Hand Made Places design, manufacture and install a range of high quality playground equipment which encourages early year’s children to develop an understanding of the world through play. The playground equipment provides challenges and creates a stimulating environment in which children can learn and explore.
Activities such as climbing, jumping, touching and holding things all play a role in understanding the world. Our playground equipment is designed to help make an effective use of the outdoors and encourage children to learn through play.
Our playground experts can create a playground environment to suit your needs. Our playground equipment can be used to create urban areas to replicate lives out of schools. This could include road markings – using our playground markings and even adding a petrol pump. Shops and cafes can also be replicated using the play shop and range of playhouses.
The storytellers chair and story circles provide opportunities for early years children to tell stories, read story books and share knowledge of families, people and communities.
Creating dens provide early years children with a chance of exploring the world around them. The holey poles are ideal for den making and can be used to encourage team work, exploration skills and imaginative play.
Our range of large outdoor sand pits allow early years children to gain an understanding of the world through digging and exploring. Our water trays help children to learn and understand about the movement of water.
Hand Made Places manufacture a range of large playground planters. Planters create an outdoor area where children can dig, explore and plant flowers and vegetables. Planting allows children to learn and understand how things grow. As early year’s children watch their plants grow successfully it can boost self-confidence. Our window planter allows children to watch plants as they grow both above and below the soil. Planters help early year’s children to develop an understanding of the growth, decay and changes of flowers and vegetables over time.
As well as the practical activities which our playground equipment creates it also delivers meaningful experiences which enables children to talk about their observations. Playground equipment stimulates senses and encourages children to speculate on why things happen, ask questions and explore their environment.