Sensory Playground Ideas

Sensory Playground Ideas

We can design and build sensory playgrounds which engage children's senses and help with the development of fundamental Early Years skills.

Sensory Garden Equipment

Sensory Garden Equipment

These facilities are ideal for children with special educational needs as it makes it easier to get used to different sensations in their own surroundings through playing and exploring.

Messy Play Activities

Messy Play Activities

One type of activity involved with sensory learning is messy play, and this can involve many products such as water tables, sand boxes, mud kitchens and painting boards.

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Sensory Playground Ideas

If you're looking for sensory playground ideas we have many products which are ideal for this sort of facility. Engaging different senses is an important part of a child's development, and this can be done through activities in an outdoor space. Spending time outside has many benefits for health along with boosting concentration, so our range of equipment is great for schools and nurseries. Some of the most popular items we supply include mud kitchens, musical instruments, sand boxes and water tables which all target the main senses. 

Please contact our team today for more information on each of these products and the many other items we supply. Just fill out the enquiry form and let us know what you're looking for, plus a rough idea of your budget so we can help you choose the most cost effective option.

What is Sensory Play?

Sensory play is any activity which involves stimulating a child's five main senses of sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell. This allows children to explore their surroundings by feeling a number of textures, making music, smelling scents and many other things. It is ideal for developing fine motor skills as kids can grasp and move different objects with their hands. This is very beneficial for children with special needs who may need more help in developing certain motor skills like writing. Sensory play allows youngsters to understand more about the world and the senses that they can use in their surrounding areas. 

A number of toys and outdoor features can be supplied to enhance this level of development. Water channelling sets are often used with sensory playground ideas as children have to lift up pipes and tubes to direct the water around a circuit. Other popular items include nearby mud kitchens and sand pits where children can put their hands into the mud and sand to feel the textures, as well as making different things. 

Messy Play Activities Near Me

Young children will often take part in messy play activities during EYFS as these are a great way to stimulate the senses. This often includes things like finger painting and using other materials to create as much mess as they like. If you create a designated messy space which is easy to clear up, this allows the kids to engage all of their senses and fully enjoy the activity. It's a good idea to do these activities on the playground outside in your surrounding areas, and then you won't have to worry about spillages within the classroom.

Feel free to let us know if you're interested in any of the products we supply. Just complete the contact form on this page and we'll get back to you with more details on our prices and specifications.

Benefits of Sensory Play

There are countless benefits of sensory play which help children to develop important skills from an early age. It can sometimes be difficult for kids to understand unique sensations in the environment closest to them, so these activities make this a lot easier. Some of the key advantages include:

  • Improves motor skills and helps to build nerve connections to the brain for cognitive growth.
  • Boosts memory and enhances a range of problem solving skills.
  • Encourages social interaction as children share equipment and play together.
  • Helps with improving handwriting as it strengthens grip and arm strength.
  • They are relaxing activities which can help to calm down a nervous child.

Each of these is particularly good for children with special educational needs whose learning abilities are affected. Activities which stimulate different senses are great for overall development of both physical and mental skills. Please tell us if you've got any specific ideas in mind for sensory play and we'd be happy to incorporate these into a design and offer a quote for you.

Sensory Garden Equipment

We supply many different types of sensory garden equipment for local schools and nurseries with plenty of diverse products to choose from. These can include many tactile features which have unique textures for children to explore and learn about. A complete facility might be made up of several components including colourful panels, music instruments, and movable parts which you can pull, twist or spin. It is common to find sensory gardens at special needs schools as these pupils sometimes need more help to become comfortable with sensations and developing abilities.

These Early Years outdoor learning areas often feature scented flowers, planting boxes and even art boards. If you have a large amount of outdoor space, you could even create a playground which covers different aspects of play. One part could be focused on relaxing activities like painting and playing in a sand box, and another could include more physical play equipment like climbing frames. It totally depends on how you would like to use your space, and which items would be best for your pupils.

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Feel free to complete our enquiry form if you would like to discuss our services further. Our experts can provide a number of sensory playground ideas to help create the perfect outdoor space at your nursery or school. Just get in touch and we'll reply back as soon as we can to advise you on the prices.


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