NATURAL PLAY SPACE DESIGN
With almost 10 years experience designing play spaces, Wild Seedlings can design and project manage the transition of your existing playground to a more natural and creative space that encourages free play, growth and exploration.
WHAT ARE NATURAL PLAY SPACES?
WHY ARE THEY IMPORTANT?
Natural play spaces are play areas designed to imitate nature, though they could also be a temporary or permanent place of play in nature itself.
Natural play spaces can do more than provided children with a space to free play, they encourage risk taking, reduce anxiety and attention problems,
Prior to a Wild Seedlings consultation it is vital that initial discussions and meetings are held with all stakeholders to consider all ideas and confirm exactly what is to be achieved in your play space.
Brainstorming sessions, wish lists and even mud maps are great methods to consolidate ideas and will provide Wild Seedlings with precise discussion points at the consultation and a solid starting point for the design process.
After the above is complete we can arrange a consultation will all involved at your site. This is a great opportunity to meet stakeholders, view the sites current functionality and discuss all ideas and our offered services. It is ideal if any strict constraints such as budgets and timelines can be confirmed at this time.
Wild Seedlings will take notes from the site consultation and your planning notes to create an initial Concept Plan. An additional meeting can be held to discuss this plan and make changes where applicable.
The initial concept plan is then fined tuned into the final plan and can include full specifications of materials, playground equipment and surfaces. Wild Seedlings can provide further documentation and planning such as planting plans, budget summaries/OPC’s, design certification and more.