Local Authorities

 An exciting play area is part of a healthy and happy community.

Playgrounds not only give families and young people the opportunity to spend time together outdoors, they are places which enrich the lives of children and help them to realise their potential.

At Hand Made Places we create imaginative, innovative and stimulating play areas which are valued by residents.

From traditional play equipment to bespoke towers and adventure trails, we believe in high-quality playground design which encourages inclusivity. Our attractive and welcoming play areas are intended to be well loved and well used, removing barriers to outdoor play.

Community playgrounds can span multiple age ranges. Our vast collection of equipment ensures the inclusion of features for all abilities, no matter how big the available space, inspiring play in a wide variety of ways.

We work regularly with local authorities, including town and parish councils, to maximise play value and ensure all investments deliver longevity as well as physical, social and interactive benefits for every visitor.

A community play area is fundamental to health and wellbeing. Not only do they provide the motivation to get active and enjoy exercise in the form of running, jumping, climbing and crawling, they encourage social interaction and cohesion in public spaces.

Children play in different ways and at Hand Made Places our advisers can share their wealth of knowledge and experience to help local authorities build play areas to meet the needs of children and young people.

With safety at the heart of everything we do, our equipment gives youngsters the freedom to take risks, to challenge themselves and to play freely in their local environment.

Whether it is a toddler park for under-fives, a complex climbing frame for older children or a MUGA for teenagers, the whole community can have confidence in local authority play provision with support from Hand Made Places.

Case Studies

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Appleby Magna Recreation Ground

Hand Made Places were approached by Appleby Magna Parish Council to provide them with a wide range of playground equipment. The equipment was for an already established recreational ground...

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Beech Villiage Play Area

Beech is a small picturesque village in the heart of Hampshire, not short of stunning surrounding green spaces but the community had no playground within walking distance for the children of the village...

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Peel Park, Bradford

Hand Made Places have created a brand new space for play at Peel Park in Bradford. This beautiful green space has had an array of timber playground equipment installed, which has enhanced this already beautiful area...

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Fittleworth Recreation Ground

For us, working at South Farnborough Infant School is like visiting old friends! We have been lucky enough to work with them on an outdoor project almost every year...

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Hatherleigh Play Park, Okehampton

A toddler playpark has been given a new lease of life by Hand Made Places thanks to the efforts of community minded parents & carers...


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