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.
Children learn best and retain the most knowledge when a range of senses are engaged. A sensory play area enhances learning through hands-on activities. In addition, it also helps children explore the world they live in.
Creatively designed sensory zones remain full with activities to stimulate each of our senses. As a result it allows children to experience different elements of the world of nature for themselves.
At Playcubed, we specialise in something we call ‘Sensory Design’. This involves the deliberate incorporation of shapes, colours, textures as well as other stimuli into a play environment. In turn that encourages children to explore, discover and interact with others.
“Playcubed have completely transformed our Primary Play Area into a safe and stimulating play environment where all our children can explore, socialise and gain sensory inspiration. Playcubed worked collaboratively with us to ensure creativity of our space and natural environment, and have provided the children with holistic opportunities to learn and gain enjoyment”
Aromatic plants are an ideal way to ensure that sight, smell, touch, hearing as well as taste are stimulated. They also provide a tranquil and green retreat. It broadens children’s imagination but also improves their geographical knowledge. In fact, they even provide habitats for small wildlife as well.
Sensory planting can also be used very effectively for soft zoning between different play areas.
Bespoke sensory design
We are careful to provide for all five senses in each of our sensory designs. With this in mind we include a mixture of textures and colours. In the same way, activity points are strategically placed throughout the area. This results in a colourful learning zone, providing the perfect environment for discovering and exploring.
So, why not get in touch and see what we can create for you.
Our highly detailed, hand-carved sensory panels bring scenes to life. Additionally they’re filled with a variety of different textures, patterns and colours. This adds a new dimension to any sensory or nature area.
They’re also true works of art in their own right!
A mixture of surface textures is essential to every sensory area. They provide excellent opportunities for creativity with shapes and colours, carrying massive visual impact.
Varied surfaces can help the development of gross motor skills and balance.
Examples of our Sensory Play work
Sympathetic as well as inclusive design is key to creating usable and engaging areas for SEND students.
Some of our Sensory Play projects
See just some of our playground projects that have successfully incorporated sensory play in their design.