Natural Play Equipment – blending in with the environment

Monday, 30th November 2015 10:00 am
Nature is important to the development of children in every major way; intellectually, emotionally, socially, spiritually and physically (Kellert, 2005). ‘A happy child is a muddy child’, may be a phrase coined by educationalists who value the benefits of natural play,  but is not always appreciated by parents who have to think about the washing.  […] Read more

The First Playground Slides

Monday, 23rd November 2015 1:58 pm
Everybody enjoys the thrill and excitement of zooming down playground slides.  Some historians suggest that sliding originated in the northern hemisphere where people would travel down slopes on sledges. Slides, as we know them today, probably originated from people trying to recreate the experience of sledging without snow. The first play slide was built in […] Read more

Become The Lord of the Rings with Bridges and Play Mounds

Wednesday, 4th November 2015 3:53 pm
There is nothing more exciting than slithering through a tunnel, climbing up a mound or testing your wits on a wobbly rope bridge.  Opportunities to do this in the real world are often in perilous places like building sites or wastelands, which are unsafe places for children.  Tunnels and mounds inspired the author of, ‘The […] Read more