Wednesday, August 29, 2012

UK's First Angry Birds Activity Park Now Open

Rampton, UK (August 29, 2012) -- A theme park in Nottinghamshire has been confirmed as the location of the UK’s first Angry Birds Activity Park.

Sundown Adventureland, a theme park exclusively designed for the under 10s near Retford, placed a £250,000 order with Kettering-based Lappset Group, a designer and manufacturer of playground equipment, which is bringing the Angry Birds parks to the UK.

The new attraction opens today.

Paul Tomlinson, Park Manager at Sundown Adventureland, said: “We were very keen to have an Angry Birds Activity Park at Sundown as the brand is so well known throughout the world. It’s currently one of the most downloaded games and appeals to all ages – something that was very important for us as although the park is designed for under 10s, we are keen to welcome families.

“Angry Birds characters are instantly recognisable and we can’t wait to see them brought to life in the themed play area. Rovio’s Angry Birds theme, coupled with Lappset, one of the world leaders in play equipment, is a powerful combination that fits all our needs.”

The Angry Birds Activity Park at Sundown Adventureland includes several large play units, a mixture of themed swings and roundabouts and a giant dummy catapult to replicate the Angry Birds world. The owners of the park are also looking at Angry Birds themed rides.

Angry Birds Activity Parks are designed to create active meeting places for the whole family, including activity areas for children and adults. In the parks, visitors are encouraged to participate in an active way while experiencing the exciting Angry Birds world.

Lappset teamed up with Rovio Entertainment Ltd, the creator of the popular Angry Birds game, to launch the parks in March but Sundown Adventureland will be home to the first in the UK.

Chris Jones, Managing Director of Lappset in the UK, said: “We are thrilled that we now know where the first park will be. There has been an awful lot of interest since the launch but it will be very exciting to actually see a completed park. My team is working hard on the plans to get it opened as soon as possible.”

Angry Birds Activity Parks, which bring together the digital and the physical world, can include animal spring riders, swings, sandpits and a range of climbing towers with slides, and an Angry Birds arcade game that can be played outdoors in the park.

For more information, visit www.lappset.co.uk

About Lappset Group Ltd.
Lappset Group Ltd. is one of the leading manufacturers of playground equipment worldwide. Our products bring joy to millions of children and adults in more than 50 countries. In addition to the Angry Birds Activity Parks range, the company’s product portfolio includes parkour solutions for teens, outdoor fitness equipment for adults and solutions for seniors that support active ageing.