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Ice Age animal sculptures depicting mammoth, bison, hyena, rhinoceros, horse and deer have been installed at Creswell Crags as part of a new sensory play space.

Ice Age animal sculptures depicting mammoth, bison, hyena, rhinoceros, horse and deer have been installed at Creswell Crags as part of a new sensory play space.

Designed to fire the imagination of what life was like in the Ice Age, the sculptures offer play opportunities for a wide range of ages and abilities.

In addition to the sculptures, a dedicated space for a fire pit in the outdoor classroom will provide the chance to create the light and smells from the Ice Age.

The project includes the reconstruction of a mammoth bone shelter, which imitates those found on archaeological sites in the Ukraine and which will be used for storytelling and drama.

Ian Wall, director of Creswell Heritage Trust, said: “Creswell Crags has been really pleased to have been working with Campbell Designs who have designed and created the majority of the climbing animal sculptures, and with Phil Neal, an artist working out of the Harley Gallery workshops who was commissioned to create a life-size mammoth sculpture in wood and willow which will greet visitors as they enter the Meadow.”

The installations have been funded by a grant from Derbyshire County Council.