Project Description

TOXTETH KINDERGARTEN NATURAL PLAYSPACE

Annandale | Early Childhood

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Supporting the local community is very important, so when Toxteth Kindergarten asked us to rejuvenate a tired outside space, we didn’t hesitate. The brief was clear, it shouldn’t be a plastic playground, but a space that would ignite the imagination, offer different activity area’s for groups and individuals and most importantly promote natural play products and native plants found in the local area.

Play space design log maze
Play space design with timber play elements
Play space design feature planting

Working with the parents group we developed a masterplan, which enables the kindergarten to stage the works, when time and funding will allow. The design was brought to life by Andrew at Timber Creations and we love his mushroom seats, troll bridge, crazy mirror and the enchanted forest.
Cant wait for stage 2 works.

Play space design toadstool seats and table
Play space design wooden chimes
Children interacting with timber play elements
Play space design with children
  • Play space before renovation
  • Play space before renovation
  • Play space before renovation
Play space design wooden chimes

“It’s kind of magical that inspires their pretend play.”

“We love having picnics and afternoon tea in the forest.”

THE CLIENT
Play space design feature planting

“It is such a beautiful and natural play area where children can explore.”

“Wow it’s like from Alice in Wonderland…I love the mushrooms.”

THE PARENTS
Children interacting with timber play elements

“Let’s go to the forest”   “Be careful of the troll” (when playing near the bridge)  “It’s a hiding place for treasure.”

“I love the wind chimes because they give the children the chance to play with something natural, hear different sounds; not only music but they can also play hide and seek.”

THE CHILDREN