Natural playgrounds New Zealand
Thinking of building a new playground at your school/kindergarten/backyard or would like to see one in your local reserve/park? Contact us! (09) 818 0189. These playgrounds not only look good, are great for the environment, but children love them and are known to spend hours having fun with the different components.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - Natural playgrounds New Zealand
Playing all Day!
Where you would want your child to play…….
Natural Playgrounds have proven stimulation for child development including
creative interest, active orientation and social behaviour through high
environmental diversity, optimal play spaces formulated to natural contours,
and extensive incorporation of existing natural elements: timber logs,
boulders, shrubs and trees.
Customised features: specific animals or a group! A bloat of hippos or a
parade of elephants? Information boards, introduced add-ons, specialised
equipment. A whole library of play animals, shapes, sizes and colours to
choose from!! Now where should we start….has anyone seen the owls?
Design specifications and safety qualifications are guaranteed with
playgrounds, as certified to National inspection standards.
Where to Find the BEST Play….
Creative playgrounds (like ours!) that
include modular coordinated play
installations as well as unique
architectural designs having natural
materials and forms have been
found to be more attractive and
preferred by children (Greenman,
Popular Features and Items…
Natural Playgrounds are built within the existing
topography, accentuating the landscape and
upholding naturally occuring features.
Structures can be standard or custom-built
depending on user requirements and preferences.
Factors such as colour, size, shape and texture are
able to be customised as well as the number of
structures and amount of equipment you would
like to see in your new environment… How about
adding a vege-garden in that un-used corner
…..to enable Hours of fun
Serious about Sustainability
We’ll work to embed your playground in the natural environment, leaving you
to enjoy the accentuated exiting landscape!
Be assured of our minimal external impact through use of non-treated
materials. From our commitment to sustainability, extensive use of recycled,
renewable and non-toxic materials while conserving energy wherever possible
we aim to increase efficiencies.
Use of non-treated materials and other natural resources ensures
maintenance of child health, and environmentally friendly oils enable
longevity of utilised materials.
Our playgrounds are unique with their very low carbon footprint, reducing
costly environmental impacts while improving wildlife habitats and beautifying
surroundings through use of indigenous plants and local materials.
Confirmed through Current Research
Without continuous engagement, children lose
interest and the rate of accidents increase. Multifunction equipment structures protect renewed
Studies conducted by the Grounds for Learning in
Berlin examined nine aspects of play
environments and their effects on child
development and experience. Findings
confirmed core components as integrated in
natural playgrounds to be vital components of
play. Namely, choice, risk and challenge, nature,
play machines, sand, shade and seating,
topography, variety and texture and water.
Environments can also allow for solitary time or
small group engagement minimally enabled
Graham Cooper / Micha Mahler
Phn: 0800 426 602