New Play Sculptures at Great Linford Manor Park

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10 November 2021

We have welcomed new arrivals to Great Linford Manor Park! 

Thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, a new sculptural play trail is being installed at Great Linford Manor Park. It was co-developed with local school children who wanted to see more varied options for playing in the park.

Inspired by the stones at the edge of the canal (located at What3Words: asset.kickbacks.soils), the new trail will run all the way through the park and features play objects that intepret the heritage of the park through children's eyes. 

Above: Chainsaw-carved sheep interpret the wider parkland beyond the ha-ha, where grazing sheep and cattle were once found. By Luke Chapman. Located at What3Words: blanking.weeks.plant.

Above: Fossil shell shapes have been carved into large boulders to highlight the fascinating geology of the park. By Francis Stone Design. Located at What3Words: openly.crowd.handbag.

Lime leaf stepping stones

Above: Lime leaf stepping stones lead visitors to the Linford Lime tree. Located at What3Words: bleak.brushing.gratitude.

Metal horseshoe play sculptures

Above: Metal horseshoes representing the historic horse-drawn canal boats. Located at What3Words: zoos.searcher.clasping.

Wooden snake sculpture

Above: Carved wooden snake, a suggestion from local schoolchildren, made from Sequiodendron. Grass will grow up through its cradle to blend into the surroundings. By Ian Freemantle. Located at What3Words: adjust.roadshow.ushering.

Seed pod sculptures

Above: Wildflower seedpods in the Church Meadow, inspired by the flowers that grow there in the summer. By Ian Freemantle. Located at What3Words: universally.lines.refer.

We'd love to see your photos of the play trail. You can share them with us on social media @TheParksTrust. 

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