Sat, 26-Tue, 29 Jun 2021

"Life was never better on a swing, the higher the better!"

Shetland Arts are working with All or Nothing Aerial Dance Theatre to bring a five-meter high giant swing set, two swings, two aerial performers, and a sound installation to the George V Playpark on King Harald Street, Lerwick on from Saturday 26 to Tuesday 29 June.  

Come and enter the world of The Swings.  Watch as aerialists swing, climb, play, and perform. Then the Swings are open for the public to come and have a go. Swinging will activate a soundscape full of memories of being on a swing.  Feel the rush of air past your face and be inspired by the aerialist performers! This is an interactive event for all the family and includes accessible swings.

Book a go on the swings below or turn up on the day. Accessible swing time slots must be booked in advance. 

Performances will take place daily at 12pm, 1pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm, lasting for 15 minutes. After each performance, the swings are open to the public. The accessible swing booking slots are available from 12.20pm to 12.40pm each day and have to be booked below or by calling the Box Office on 01595 745 500 (Wednesday to Sunday, 10am – 10pm). More information on The Swings, including an audio description, is available here 


One booking is suitable for a household of 2-4 people if more are needed please book two slots. There are drop-in sessions available from 12.40 – 12.50, 1.40 – 1.50, 3.10 – 3.20 and  4.10 – 4.20 which do not need booking. 


Please note:

- This event is run in accordance with current covid guidance, the bookable time slot includes time for staff cleaning the swings between uses. 

- Maximum weight on the swings is 100kg. 

- If you are late for a booked slot we reserve the right to allocate it to someone else 


Accessible swing details (the accessible swing must be booked in advance)

The accessible swing seats are made from moulded high-density polyethene to support the user, they can be raised and lowered to assist access or transfer from a wheelchair and have a harness if needed.

There are two sizes available - Child seat measures H: 56 x W: 33 x D: 30cm (age 2-7 yrs), Adult/older child seat measures H: 81 x W: 51 x D: 36cm 

Staff at The Swings cannot lift anyone into the swing, but a parent or carer is welcome to do so.