4 Playground Designs We Wish We Had When We Were Little
Everyone has heard of birthday parties having a specific theme, but what about playground themes? A themed playground gives kids new engaging ways to play, exercising their creativity and expanding their imagination. They’re also an attractive focal point for your community, enticing people of all ages to come out and play. Let’s explore playground themes more and how you can pick one for your space.
Playgrounds are the ultimate learning environment where children can make discoveries and make friends as they engage in multi-sensory activities. A themed playground offers a memorable experience centered around a particular idea — nature, space, animals, etc. — that will stick in families’ minds, get them to stay and interact with one another, and encourage them to return.
Additionally, playground themes help kids organize their learning and make connections between new concepts and their lives. They’re also great for kids of all different abilities and talents. With the various components of a themed playground, there’s sure to be something for everyone to enjoy, which inspires families to keep playing together. Not sure what theme or themed playground equipment to consider? Keep reading.
Helping your playground theme come to life may seem like a dream that can’t possibly come true, but it can be a reality with the right custom design! You can incorporate several different themed pieces of playground equipment to create a beautiful space or start small with just a few structures here and there. Here are a few examples we’ve seen from GameTime and Lappset:
Most themed playgrounds use custom equipment and more traditional structures like slides and towers. But how do you know what equipment to ask about? Dive into different examples of complete playground themes below.
Did you know that the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests limiting children’s screen time to no more than one or two hours a day? This is just another case for building a themed playground. In today’s world of smartphones and television, it takes a little extra to grab kids’ attention. That’s not as difficult with an engaging playground theme. As promised, here are some great examples (including ideas on what to have in your playground) that everyone in your neighborhood will love:
One of the most exciting parts of planning a playground is choosing a playground theme. Hopefully, the above ideas on themes and pieces of equipment have stirred up some ideas. Whether your next playground is for a school or another space, you’ll surely attract many kids and families with your new theme. Need help picking yours? We’re happy to lend a hand whenever you need it!