Hever castle
The real castle
Hever Castle play castle
The play castle








Worked with W19 Design to develop and install interactive audio to a new innovative playground (opened 2018) at Hever Castle, UK, the childhood home of Henry VIII’s wife, Anne Boleyn. Various audio tracks – triggered by PIR sensors or on-demand buttons – add atmosphere and context to children’s play in this giant timber-framed fort (over 9m tall at its highest point!), bringing heritage to life through the voice of a guard calling men to arms, the sounds of crackling fire and parlour noises and Tudor music to encourage dancing through the halls.

Read a review of the project, designed by FRLA, on the World Landscape Architect website here.

Installing audio exhibits
Tudor hall has modern tech hidden inside
Hever Castle playground
Testing one of the slides