Leisure provides an opportunity to widen the experience of everyday life, fromsimple relaxation and non-competitive sport, to the appreciation of asignificant issue presented in an approachable format.Within the context of the theme park, zoo or visitor attraction, opportunity is provided for visitors to enjoy facilities in an undemanding ambience. Asopposed to entertainment and sports buildings, leisure facilities provide for individuals to choose their own level of experience, relaxation or activity. The facilities range from situations based on caricature and good humor, toserious informative subjects centred on the world of nature, cultural andhistoric landscape surroundings are of prime importance. A high quality of surroundings can not only enhance time devoted torelaxation but can also influence attitudes towards domestic and workingconditions. The quality of the environment has become an important factor in attracting employment opportunities to a particular location. At the same time, provision for leisure is not only a force to improve the built environment butalso encourages the conservation or cultural roots and natural world.Concern for endangered habitats of our fellow creatures is conveyed in theleisure ambience of zoos and marine animal parks where the environmentalneeds for animals can be expressed. Similarly, the appreciation of man’shistoric or cultural roots, otherwise endangered by progress and change, isevident in visitor attractions and theme parks either in a popular idiom or realistically re-created. Although the enclosed park or leisure centre setting provides an escape fromdaily pressures, with features and facilities that provide non-competitiveactivity in a social context, there is a dependence on commercial viability. The projects must be attractive to potential visitors and efficient in running costs.They must be carefully planned for the numbers of visitors anticipated anddesigned to secure a unique magic or convincing realism.
THEME PARKSLEISURE CENTRESZOOS & AQUARIA