Turning concrete into great outdoors space hasn’t only improved the ambience for the children at an Annandale childcare centre, it’s also won a national safety design award. The Ladybird Woodland playground transformed a narrow concrete corridor into a woodland with winding pathway, bridges, wooden mushroom seating and movable tree trunk forest of plants.

The not-for-profit Toxteth Kindergarten unveiled their new extension, which was designed by Outhouse design with pieces created by Andrew Smith Timber Creations using recycled wood, late last month.