Landscaping and Natural Playgrounds

 

Creating a landscaped space or a ‘natural’ wooden playground is an important part of the variety needed to ensure every child’s preferences for outdoor play is met. The imaginative use of natural materials and space can create new opportunities for outdoor play even in the most compact or seemingly barren areas.  Please scroll through some of the Natural wooden playground examples below and contact us if you too would like part of your playground transformed. Choose Playground for your natural playground - you and your children will be delighted!

Story Area

Story Area

Sometimes it is necessary to break up large open spaces in order to introduce opportunities for different types of play. In this option timber posts were introduced to create a natural physical barrie...  > more info

Corner Garden

Corner Garden

There are often parts of a playground located between buildings that form little corners and cul-de-sacs.  These can prove to be great spaces for introducing mini-gardens or corner gardens. ...  > more info

Woodland Story Area

Woodland Story Area

Natural resources in a playground can sometimes be difficult to use to the benefit of the children.  Overgrown and muddy copses look appealing but can only be used for limited parts of the year.&...  > more info

Shaded Sand Garden

Shaded Sand Garden

Appropriate shade is an important consideration when designing any playground. In this example it is included as part of the design. This includes a raised sand box located in a garden, created with a...  > more info

Woodland Walk

Woodland Walk

The larger than usual space available and the existing large trees facilitated the transformation of this area into a Woodland Walk.  Appropriate planting was proposed to form both a ‘secre...  > more info

Allotment Area

Allotment Area

Created on a previously unusable boggy part of the playing field, the first stage of this project was to provide a new tarmac access path across what was often a muddy grassed area. The 2m high surrou...  > more info

Nursery Play Environment

Nursery Play Environment

In this design the original plain tarmac playground has been transformed into a variety of new ‘natural’ play environments.  The dried river bed, with its timber bridge, provides tact...  > more info

Natural Playground Amphitheatre

Natural Playground Amphitheatre

Previously this space had been fenced off from the playground and had a severely sloping grassed area that was overgrown with shrubs and bushes. The area was transformed by thinning out the shrubs and...  > more info

Natural Play Environment

Natural Play Environment

This natural playground was created from a derelict area behind a converted Church Hall, the aim was to ensure year round play opportunities with the emphasis on natural materials.  The different...  > more info

Play Mound

Play Mound

Children love the opportunity to climb and crawl.  This Play Mound combines both, while maintaining the natural feel of the play space as a whole. Edged with treated timber posts for stability th...  > more info

Play Platform

Play Platform

This play platform was created to make use of a space that was steeply sloping and otherwise inaccessible.  It includes a social area with bench seating and planters that is linked via an Arched ...  > more info

Insect Hotel

Insect Hotel

A great way of encouraging insects into the playground in a way that allows children to observe them.  With a number of different insect friendly spaces, the Insect Hotel makes the study of ...  > more info


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