Spaces to thrill

Babyology has looked at all sorts of spaces created for children – from public parks and private kindergartens to amazing play centres, incredible cubby houses and beautiful bedrooms. Some are a riot of colour, others are deliberately understated to create kid-friendly havens but all offer something unique.

We are planning an overhaul of the outdoor space at my children’s kindergarten so browsing through images of all sorts of different spaces has been a fantastic inspiration. It’s great to see outdoor spaces that move away from the standard play equipment (not to say that children don’t love a slide!) and instead focus on installations that are above and below ground level or use materials and colour in a unique way.

I particularly love the images of the playground with a bright green ‘crazy’ pole running around the perimeter. Monkey-bars and the like are always high traffic zones in playgrounds and the installation of a pole in this way is not only a great use of space but gives lots of kids the opportunity to play at the same time at their own level.

Perhaps these photos will provide some inspiration for your next kids space project.

(via The Cool Hunter)

Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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