Last summer, we were invited to the Lost Castle at Lowther Castle, near Penrith to review the brand new adventure playground. We had so much fun! So when were were invited back to Lowther Castle for the launch of Cumbria’s longest slide and the ‘Faraway’ venue for children’s parties – we couldn’t wait…!
When we arrived, we were greeted in the courtyard by a jester and the children were given a snackbox where a handful of children were lucky enough to receive a golden ticket! The golden ticket gained the lucky holder access to the ‘Faraway’ turret of the Lost Castle to celebrate the dragon’s birthday. We walked the few-minute walk up to the Lost Castle, through the lawns and gardens and instantly noticed the changes that have been made since our last visit.
There’s now a cafe, lots of picnic tables and toilets located next to the adventure playground – all of which are brand new and exactly what was needed. With all these extra welfare facilities, you can literally spend a full day up at the Lost Castle. At the edge of the picnic tables is an obstacle course, which O tried out on our journey up to the Lost Castle. It has been created out of wooden logs and ropes – perfect for the woodland surroundings!
The Lost Castle is one of the UK’s biggest wooden playgrounds, and now includes a 12 metre–long slide, and ‘Faraway’, a delightful venue for children’s birthday parties. The toddler section has been updated with two fantastic zip lines which Q absolutely adored! There has been extra zip lines, slides and obstacles for the older kids too – I didn’t think it could get any better, but the sheer size of the playground now is astounding!
Jim Lowther said “Watching the children explore the lost castle and faraway was fantastic. We’re really proud of the playground and hope it will encourage many families to visit Lowther, explore our grounds and play together outdoors. Our new faraway party hut can be hired by families for birthday parties and other celebrations, and makes for a truly unique party setting. ”
Although O did receive a golden ticket, he didn’t feel comfortable entering the ‘Faraway’ party hut with the other children he didn’t know. We had a peek in and it looks fantastic – a great place to separate a party for activities or food and birthday cake. The design team really have thought of everything.
The evening ended with a spell-binding display of magic and fire-eating by the jester, who was taken by surprise by his two muscle men from the crowd! They were a lot stronger than he had anticipated! O and Q both had a fantastic evening at the Lost Castle and can’t wait to return on a sunny day. Opening times and pricing information here.
And that’s not all…
Head on over to our Facebook page for your chance to win a family pass to Lowther Castle and Gardens to see the Lost Castle and it’s fabulous new features for yourselves!
Terms and Conditions: The winner will be contacted via direct message on Facebook, if I receive no reply within one week I will draw another winner. Once the winner has claimed their prize, they agree to their contact details being passed to the PR company to arrange their prize. The winner will receive one family pass to Lowther Castle & Gardens, for up to 2 adults and 3 children. UK only. Over 18 years of age only. Entries can be made by ‘liking and commenting’ on this Facebook post. Giveaway is not associated with Facebook. Winner will be chosen at random. Expires at 11:59pm 19th May 2017.
Disclosure: We were invited to the launch event in return for this article. All words and opinions are our own.