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At Outer Space Playgrounds we think routes are really
important. Play spaces often start out as uniform rectangular
shapes which can lead to a kind of free-for-all when the
children use the space.
By defining different areas and constructing multiple pathways
between them it is possible to get many more learning and
playing opportunities from the space available.
We use a wide variety of techniques to build different routes for different
purposes. Bike tracks are often a desirable item from the point of view of
the children, but the thoughtful kind of design that we offer is needed to
ensure that bike users and pedestrians don’t become entangled in a
potentially risky fashion.
Sensory paths and tunnels are also a popular choice, allowing us to
incorporate climbing plants, mosaics, paintings and many different
decorative effects within an area designed to appeal to all the senses. Our
horticulturist will ensure the olfactory is catered for by using a range of
aromatic plants whilst the multifarious textures will stimulate the sense of
Balance and physical skills can also be developed by inventive
design of routes. Because we design and build every element
ourselves we can precisely adjust the level of challenge
presented to the children. We even have materials and
methods which will not become slippery even in the wettest