A sheltered activity area for families as part of Eden's Dinosaur Uproar programme

Project Background

As part of our Dinosaur Uproar Programme we wanted to create an activity area for kids & family to take part in archaeological activities.

Requirements

We needed a briefing area to enable us to help our visitors understand the outline of the activities; we also needed the main dig-pit area and finally we decided to incorporate a sifting area – where it was possible for the participants to identify the fossils that they had found in the dig-pit.

Challenges

The Cornish Weather; we had a full night of torrential rain on the 1st night our structure was installed and we often had extremes of weather, with hot sunshine and heavy rain showers in the same day, both of which lead to increased use of the caribou structure as our visitors headed for shelter.

The other challenge for the tents was durability, bear in mind that in the middle of summer we were having days where over 12000 visitors came through the site!

Solutions

We opted for a quarter circle arrangement of canvases – all beautifully styled in sand, green and brown colours – open on both sides for maximum access; allowing visitors to experience the linear journey of the activity.

Results

Fantastic, beautiful, practical things – they’re just awesome!



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