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21 10, 2019

Play Area Safety in Outdoor Play

By |2019-11-11T23:56:40+00:00October 21st, 2019|Tips & Advice|0 Comments

Play Area Safety Safety has become more important in the last few years and so has community awareness of safety increased. In playground safety, it is important to pay attention to detail and it is imperative to follow the guidelines of the relevant Australian safety standards. All playgrounds should abide by these standards to ensure [...]

26 09, 2019

Climbing Benefits for Children

By |2019-09-26T01:52:44+00:00September 26th, 2019|Rope & Net Play|0 Comments

5 Key Benefits of Climbing for Children Builds physical strength Develops hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills Builds self-esteem and overcomes fears Focus and concentration are improved Problem-solving and team-building skills are gained As any parent knows, children love to climb. They will scramble up anything from the couch to a tree trunk and the [...]

19 06, 2019

Free Play and Risk in the Playground

By |2019-11-12T00:01:13+00:00June 19th, 2019|Playground Safety|0 Comments

It is becoming more common today that we minimise risk in the playground. The fear of accidents and hospitalisation leads us to want to protect our children more than ever. However, by overprotecting our children they are missing out on key life skills learnt through free play. When children learn from mistakes, problem solves through [...]

27 02, 2019

Beyond the Playground – Planning & Designing

By |2019-02-28T03:14:41+00:00February 27th, 2019|Tips & Advice, Uncategorized|0 Comments

When planning and designing a recreation space you need to think beyond the playground to what will make your area useful and relaxing. The most common amenities to have in a playground is seating, strategically placed so you can see your child on the playground and still sit comfortably. There is a need to consider [...]

29 01, 2019

Using a Playground Safely

By |2019-01-29T01:08:05+00:00January 29th, 2019|Tips & Advice|0 Comments

It is important that your playground equipment is safe and meets regulations. Combine this with adult supervision and you go a long way towards making the playground a safe, fun place to play. However, it also important to teach your child how to play safely on the equipment and act responsibly in the following ways: [...]

5 12, 2018

Technology in Outdoor Play

By |2018-12-05T02:16:16+00:00December 5th, 2018|Outdoors|0 Comments

In today’s society There is an increasing focus on schoolwork and extracurricular activities that cut into free play time for children. With more attention being paid to child safety than ever before, once homework and chores are completed children are turning to inactive activities, such as television, video games or playing on tablets and smartphones, [...]

30 10, 2018

Choose a safe design & location for your playground

By |2018-11-07T03:36:27+00:00October 30th, 2018|Playground Safety|0 Comments

A playground is a common item found in the community and used by all children. When choosing a playground design & location, it is important to make safety a priority and ensure that all risks are identified and addressed. Not only should you take into consideration the fixed equipment, but also the surrounding area to [...]

27 08, 2018

The Benefits of a Shade Structure

By |2018-08-29T03:18:24+00:00August 27th, 2018|Sun Safety|0 Comments

What are the benefits of a shade structure? A shade structure has become an integral part of public spaces such as play areas in parks, public swimming pools, schools and childcare facilities. They can be useful to improve your comfort outdoors in all weather conditions while adding something attractive to an outdoor area. Shade shelters [...]

6 08, 2018

Creating an All Abilities Playground

By |2018-09-04T00:16:19+00:00August 6th, 2018|Play Equipment|0 Comments

Inclusive All Abilities Playground What are the benefits of an inclusive playground? By creating an inclusive all abilities playground, you help to break down the barriers.  When children of all ages and all abilities can play together they help to change the negative perceptions of people with disabilities. By building a playground where [...]