Butlin’s holiday break.| Photo: Butlin’s

There’s also a wheelchair-accessible trampoline and roundabout, sit-up swings for support and sociability, and wheelchair-friendly walkways and ramps.

Alongside, SKYPARK will be a new cafe and outdoor terrace, serving drinks and light snacks.

SKYPARK is “all about colour, light, interactivity and inclusivity” with “thrills and surprises at every turn”. | Photo: Butlin’s

The key features at SKYPARK are as follows:

  • Four epic climbing towers, each with unique challenges
  • The tallest tower stands at a whopping 14-metres high, with panoramic sea views
  • 10-metre tube slide lights up as children go down it
  • The UK’s longest interactive seesaw
  • Two interactive games that families can play together
  • Designed for inclusivity, so children of all abilities can play shoulder to shoulder
  • Sensory elements and wheelchair-accessible equipment
  • Lights up for amazing after-dark experiences
  • Café serving a selection of hot and cold drinks and snacks
  • Included in the price of your break

The new playground and cafe will cost £2.5 million and has been designed for tots to 12-year-olds, although everyone can get involved with plenty of family play options available.

There will be six different zones to explore. | Photo: Butlin’s

Simon Cope, commercial and marketing director at Butlin’s, said: “Our new SKYPARK is going to be incredible. It’s a fantastic addition to our Skegness resort and has been purpose-built with inclusion in mind. As the home of entertainment, we offer fun for the whole family, with so much included in the price.

“SKYPARK will be free to access along with all our amazing live shows, free flow entry to our Splash Waterworld pool and unlimited fairground rides. We’re counting down the days and can’t wait for families to enjoy the best playground in the UK – day and night.”