Prince Charles, 73, inaugurated a children’s playground on January 19. The playground is made of wood, and is installed in the forest, in the woods of Dumfries House in Ayrshire. The construction of this playground comes from the initiative of the future king of England. Its production is commissioned by the Prince’s Foundation, according to Mail Plus. The Prince of Wales is very committed to environmental protection. For the husband of Camilla Parker Bowles, 74, the playground aims to encourage children to immerse themselves in nature, in order to improve their physical and mental well-being after the pandemic.
Dumfries House Woodland Playground is constructed of wood. The central tower is made from sustainably sourced English chestnut. This tower is inspired by the cabin of Prince George of Cambridge which is in the trees of Highgrove House. Among other things, the playground consists of two slides, a tube slide and a suspension bridge and a net tunnel. During the organization, the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II of England, 95, was able to admire the children having fun. “That’s what I like to see,” the Prince of Wales said to a boy who landed, chuckling, in front of him. Prince Charles himself got a little involved in the game. “He walked across the suspension bridge. He liked it and said it was great fun,” says Paul Travers of Creating Adventurous Places.
Prince Charles had a playground built inspired by George’s cabin
The newly built play area in the woods of Dumfries House is actually inspired by Prince George’s Cabin in Cambridge. A cabin that the Cambridges’ 8-year-old son inherited from his father, Prince William of Cambridge, 39. The cabin of Kate Middleton’s son, 40, once belonged to Princes William and Harry, according to Mail Plus. It was in 1989 that the original hut was built for Prince William on the occasion of his 7th birthday. The hut was refurbished by Prince Charles in 2015 and passed down to Prince George, his eldest grandson.
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