Spending time outdoors and moving education into the fresh air has a positive impact on children’s development.
At Hand Made Places we believe in promoting learning and fun and have designed a range of equipment to support these values in school and community settings.
Outdoor learning brings exposure to many experiences that will help children in different areas of their lives.
Whether ensuring regular, formal tutorials can always go ahead or guaranteeing the appropriate infrastructure is in place for impromptu lessons, our collection enables all types of location to keep outdoor learning effective.
Our range includes timber outdoor classrooms and shelters. A beautifully crafted addition to any playground, we build structures in a variety of styles and sizes.
These include our Sunshine Shelter which offers overhead protection from the elements while retaining the feeling of being outdoors.
Or a Forest Story House offers camping without the canvas.
Our Rake Shelter is very popular and can provide a quiet seating area or waiting zone as well as come in useful for lessons and dining.
We can also incorporate shade sails into our timber shelter structures.
The Hand Made Places Storyteller’s Chair is perfect for taking pride of place in any outdoor classroom or open air learning area.
An adult and a children’s sized version of the chair is available and we can also offer a bespoke engraving service.
View also our range of playground furniture and outside seating for additional stools, benches and tables.
If outdoor performances are on the listings guide, our puppet theatre or star stage may be useful. We also have an amphitheatre.
Of course outdoor learning centres may also benefit from activity panels such as chalk boards and whiteboards for an interactive experience.
Talk to our advisers to discuss how we can design an outdoor area that meets the aims and objectives of your site.