Children learn best and retain the most knowledge when a range of senses are engaged. A sensory playground can enhance learning through hands-on activities. In addition, it also helps children explore the world in a safe and controlled manner.

Creatively designed sensory playgrounds remain full with activities to stimulate each of the five 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.

Contact our team today to find out more about our bespoke sensory playgrounds.

“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”

Becky Clowes
Bedelsford School

Outdoor Sensory Playgrounds

Our outdoor sensory playgrounds use aromatic plants as a way to ensure that sight, smell, touch and hearing, as well as taste are stimulated. This practice, known as sensory planting, also creates a tranquil and green retreat. Additionally, it broadens children’s imagination while improving their geographical knowledge. In fact, outdoor sensory playgrounds can even provide habitats for small wildlife as well.

Sensory planting can also be used very effectively for soft zoning between different play areas in sensory playgrounds.

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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.

Sensory panels

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!

Sensory surfacing

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.

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Some of our Sensory Play projects

See just some of our playground projects that have successfully incorporated sensory play in their design.

Some of our clients


Greenvale School
Aragon Primary School
Bedelsford School, playground equipment supplier, playcubed
Plumcroft Primary School, Bespoke School Playground Customer of Playcubed

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