Dalkeith Country Park applies to install 'Jumping Pillows'

Dalkeith Country Park wants to install ‘Jumping Pillows’ in its Fort Douglas play area for youngsters to enjoy.

Monday, 22nd February 2021, 3:28 pm
Stock photo of Dalkeith Country Park.

However, after consulting with Midlothian planners, they have had to apply for planning permission for the pillows, which create an inflatable surface for jumping.

In the application on behalf of the Buccleuch Estate, it is revealed that two Jumping Pillows are planned – one measuring 112 metres squared for toddlers and a second measuring 281 metres squared for children over five.

Described as a cross between a trampoline and a bouncy castle, Jumping Pillows originated in Denmark in the 1980s and have become a popular addition across Europe.

The application is currently with planners for consideration.

Fort Douglas adventure park is a popular attraction for families, with zipwires, climbing walls, mazes and tunnels to explore.

It is temporarily closed due to Covid restrictions at the moment.

The new Jumping Pillows would be sited on a grass area within the adventure park grounds.