Hippo Bring a Splash to Exmouth Leisure Centre
Hippo have recently worked in partnership with Alliance Leisure to install a range of interactive splash toys at Exmouth Leisure Centre.
The bright and vibrant play features have been designed to increase water confidence in toddlers and young children of all abilities, including those who are less water confident.
Features include a colourful under the sea themed toddler slide with port hole mirrors. Toddlers can race up the steps at either side of the slide to see who can reach the top to slide into the pool first!
Four aquatic themed play panels are mounted onto the pool wall at water level. They feature a selection of underwater visuals as well as mirrors, which children will enjoy peering through to watch their reflection.
Two extra large interactive play panels infill the two central handrails leading down the steps into the pool. The panels will encourage toddlers and less water confident children to enter the water. Each panel features a colourful underwater design with a series of moving sea characters, games and mirrors which provide tactile, visual and auditory stimulation. Children can play with the panels from both sides.
Julia Goddard, Business Development Manager at Alliance Leisure comments: “The play feature installation aims to enhance the appeal to children and encourage more families to visit the centre regularly, therefore boosting visitor numbers and revenue. The team at Hippo have been a pleasure to work with. Hippo has worked hard to ensure the design of the play area accommodates Exmouth Leisure Centre’s specific needs. The play features have been specially designed so that they can be installed around the pool, ensuring that activities and classes within the pool are still able to take place. We will look forward to working with Hippo on more water play projects in the future.”
Alliance Leisure provides a unique solution to Local Authorities and Trusts wishing to develop quality leisure facilities with or without the need for capital expenditure. In addition, Alliance Leisure offers Client Support – a full range of Marketing and Training Academy solutions. APSE and ukactive award finalists for their Design, Build, Fund and Partnership service, Alliance Leisure has delivered over 100 projects with an investment into UK leisure of more than £60million.
To find out more about Alliance Leisure Services Limited, visit www.allianceleisure.co.uk