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Castle Gatehouse

The Castle Gatehouse will attract young children to play actively, using their motor skills to climb to the top, navigate the nets, and slide or glide to the ground. The two access points vary in difficulty: the stairs provides an age-appropriate access to the tower and helps to develop skills at climbing stairs, an important everyday task. The inclined net climb is higher and takes more concentration, stimulating proprioception and cross-coordination. These are fundamental for navigating the world securely. The open, inclined bridge is a true challenge, training balance skills and the sense of space. A slide or fireman's pole lead back to ground level. Sliding trains the sense of balance and the posture, both great for body confidence. The fine dramatic play area with treasure chest and bench under the tower invites social interaction and stimulates language development.