Our night time adventure installing at Longleat

Our night time adventure installing at Longleat

How could we possibly pass up the opportunity of working with the fantastic people at Longleat house and Safari Park. We consider ourselves very fortunate indeed to have been asked to help with the huge Maze Markings in the main family visitor square. Key to the success of this playground markings installation was ensuring the park and all surrounding attractions remained open and that our work did not interfere with the smooth running of one of England’s most prestigious visitor attractions.

We were contacted by Dave Gillingham Head Of Operations at Longleat & Cheddar Gorge & Caves who wanted help to refresh 3 huge mazes in Longleat’s main square. This hugely popular venue is open long hours during the summer and Dave needed us to work after the park closed to visitors. We helped Dave to choose thermoplastic lines rather than painted lines as he wanted a product which would be durable and easy to maintain. With our three year guarantee we knew that thermoplastic markings would ensure that the install remained in situ despite have thousands of feet on them every single day.

We sent our team of four to the job one August Thursday evening and they shelved their fear of the dark to work through the night. Longleats tarmacadam areas are very well maintained and so we didn’t have to concern ourselves with any surface cleaning prior to getting to work. The areas needed a light sweeping to remove any surface dust ready for installation and we were ready to lay the new maze markings. We worked from 7.00 pm until 2.30 am to complete the installation ready for the public on Friday morning. Despite our Josh popping to the ladies (yes ladies) and being attacked by a scorpion!

What a privilege it was to install in such stunning surroundings with the background noises of the trumpeting elephants and the roaring of lions. We are very pleased to report that the line works went fantastically well and the operations team at Longleat are thrilled with the end result.

“From the quotation and planning in with Keeley to the work the team did on site I am delighted with the end result, it has really brightened up our main square in the park and helped restore enjoyment to lots of our younger guests with who the mazes are extremely popular. The team were professional on site and did a fantastic job doing it outside of our opening hours overnight.”

Steve Walsh, Assistant Operations Manager (Attractions & Events)

Longleat | Cheddar Gorge & Caves

We are now proud to say we have helped to entertain the children and adults who visit Longleat with our crystal clear, reflective white line markings and look forward to helping the Operations Staff with their playground, carpark and bespoke markings in the future.