We recently completed a big project at Beacon Rise Primary in Kingswood, Bristol – it was one of the largest and most unique jobs we’ve done in a long while!
We’ve radically transformed one corner of the large playing field into a fully landscaped activity and nature quarter, with wildflowers blooming bountifully among play structures. With relaxation areas and a choice of interesting routes through varied terrain, there’s a whole world of ways for the children and teachers to use the space.
The area also includes:
- A giant carved monkey sound-tube for staff announcements and play
- A large central stage with connecting bridge
- Two hobbit-holes connecting a sub-terrain play area
- Two woven willow pergolas, with benches and wood-chip floors
- Recycled cable-drum tables
- A tree house with fireman’s pole
- Climbing Frame
- Large ornate quarry stones
Here are a couple of pictures taken during construction. It was at times a muddy affair!
This photo shows only the lower part of the site, but hopefully gives an idea of the extent of the landscaping.
And… the monkey is up! After a mighty heave, the sound-tube stands proud!
This playscape has something something for everyone. The mounds, dips and various platforms mean that many children can use the space with their own agenda without it feeling crowded.
The feedback has been fantastic and we’ve already been inspired by the creative ways the children have found to use the area. If you’d like to know more, or are interested in a similar transformation, please feel free to get in touch!
Have a look at our Gallery of pictures: