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Dragons, dinosaurs and serpents emerge from hewn logs and rugged tree stumps, challenging children to climb, ride, befriend or create their own fantasy around them.

IMG 1 – Don’t get too close to that fiery dragon’s mouth!

IMG 2 – Lloyd Park, Waltham Forest

IMG 3 – The dragon has landed – in the aptly named Wingfield Park, Walthamstow

IMG 4 – Visitors to this park include a duck and a frog.

IMG 5 – Little Miss Muffet watch out!

IMG 6 – Ribbit ribbit. The Woodberry Down Estate in Hackney, part of London Play’s Access to Nature project.

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Dragons, dinosaurs and serpents emerge from hewn logs and rugged tree stumps, challenging children to climb, ride, befriend or create their own fantasy around them.
LONDON PLAY DESIGN
Dragons, dinosaurs and serpents emerge from hewn logs and rugged tree stumps, challenging children to climb, ride, befriend or create their own fantasy around them.

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It’s almost impossible NOT to play when you sit in the sand or dip your fingers in the water. Sand, water, stones and mud; beaches and rivers are like a magnet for children and offer the opportunity to create, destroy, experiment and immerse themselves in play.

  • IMG 1 – Some foot refreshment after some hard out climbing action…. Waterside Adventure Playground, Islington
  • IMG 2 – A day at the beach – in Islington? Waterside Adventure Playground
  • IMG 3 – Digging for treasure, building a castle or creating a channel – the endless possibilities offered by sand and water. Waterside Adventure Playground, Islington
  • IMG 4 – A day by the river in Waterside Adventure Playground, Islington

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Toasted marshmallows anyone? Fire places and pits offer a contained space for children to play with fire and learn to respect it. A fire also provides a different sort of focus for gathering, socialising, cooking and eating in a way that few city dwellers have the opportunity to experience.

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Toasted marshmallows anyone? Fire places and pits offer a contained space for children to play with fire and learn to respect it. A fire also provides a different sort of focus for gathering, socialising, cooking and eating in a way that few city dwellers have the opportunity to experience.
LONDON PLAY DESIGN
Toasted marshmallows anyone? Fire places and pits offer a contained space for children to play with fire and learn to respect it. A fire also provides a different sort of focus for gathering, socialising, cooking and eating in a way that few city dwellers have the opportunity to experience.

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Dragons, dinosaurs and serpents emerge from hewn logs and rugged tree stumps, challenging children to climb, ride, befriend or create their own fantasy around them.

IMG 1 – Don’t get too close to that fiery dragon’s mouth!

IMG 2 – Lloyd Park, Waltham Forest

IMG 3 – The dragon has landed – in the aptly named Wingfield Park, Walthamstow

IMG 4 – Visitors to this park include a duck and a frog.

IMG 5 – Little Miss Muffet watch out!

IMG 6 – Ribbit ribbit. The Woodberry Down Estate in Hackney, part of London Play’s Access to Nature project.

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Portals to another play dimension and a popular addition to any playspace, underground tunnels are another brilliantly simple concept for stimulating active and imaginative play. London Play has plenty of experience digging itself out of holes so we are uniquely placed to fulfil your tunnel needs.

IMG 1 – Not teletubby land – it’s Woodberry Down Estate in Hackney. Max built this as part of our Access to Nature project.

IMG 2 – This tunnel is less Teletubbies and more ‘escape from Alcatraz’ or ‘burrow under the ruins’… hours of fun at Waterside Adventure Playground, Islington.

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IMG 4 – Looks a bit like a mine shaft but no, it’s another London Play subterranean adventure just waiting for some willing explorers.

IMG 5 – Has this creature emerged from that tunnel? What else is lurking? Hackney – Woodberry Down Estate.

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London Play Design makes natural playgrounds for children.

Treehouses, gnarly logs, dragons and enchanted forests are all part of LPD’s wild and wonderful repertoire. London Play Design is a not-for-profit social enterprise, a registered Community Interest Company  and the trading arm of London Play.  Money made from its activities is re-invested to make childhoods better in London and beyond.

Check out the gallery below or visit www.londonplaydesign.org.uk Then get in touch with Max and his team and turn your playground fantasies into reality: max@londonplay.org.uk 

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A study has unearthed a link between the quality and quantity of green space and the mental health of children.
Access to nature
London Play's Access to Nature projects are well underway in four sites across London. Part funded by Natural England under its Access to Nature scheme, which is part of the Big Lottery Fund's Changing Spaces programme, the project aims to encourage children and families into the natural environment and to rediscover the joy of being

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London Play Design makes natural playgrounds for children.

We are a not-for-profit social enterprise, a registered Community Interest Company (CIC) and the trading arm of charity London Play.

Money made from our activities is re-invested to make childhoods better in London and beyond.

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Our Treehouse Gallery

IMG 1 – Built with children and young people at the back of the old Tidemill School in Deptford, this treehouse has seen kids spend many happy hours winching things up and down to one another and playing imaginative games.

IMG 2 – Children at Camden’s Kilburn Grange playground took the lead in building a treehouse complete with rope swing access during a summer 2013 playscheme.

IMG 3 – Not a house for hobbits but a delightfully quirky two story design bringing a bit of extra magic to the woodland area at Mudchute Farm.

IMG 4 – Kings (and queens) of the castle at Kilburn Grange.

IMG 5 – Treehouse at Hayward Adventure Playground. Perfect for children on the autistic spectrum to escape the noise and chaos below.

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