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Natural Playground Transformation - Dunholme St Chads CE Primary School, Lincoln

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Natural Playground Transformation - Dunholme St Chads CE Primary School, Lincoln

Totally transformed! Just before Christmas, our fabulous site team undertook the completion of this natural playground design.

Featuring multiple natural elements, this outdoor play area is the ultimate design to enhance early years education.

Inclusive of physical play, sand play, water play and more; there is plenty to keep the children entertained for hours on end!

Made up of different safety surfaces, a bespoke timber fence, and a variety of freestanding resources and planters, this educational environment is the perfect place to play.

Sand and Water Play

Sand and water play are both fantastic elements of play to allow children to learn and build on multiple skills as they play.

When designing this outdoor play space alongside the staff at Dunholme, it was decided to include sandpits, as they generate the ideal place for socialisation, collaboration, and discussion at play time.

As well as sand, it was also decided to make water play a focal feature of this outdoor design. To do this, we installed a water play stream, which not only looks great, but also supplies endless educational benefits.

The main advantage being, increasing physical development. As children push and pump water along the stream, they are improving fine and gross motor skills, as well as physical ability.

The elements of sand and water play will provide the children of Dunholme with hours of educational fun!


Natural Grass Mound

To promote further physical education on the playground, we incorporated a natural grass mound to allow children to clamber and crawl.

It is beneficial to feature dissimilar levels and structures to any playground as it allows early years children to explore new dimensions to outdoor learning and play.

Featured on the mound, includes numerous reclaimed logs in a range of different sizes, offering the opportunity of risk and challenge play.

If you like what you see, and would like a design similar to Dunholme St Chad's, call or email the Newby team today!

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Natural Clamber Trees for Physical Education

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