For the Kids


Our wonderful playground is based on Livingstone’s steamship the ‘Ma Robert’ used on his second Zambezi expedition. Themed on African Rivers, the ship will be surrounded by palm trees, crocodiles and elephants. Swirl around and around on the moving carousel, as if you are caught in the river’s rapids!

The playpark’s physical experience is further heightened by the addition of sensory items including the sound of the Falls coming from a spinning rain wheel, and a large Marimba providing authentic African sounds.

Also See Work Begins On The New Playpark At The David Livingstone Birthplace

Render by Kompan Scotland Ltd showing ‘Ma Robert Playpark’ completed

We are very grateful to our key funders the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Historic Environment Scotland and the Scottish Government for their support in helping us deliver the Birthplace Project.

National Lottery Heritage Fund
Scottish Government
Historic Environment Scotland

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