Client: Leyton Leisure Centre
Hippo has installed an Interactive Play Platform and Anaconda Flume Slide at Leyton Leisure Centre. The bright and colourful features have enlivened the leisure centre and created excitement and anticipation amongst customers, attracting more and more families to use the facilities.
The three tier Interactive Play Platform in the leisure pool provides inclusive play scenarios for all ages and abilities, and can accommodate a high throughput of children. Toddlers enjoy racing each other down two toddler slides into the shallow beach pool to play with the splash toys including an interactive snake squirt, a mini mast and channel. Both features enable children to have fun manipulating the water flow and encourage water experimentation. A custom fabricated aqua themed interactive play panel fixed to the pool wall encourages interaction and development through educational puzzles and tactile features. These low level features are great in encouraging children of all ages who lack water confidence.
The Play Platform has created endless surprises and excitement for the older children and includes 3 interactive masts with a variety of arms including tipping buckets, spraying water wheels and shark showers. The children love anticipating when the large tipping bucket will be full enough to tip onto the splash board and soak them from above. A tipping trough enables children playing below in the pool to tip water and drench their friends! Children exit the Platform slide via a two lane multi slide which leads to the poolside cannons where they can compete to squirt water to hit a selection of targets in the Splash Battle water feature.
Finally both children and adults can ride the Anaconda flume slide. The 48 metres of GRP flume slide takes the rider on a journey around the pool hall, outside and ends in an aquacatch adjacent to the leisure pool.
Hippo’s new features are set to provide a lasting legacy of water play at Leyton for the whole family for many years to come. They are very versatile and can be updated and expanded in the future if required.