Case Study: King George V Playing Fields

King George V Playing Fields

King George Playing fields in Chew Magna, Somerset requested a play area that would help to enhance their community life. The village wanted to enhance the King George V playing fields with a natural looking, hard wearing wooden play area. In order to choose their favourite apparatus from our extensive range, they organised a series of questionnaires which they gave to primary school pupils, nursery’s and even shared with parents on social media. When the results were in they decided upon a bespoke Chute Multiplay, along with a few other great products.

The parish council selected a range of products that would match the town’s natural aesthetic, whilst also giving a new lease of life to their playing fields. The bespoke Chute Multiplay offered just that. The play unit includes: Traverse Walls, Slide, Scramble Net, hidden doorways, Fireman’s Pole, and Wobble Bridges. This large multi-level play unit provides children with plenty of physical outdoor play. Aspects such as the Scramble Net not only provide physical exercise for young children, but it also helps to build skills such as balance and coordination.

Hand Made Places also installed a nest swing. This large swing has space for two children and is a new innovative take on the classic swing. This large swing encourages children to imagine themselves swinging amongst the trees in a jungle canopy. This swing both promotes physical activity, and helps to create a place where children can be creative and engage in imaginative play.

A Woodland Finger Maze was also installed to complement the rural surroundings. Finger mazes are a great way to encourage learning through play. With a range of multisensory features the finger maze enhances childhood development, as well as promoting social interaction. Finger mazes encourage children to work on their maths and science skills through measuring and counting.

Hand Made Places installed a Maple Leaf Table along with a variety of nature themed seats including the, Oak, Beech, and Holly leaf seats. This provides children with a place to rest, or to engage in outdoor dining.

Saver Grass Matting was provided to add impact absorbency for the nest swing, and wet pour surfacing was installed in a variety of colours to create a themed area for the Chute Activity Centre.