Pioneers in natural play
Do you remember playing outside as a child? Damming streams, making secret hideouts, seeing just how high you could climb?
We certainly do and we believe that the next generation deserve the same rich play experiences we had.
With over three decades as pioneers in our field, we design and build stimulating ‘habitats’ that invite children to play freely in a world of their own imagining, while kindling their innate love and appreciation of the natural world.
Let’s work together to create the kind of play our children deserve.
A wide range of play experiences
Drawing on a wealth of research in the field of play, as well as our own hands-on experience working with children and communities, we understand the importance of different types of play. Our designs accommodate children’s differing and changing play needs – from wild and physical to quiet and imaginative. We use the following 6 play types to categorise our play offerings.
Custom playscapes to meet your needs
We design and build in a wide variety of settings – schools, nurseries, tourist attractions, public spaces. We incorporate existing features and combine a variety of elements to create rich play experiences for any age group.
View our portfolio to see our selected case studies.
Kimberley Park has something for everybody, climbing routes, swings, a tree house, a tunnel and more
Encourages these play types
Collaborating with the National Trust to fulfil their mission to get kids outdoors
Encourages these play types
This happens when children decide to investigate their physical surroundings, exploring new spaces and ‘ranging’. What they require are places that provide spatial diversity and interest, opportunities to move into unknown territory and environments that stimulate their curiosity and imagination.
Playing pretend allows children to stretch their imaginations, create their own worlds and explore real life situations in ways that are manageable for their stage of development. They need flexible environments that they can adapt for their own purposes and which stimulate all the senses.
We all need time and space to be still and relax. For children this time is vital for integrating the many sensory impressions they encounter throughout the day. Quiet play allows them to rest, dream and refuel their brains and bodies. They need spaces that feel safe, comfortable and contained.
Children’s minds and bodies grow in relation to their physical environment and require experimentation and challenge to reach their full potential. Physical play helps children understand what their bodies are capable of and allows them to take the necessary risks required for healthy development.
Loose Parts play
Banging on pots, making mud pies, building dens – these activities teach children about the physical and textural qualities of materials and how different elements fit together. Loose parts play offers sensory pleasure as well as developing hand eye coordination and problem solving skills.
Portable play products
Our portable products are handmade by local craftsmen in our Devon workshop. Made from high quality, weather and kid proof materials these can be used straight off the pallet without the need for expert installation.