RUFFORD ABBEY COUNTRY PARK GOES 5G
Rufford Abbey Country Park, managed by Parkwood Leisure, has been approached by Nottinghamshire County Council to make the site 5G interactive, as part of the council’s 5G Connected Forest project.
Working collaboratively with a number of partner organisations, the project will improve digital connectivity at the park, and be a test bed for the technology.
5G is the fifth generation of cellular networks, bringing new capabilities that will create opportunities for people, businesses and society. The evolution of the technology will enable people to share their experiences at the beauty spot faster than ever before.
As part of the £814,000 project, Parkwood Leisure will work alongside Theme 3, a customer experience organisation who specialise in bringing interactive technology to heritage sites.
Furthermore, the ‘interactive hub’ for the park will be created as part of the project. The interactive hub will be an online function to create fun and educational challenges for guests, with the overall objective of enhancing visitor experience within the site.
The introduction of 5G is an exciting development for Rufford Country Park, which was founded as a Cistercian monastery in the 12th century. The site, rich with history, was used as a station base during the Second World War, and has since evolved over time to become one of the nation’s favourite attractions.
Glen Hall, Managing Director of Parkwood Leisure, has said of the project:
“We are delighted to be taking part in the 5G Connected Forest project and we hope it will give our visitors a platform to share their experiences at the park. We have worked closely with Nottinghamshire County Council to deliver this platform and we are confident it will be a success. The investment into this project shows our commitment to making our visitors have the best experience possible. The interactive hub is a key example of the ideas and innovation shown by the team and I would like to thank them for their hard work.”