A new playground was required to meet the needs of a new housing area and the surrounding village. We were challenged with providing equipment for Avonwick Village Play Area, a compact space which would be suitable for a wide range of ages and abilities.
The equipment installed included a unit from the Orchard range, a range of environmentally friendly play equipment which encourages physical, challenging play and social interaction. The wood-based clamber units and trim trails are designed to fulfil many of the developmental needs of children and help improve their balance, strength and coordination. The unit installed at Avonwick Play Area features a climbing wall, fireman’s pole, horizontal climbing net and rope walk.
The play area also features a basket swing designed to encourage inclusive play, a mound tunnel to complement the natural environment and swings with a pod seat and a flat seat to suit a variety of ages.
Emma Cousins, Chairperson of the Avonwick Play Area Sub-Committee, said: “We’re so pleased with the park. It’s not a huge space and the equipment really makes the most of it.
“We’ve had children from babies up to 14-year-olds playing there, from the whole village. The feedback has been brilliant – no one ever thought we’d have a play area like this.”