The Frigate playground is closed until Spring.
The kids' playground is one of the new main attractions of the island. Designed by West 8 in collaboration with Richter, the leading specialists in public spaces for children of all ages, this one-of-a-kind playground has been modeled after the hull of the frigate ship The Petr and Pavel, but built at 80% of the original scale and measuring 26 meters long and 6 meters high. This ship has been outfitted in keeping with the traditions of Russia's master shipbuilders. The interior space is divided into several levels of play spaces, each in accordance with all the standard safety measures. Here the island's littlest visitors will find themselves as proper sailors amid slides, ropes, canons, telescopes and steering wheels – all elements that immerse them directly into the history of the island and its founder, Peter the Great. Next to this playground is a smaller covered area to allow parents to comfortably keep an eye on their children as they play.
This children's playground recreates the shipyard in Holland where Peter the Great himself helped build the Petr and Pavel frigate ship, which appears here at 80% its original scale. The ship is not only a tribute to the history of this island and its founding purpose, it's also a fantastic space for children and their parents, unlike anything else in the world. 26 meters long and 6 meters tall, the Frigate features a real steering wheel, rope bridges and a telescope – in short, everything you need to feel like a real sea wolf!
The Frigate is the most fun for children 5 years or older (and it's also the most pleasant for their parents that way!)
Children under 12 years old must be accompanied on the playground by an adult supervisor. Children under 6 years old can be accompanied on the Frigate itself.
In the event that the number of children playing on the Frigate is nearing the allowable limit, then access to adults may be restricted.
Dearest children and their parents, our ship is one of the world’s tallest playgrounds, so please pay attention to the following guidelines:
Exploring the Frigate, having fun with the people around you, and climbing wherever it is possible to climb without the help of an adult.
If you are older than 14, please let the younger children go first, allowing them an opportunity to explore all the various spaces of the Frigate first. If there aren't any younger kids around, then feel free to look around for yourselves.
Protecting the Frigate for your own kids and grandchildren. We hope that it will be here for a long time to come.
Sharing your experience at New Holland's Infocenter.
Leaving backpacks and larger bags at the Bag Check.
WHAT'S NOT ALLOWED:
Bringing food, chewing gum, candy, cakes, cotton candy and beverages into the Frigate.
Playing on the Frigate after dark or in bad weather.
Pushing, squealing or cutting in line.
Breaking or damaging the Frigate.
Bringing toys like swords, balls, toy cars or dolls, onto the Frigate. For the purposes of safety, a child’s hands must be free.
Not following the instructions of the administrators and breaking into the playground when access has been limited.
Respect the right of your child in the choice of which level of height or speed of movement is most appropriate to him or her. Do not try to make your child sit down and do not try to speed them up. This will allow him or her to get more enjoyment, reducing the amount of risk, while learning and experiencing new things about the world.
Match the height of the play structures with the height and skill level of your child. Please remember that for a child, any game, learning activity, climbing exercise or communication is more important than a photograph. When the child is older, you can come back again and snap your selfies.
Please make sure your child has comfortable attire, with no heels, no long scarves, necklaces, handbags around their neck, headphones and other objects that might get caught in elements of the Frigate. It is important that their ankles are well supported, and that their clothing allows for easy movement.
If you or your child ends up somewhere difficult or intimidating to get down from, please feel free to call for help from a park attendant. We are here to ensure that you have a good time.