Six timber animal sculptures have found a new home at Apex Wildlife and Leisure Park. The Green Flag park is managed by Sedgemoor District Council with support from a dedicated team of volunteers. The 42-acre site was once an area of clay digging but now includes a large children’s play area, woodland walk, lakes, outdoor gym and skate park. Hand Made Places was commissioned to manufacture and install the play sculptures after the council was awarded funding from the European Regional Development Fund, via the Government’s Welcome Back Fund. All of the sculptures positioned along the lakeside track represent creatures which have habitats in the park. They include a bee, snail and grasshopper while a frog looks out across the park from a totem post. A dragonfly and butterfly have also been positioned along the trail. All the sculptures have been crafted from responsibly sourced timber by our skilled team of woodworkers. More than £280,000 of funding was awarded to the district council in a scheme designed to spur on improvements ready to ‘welcome back’ shoppers and visitors after lockdown. As well as the play sculptures, the funding supported the installation of new benches, planters and signs; improved toilet facilities; and the creation of promotional materials for the wider Burnham-on-Sea area. Hand Made Places has previously designed, manufactured and installed play equipment and sculptures at the park including an impressive log climber which is still hugely popular in the playground.