Making the most of your outdoor space is important in making sure that children can be as active as possible. However it can also be a difficult process to make sure that the way your playground is designed is maximising the space you have, so here at Fawns we have some great solutions to help you, so whatever the size and shape of your playground, it’s the best it can be!
First of all it is important to have an understanding of what you want to use your outdoor space for. For example, do you want to just create a flexible playground space in which children play, or do you need your space to cater to more educational needs for outdoor learning experiences? Next you’ll need to consider how much budget you have for this, as well as how many children this area needs to accommodate. After you have the basics figured out you can start designing your outdoor space. Experts, such as us here at Fawns, are happy to help you with this and can create stunning 3D designs to bring your ideas to life
As well as having experts to look at the space for you, it can also be a good idea to have a look at some of the equipment and designs available. This can also be an opportunity to include the children in coming up with ideas for their new playground or outdoor area. Some great equipment to look at that will brilliantly maximise the space you have available is our space frames. These frames, such as our discovery space frame, pack a lot of versatile equipment into a smaller area. This means that whether your space is going to be based around play, exercise or lessons, you’re guaranteed to have a lot to do regardless of how much room you have.
Other great equipment that can help you maximise your space is our selection of wall games. These will take up very little space, as you only need make room on a wall for them, but can still offer a lot. One example of this is our magplay – number wall game, which would be perfect for a more lesson-orientated space, as it gives children a creative way to play with numbers outdoors, or our snakes and ladders wall game, which could be used either for lessons or for playtime. Similarly our game board tables offer a great solution to working outdoors if you don’t have much space. These, such as our noughts and crosses game board, create a way to explore different games outdoors, encouraging children to play with each, but also can double up as workspaces when lessons are taken outdoors.
There is plenty of other fun equipment that takes up little space, such as our bug magnifier which can be extremely useful for science lessons despite being a small addition to your outdoor space. So to make sure that you’re making the most of the outdoor space available to you in a way that suits your needs, have a look at the wide range of equipment and games we have available, and make the most of advice from experts. In no time you’ll have the perfect outdoor area for you and your school.