A few months after the old Giants Chair was removed for, yes health and safety reasons, construction of the replacement has begun.

Many visitors will remember the original Giants Chair which had been a well-kept secret hidden in the depths of the forest since the early 1980s.

Designed as an art installation it became a climbing frame and ‘meeting place’ for teenagers, many of whom now visit the Park with the next generation.

The new Chair will still be familiar although it is designed with play in mind. As a consequence all ages will be able to access the chair seat and there will be a safety surface underneath. Its location will be in the forest within 300 metres of the existing Juniper Play Area.

The designer Andy Frost, who put in the QECP Tots Play Area, will be in next week together with some Navy volunteers to start preparing the site and digging the foundations.


The Navy is helping out with this project thanks to the involvement of the Kyle Bartlett Memorial Fund which is contributing to the project costs. More information about the KBMF can be found at http://kbmf.co.uk

The whole project should take about 4 weeks in total.