A simple, yet effective playground design is to incorporate different shapes, or the same shape in differente sizes. The most commonly chosen shape is circles, however squares, triangles or even stars aren’t out of the question! Wet pour is the ideal solution for designs like these, however shapes can also be created with rubber mulch.
Lines, although often used when repairing a surface, can also make for a great design. As shown with this grass pathway – lines don’t have to be straight – they can be wiggly too! Or you can turn the lines into a ‘blocky’ design, like with this bright yellow, orange and red wet pour playground in Aberfeldy.
3. One single colour
The simplest playground design idea is to use a single colour across the whole area. By choosing one colour, you are likely to save on cost due to material usage and time taken to install the surfacing. However using just colour can be exciting too – for example you could use a colour and black fleck to make a dark blue, or use a combination of three colours to create an earth-tone.
4. A wacky design
If you truly want to stimulate the minds of the children who will be using the playground, your best bet is to go for a playground design idea that is a little bit different.
A few of our suggestions include;
- blocky, colourful lines
- car-themed or road design
- tropical beach & island
- water splash/splodge
- flower petals
- multi-sized stars
- different shapes in different colours
5. 100% Natural look
Our final suggestion is to go for a design with a completely natural look. Doing this is quite simple – by installing a product such as our grass mats where the grass will grow through over time. Some playgrounds, such as those built in national trusts or on sustainable new build housing sites, often require a natural looking playground that meets Critical Fall Height requirements. EcoSmart grass mats are the perfect solution to this requirement, and when installed alongside our patented SmartPlay shockpad, are certified for up to 3m fall height.