Whether you are a playground designer, school grounds coordinator or a parent group, there is always room for ideas to add more variety to a playground. These ideas range from simple improvements to larger projects that can make a playground feel fresh and exciting.
By making a play area more varied, children will find it more appealing and be encouraged to try out creative and imaginative play. One way to do this is by painting murals on the walls of a playground or near equipment, which can be instructional or imaginative. Another option is to install a large sandbox, which allows kids to express themselves and engage in tactile activities.
It is also important to provide a mix of traditional and unique types of equipment. In addition to swings and slides, which are classic playground structures that encourage primarily physical play, it is possible to add other components that help children engage in sensory and cognitive learning, such as activity panels. Sculptured components like mushroom path steppers and tree log climbers are also great for facilitating different types of physical challenges.
There should be a wide range of play equipment that fosters a love for imaginative, unstructured play that stimulates the senses, the mind and the body. For Playgrounds Cheltenham, visit www.greenfieldsltd.co.uk/services/playgrounds-and-parks/
When designing a playground, it is vital to include accessibility options for all students. All students should be able to access the play elements and the equipment should be safe, and designed for children, including those with disabilities.