Play and Explore

Play and Explore

Fewer children are getting a chance to climb trees or play hide and seek in a woodland. Through this campaign we aim to provide places for young people and their families to play together – by supporting our work you will be helping families to create special memories and protect areas for active play in the countryside.

Siblyback Play Area

We want children to enjoy visiting the lakes and realise that a great play area is key to enable and encourage them and their families to get outdoors. Following a very successful re-development of our Tamar Lakes Play Area we are now aiming for an ambitious redevelopment of the play facilities at Siblyback Lake on Bodmin Moor.

We are so excited to announce that Funding has successfully been secured from SITA Cornwall Trust and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development as a LEADER project via the Atlantic and Moor Local Action Group to deliver the plans for play at the lake. We will now be working to deliver the new facilities with its chosen contractor, Timberplay and all being well it will be open for the May Half Term holiday.

We have found that play areas create stepping stones to exploring an area, they also help to create happy outdoor memories and enable children to let their imaginations run wild.

We are looking forward to making Siblyback Lake a place to switch off from busy lives and enable people to play and explore.


The European Agricultural Fund
for Rural Development:
Europe investing in rural areas



Concept Design for the new play area.

Tamar Play Area

Thanks to SITA Cornwall, Cory Environmental, Cornwall Community Foundation and your donations, we were able relocate and improve the play area at Upper Tamar Lake, it gives somewhere for young children to burn off energy whilst older ones enjoy the more formal activities on offer