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Playful Features & Landscaping
Outdoor play is one of the richest and easiest ways to access play. It is also critically important to the social development of ALL children.
Outside in nature’s own playgarden there are many opportunities to play in a way which may not include large pieces of play equipment. These environments can sometimes be the most creative and cost-effective learning and play environments.
Here at Playgarden we don’t believe that the incorporation of natural features such as planting should be limited to early years and primary aged children but we believe that access to green spaces should be available to pupils with special needs and secondary aged students too.
Natural play environments support the school and early years curriculum, encouraging imagination, exploration and diversity, offering playful engagement with nature. Natural materials that are alive, ever-changing and renewing themselves have a very high play value, adding to the complexity and richness of a play environment.
Wildlife can stimulate play
Undulating landscapes for creative play
Endless play and developmental opportunities, harnessed through mud
Creative seating opportunities
Enhance the play journey with exciting pathways
Growing, particularly fruit and vegetables engages children
Bring the living world to life
Enhance sensory experiences with varied textures
Large or small, open-ended sand pits
Large scale, flowing water play