Inclusive Playground Equipment for Disabled Children

Inclusive Play & Playground Equipment

Inclusive playground equipment so no-one is left out...

Inclusive play and playground equipment… through innovative design, our inclusive playground equipment allows children with disabilities and special needs to be active side-by-side with able bodied children. We believe that every child should have equal access to the best play opportunities. We do not advocate designing our play equipment to be accessible to all as it would make it unattractive to more able children.

Inclusive Play Equipment that creates new challenges for all…

Whilst inclusive features are designed into most of our equipment, we do not make any compromises on the challenge it presents. With our play equipment there is always an element of risk, allowing children of widely differing abilities and disabilities to develop, explore and find the limits of their capability in an exciting and fun way.

Inclusive Play Equipment that does not segregate…

Sutcliffe Play’s aim is to create play equipment that enables children, where possible, to leave their disabilities and wheelchairs behind, so we do not promote equipment such as wheelchair ramps or wheelchair swings. Offering disabled play equipment like this goes against our ethos, although, we do understand that sometimes it is necessary. In our book we want to give children the opportunity of new experiences, what we try to do is to offer freedom. Freedom to climb, freedom to slide, freedom to rotate, freedom to swing – for everyone.

Inclusive Play Equipment no matter the disability…

Sutcliffe Play have designed and installed inclusive play equipment for a wide range of disabilities and special needs. Whether the child is blind, visually impaired, deaf or autistic, has ADHA, Aspergers, Cerebral Palsy or Downs syndrome, or is able bodied, Sutcliffe Play’s inclusive play and playground equipment is designed for all children, no matter their ability to learn and have fun.

Inclusive Play Equipment that works is invisible…

When inclusive play is really working, you can not see the joins. Take our rotating dish; it is great for dynamic, fast play, but its thoughtful design incorporates support to give security for disabled children or children with special needs. All children love playing with sand and water and that is why we also include sand and waterplay equipment in our inclusive range. It is invisibly inclusive. Children can make a real splash whether they are sitting in a wheelchair or standing up.

Sutcliffe Play are creating a real free for all…

Sutcliffe Play’s depth of knowledge has come through consultation and close working relationships with experts in disability, discrimination, special needs, access and inclusion. Along the way we have worked with city councils and special schools whilst one of our directors is a Governor of a special needs school and another was a director of Kidsactive. Together we are creating new and exciting opportunities for able-bodied children to play with those with any form of disability.

Inclusive Play Considerations…

When planning and designing a children’s play area to be as inclusive as possible, there are a number of considerations to ensure the best value of play. These include: access for the disabled child, risk level, natural environment, play surfaces and how much the play equipment will challenge and entertain the child. Sutcliffe Play can either create the best individual play area for your site or provide a single piece of play equipment that will provide quality play for many years to come.

Click here to download our guide to Inclusive Playground Design

Why Sutcliffe Play…

All the inclusive play products available from Sutcliffe Play have been designed and developed with the child, their disabilities, stimulation of senses, manual dexterity, challenges and their enjoyment in mind.

Case Studies…

The children at Highfield School, a school for moderate learning disability,  have a wide range of disabilities including blindness, autism, adhd, aspergers syndrome and down syndrome – and they love the inclusive swings and roundabouts, plus the the challenge of climbing and sliding too. Also read our case studies from Yewstock Autistic School the West of England Blind School.

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