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Surely a custom made playground costs more than one mass produced? This is true, in the same way that an individually made piece of furniture costs more than one bought from Ikea. There is a lot of play equipment available at the moment. The problem is that much of it is not very sturdy and it is designed to be plonked in the middle of the lawn, standing out like a sore thumb. Free Range Playgrounds can be custom made to fit into tucked away places, behind natural features or even up trees, making them more interesting for the children and less visible for the adults.

The ideal age range for a Free Range Playground is 5 - 13. I tend to build chunky and rugged, using treated timber painted to your specification. The windows and doors in play huts are made from recycled materials. I try to incorporate as many play features as possible, and there are many to choose from, including swings, slides, scramble nets, chain bridges, assault courses, aerial runways and climbing walls. We will need to discuss the balance between adventure and safety and the age and abilities of your children.

The catalogue covers 2 pages: [1] [2]

Link to detailed image of Play Structure #01 (A-frame)

Example #01 - Adventure playground

The largest structures I build are for the London Borough of Southwark on their adventure playgrounds. I have been involved in the design, building and maintenance of all their playgrounds for many years. Structures available include large boarder swings, tyre swings, aerial runways, American swings, sand pits, skateboard ramps, towers, chain bridges, walkways and ’A’ frame camps (illustrated).

Detailed images: A-frame; Rope swing. Return to top.

Link to detailed image of Play Structure #02 (Front view)

Example #02 - Larger garden

In a large garden your imagination and your children can run wild. This private playground incorporates many of the features found in a public adventure playground, including an aerial runway and chain bridge. A large shed was converted into a play hut, complete with a tunnel hidden behind a book case.

Detailed images: Front view; Three quarter view; Chain bridge. Return to top.

Link to detailed image of Play Structure #03 (Front view)

Example #03 - Smaller garden

This illustration shows how a play hut can be hidden away behind existing shrubs. There is a secret trapdoor into the hut, a series of hidden walkways, a set of monkey bars underneath the upper walkway and a fire person’s pole for a quick getaway.

Detailed images: Front view; Ladder (detail). Return to top.

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