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Skelf Island adventure playground to reopen after lockdown with ‘Skelf and Safety’ measures in place

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Castle Howard gears up to reopen Skelf Island, the ingenious tree-top adventure playground on Saturday 4th July, following the latest government guidance.

The much anticipated reopening of Skelf Island, with it’s rope bridges, slides, nets and climbing
equipment comes with new ‘Skelf and Safety’ measures in place to ensure that all visitors have space to
play whilst adhering to social distancing guidelines.

Abbigail Ollive, Head of Marketing and Sales comments, “We have been eagerly awaiting the
announcement from the Government confirming that playgrounds across the country can reopen. We
have been working hard to put our reopening plans into action, ensuring new rules aid social/physical
distancing but whilst ensuring our visitors have plenty of fun! We are delighted to be welcoming back
visitors to Skelf Island over the coming weeks.”

This week, as we approach Skelf Island’s first birthday, the marketing campaign for the launch of the
playground has been shortlisted for the prestigious Museum & Heritage Awards. It is great to be
recognised nationally for all the creative playground development that has delighted visitors within its
opening year.

The Castle Howard Gardens reopened to the public on Monday 8th June and visitors have since been
enjoying the spacious grounds with acres of meandering woodland paths, lakeside terraces, temples, and
fountains. All visitors are required to pre-book tickets online via the Castle Howard website for capacity
management purposes and will then self-scan at the Ticket Office to have contactless entry to the
Gardens.

The country estate has been awarded the ‘We’re Good To Go’ industry standard on behalf of Visit
Britain in recognition of exceeding government guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain
cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing. Full information of the new measures in place can be found   on the Castle Howard website.

Written by: YO1 Radio Web Team

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