We have long understood that well-designed outdoor play areas are vital. The few hours children spend outdoors each week builds social and cognitive skills which help them to thrive. No matter the space available, our team knows how to create a place where children can grow.
Every type of playground feature needs to be designed right and built right. In our eyes, creating a unique playground that's bursting with opportunity includes the capability to do them all. That's why our playground range contains everything from Activity Frames through to educational numeracy & literacy play panels.
In school or out, ensuring that children are still able to play and socialise with others is vitally important.
Christine Maclean, an Assistant Professor of Child and Youth Studies, describes the importance of recovering the somewhat ‘lost art of play’ during lockdown as it is such an important part of childhood development and wellbeing. UNICEF has even made play a ‘right’ for children everywhere yet two years ago, revealing that English councils had closed hundreds of playgrounds. Today, it is encouraging to see that local authorities are seeing a good play area as an investment.
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At Playcubed, we have been thinking about how we can support councils as well as other organisations. We want to help with the creation of and investment in a dedicated play area.
Our project on the Brandon Estate in Southwark is just one example of just what is possible. Using trim trails, clamber climbers and activity frames, children can explore and relieve some of the stress many of them are experiencing this year.
With decades of experience, we understand how to design and deliver imaginative play areas efficiently and on time. Public spaces that are simple to supervise and which provide fantastic opportunities for children.
With so much that has changed, we will keep working to ensure that opportunities to play is not lost.