Rockliffe Hall has officially launched Mischmasch, its Alice in Wonderland inspired play area targeted towards entertaining the family market.
The new space at the five-star resort in Huworth Country Durham, has been described as a ‘wonderland of curiosities’, and set within one and a half acres of woodland, features six arctic pods, an eco-adventure playground and an interactive water feature.
The pods offer a variety of activities including soft play, a games room and cinema room, plus a chill-out room for the parents featuring flamingo lamps, patchwork chairs and funky furniture.
There’s also a bespoke Mischmasch menu includes pizzas, burgers, hot dogs, drinks and afternoon tea packages.
Outside there are climbing frames, slides, tennis courts and the water feature, as well as a a wildflower nature trail.
The Looking-Glass House is a new Victorian-style greenhouse, a new addition to the property’s events and weddings offering, situated next door to the walled kitchen gardens.
Warwick Brindle, chairman of Rockliffe Hall, says: “Mischmasch provides children and their parents a unique, interactive, fun experience set within our stunning grounds, which are crying out to be explored. The pods, water feature and adventure playground will keep our small guests entertained for hours. The tennis courts offer an additional treat for our members and guests while the magnificent Looking-Glass House offers us an additional space in which to hold events. We are thrilled this brilliant offering is now open for the summer.”
Mischmasch, which means ‘a disorderly mixture of things’, was the title Lewis Carroll gave to a periodical he wrote for his family in the mid-1800s. Lewis grew up in Croft, the neighbouring village to Hurworth.
Plans were first revealed for the new space last year, with an investment of £750k set aside for the new venture. Mischmasch now joins Rockliffe Hall’s £1m spa garden, 18-hole championship golf course, 4 AA Rosette The Orangery restaurant, plus 61 bedrooms.