New additions make Cumbria's biggest playground even bigger


CUMBRIA'S longest slide has opened just in time for Easter - making the county's biggest playground even bigger.

Around 50 children were given the chance to explore Lowther’s Lost Castle adventure playground, which is now improved with its latest additions.

One of the UK’s biggest wooden playgrounds, it now includes a 12-metre slide, and Faraway, a delightful venue for children’s birthday parties.

The lucky children - from Lowther Endowed School - were led to the Lost Castle by Lowther’s very own court jester, before exploring the adventure playground and trying out the three new slides.

Golden tickets were hidden in snack-boxes, granting 10 lucky children access to the Faraway party hut, where they wished the Lowther Dragon "Happy Birthday" and shared a specially-designed giant birthday cake with friends and family.

Castle owner 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."

The evening ended with a display of fire-eating and magic on the Lowther lawns.

Among the many new developments at Lowther in 2017 will be a rose garden, designed by international landscape designer, Dan Pearson. The proposed rose garden will be on the site of the Edwardian rose garden.

To find out more about Lowther Castle and the Lost Castle playground, visit

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 3:36PM
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