Thorne Wyness Architects

Rainydays Soft Play

Rainydays indoor soft play area in the Aros Hall, in Tobermory, was developed in response to the need for young local children to have somewhere to play and exercise, and also as a mechanism for parents to meet, and have a coffee, in a relaxed and sociable setting.

The play area was facilitated as a fund raising opportunity by the local hall committee, of which Jenny is a member, in conjunction with National Lottery funding. It is located in a multi functional space within the hall, used as a green room for drama festivals, performing artists, and for the local pantomime.

The play area is fixed and occupies a niche to the left of the main space, while cafe furniture is stacking and folding to maintain the flexibility of the space. The play equipment was designed by Tigerplay, to cater for children over a wide age range, making the most of the small space on two levels.

Murals are by talented local scenic artist Julie Kirsop.

The play area has increased the use of the community hall, and has provided a valuable resource for local parents, and visitors, with young children.

Aros Hall, Soft Play Room