Earlier this year Rockliffe Hall revealed plans for a £750k ‘multi-functional’ new development to be created on site at the hotel’s one and a half acres of land.
Now work is well underway on the new addition, which will be a ‘Wonderland of Curiosities’ called Mischmasch, with new activities and additions designed to appeal to both children and adults.
The new space, inspired by Lewis Carroll and his historic works, will introduce a wide range of activities for youngsters, including an Alice in Wonderland nature trail and sculptures, a large eco adventure playground including climbing frames and slides, interactive water fountains and a maze.
A main feature will be six Arctic pods each featuring different indoor experiences including interactive and electronic games and the start of a journey to “Find the Cheshire Cat”.
The new development will also feature a glasshouse, which will become the venue for pop-up events, dining, corporate events, plus an additional location for weddings.
Adjacent to this will be a walled kitchen garden, as well as two artificial tennis courts and a wildflower nature trail taking guests around the outskirts of the new development.
Mischmasch is due to open at the end of summer 2017.
Warwick Brindle, chairman of Rockliffe Hall Limited said: “This is a significant investment for Rockliffe Hall as we continue to strive to maintain our position as the premier hotel, spa and golf resort in the UK. We already offer so much for our guests but want to further enhance what’s available to our younger ones while also opening up opportunities to hold functions and events in a new setting.”
The Mischmasch development is the latest in a string of large investments into the resort. The Orangery restaurant underwent refurbishment at the beginning of the year, while other parts of the hotel will also see further improvements in the coming months, and the £1m Spa Garden was launched at the end of 2015.