A busy family in Winchester wanted a bespoke play area for their 3-year old triplet girls which would not only entertain, but thrill, excite, and keep their adventurous children out of mischief!
The Brief: To Thrill, Excite and Provide Multi-Development Challenges
A pirate ship bursting with plenty of features was to be the focal point for the themed playground and it was important to incorporate enough flexible play accessories to keep the growing triplets and their friends amused for years to come. However, it had to fit into the surroundings, discreet and sympathetic in both summer and winter.
The play apparatus also had to challenge the triplets in a variety of different ways, including physically and creatively while allowing for imaginative role play.
Overcoming Barriers: Limited Space
The size of the garden was limited, so it was essential that the play equipment made good use of the available space and blended in well with the rest of the surroundings. As the area was full of trees, we also had to work carefully around them.
At the heart of the themed play area is the eye catching pirate ship complete with captain’s wheel, mast, and climb net. This thrilling centrepiece has a multitude of different play accessories and hideaways leading both from and to the ship, notably a rope V-bridge running back to a hidden multi-play tower in the trees.
Made completely from FSC green oak and FSC Latvian plywood, we hand finished the play apparatus using warm, mellow colours. The pirate play ship and its complementary play equipment all blend in fantastically with the garden landscape.
Accessories & Apparatus: Fun-Inducing and Flexible
The wide variety of play accessories built into in this bespoke play equipment ensure that the children remain constantly entertained. A five-seater group swing induces much hilarity amongst the triplets and their friends whilst a thrilling aerial runway brings squeals of delight as the children speed through the air. Cleverly designed to be adjusted and adapted for when the girls grow older, this thrilling playground will continue to give the same exhilarating experience in years to come.
A three storey climb tower has an amazing array of hidden treasures that tests the children physically and allows them to be lost in their own imaginative world. Whether scrambling up the climb nets and climb wall, zipping down the slide pole or tearing across the rope bridge hidden amongst the trees which links the tower to the pirate ship, these activities are breath-taking for the fun loving triplets! At the very top there is a secret loft and through the middle, an unusual tubular climbing net.
The play equipment used included the following:
- Group swing
- Three bay swing
- Three storey tower
- Climb net
- Slide pole
- Climb wall
- Rope bridge
- Aerial runway
- Ships Deck
- Angled Slide Rope
Project Summary: Action-Packed Play Equipment That Will Enthral for Decades
This themed playground has plenty of accessories that will challenge, develop and thrill the children. Due to it’s clever design, they will not quickly outgrow it.
Designing Your Project
Please use this multi play tower, pirate ship, and outdoor play area as inspiration for your own project, in addition to looking at our other creations. Please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us to discuss your own project – we are more than happy to talk you through the design process and help make something that you can be proud of.