Wooden play equipment is increasingly becoming the number one choice for school and nursery playgrounds. In comparison to other playground materials, such as metal and plastic, wooden playground equipment has an array of amazing benefits.
Environmentally Friendly Playground Equipment
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably seen the many headlines about plastic pollution. People are recognising the detrimental effects that plastic is having on our planet and taking steps to reduce their plastic use.
Whether it’s food containers, shopping bags or even play equipment, people are looking for sustainable sources. By choosing wooden playground equipment made from sustainable sources, you’re taking small steps towards protecting our planet for future generations.
Here at Discovering Days, our wooden playground equipment is made from sustainable timber, which is primarily Scandinavian Redwood. One of the reasons we chose Scandinavian Redwood is because it’s fast-growing. It can be planted, matured and felled within 25 years. Also, we get all of our timber from well-managed environmentally certified sources.
One of the many great things about having environmentally friendly playground equipment is you can teach the children about the importance of conservation and the environment as a whole.
Wooden Playground Equipment Is Safe
When it comes to playground equipment, safety comes first. Children of all abilities should be able to play freely without coming into any danger or injuring themselves. We design all of our wooden play equipment with safety in mind.
Each nook and cranny is measured to ensure no little fingers, hair or coat toggles can get stuck in any holes. And we even ensure that our playground equipment is strong enough to support adults. We understand how some children need a helping hand from a grown-up every once in a while. Also, wooden playground furniture is sanded so that there’s no risk of splinters.
Our wooden playground equipment is tantalised ensuring its non-toxic and perfectly safe, unlike plastic, heavily varnished wood or painted metal. If you want safety, you can rely on Discovering Days. Because even though we are not legally obliged to be accredited to EN1176, most of our wooden play equipment is compliant with the standard.
Wooden Play Equipment Is Durable And Long-Lasting
Another benefit of wooden equipment it’s high-quality and durability. If you’re going to invest in playground equipment, you want to be certain that your school or nursery will benefit from the equipment for years to come.
Unlike metal, which rusts, wooden playground equipment remains durable for generations. Especially if it has been properly treated. Scandinavian Redwood is already well known for its durability and longevity. But, here at Discovering Days, we treat our wooden equipment with the latest TANALITH preservatives to provide even better protection against wood decay and insect attack.
Wooden Playground Equipment Creates A Natural Environment
The beauty of wooden playground equipment is that the natural materials match the open, outdoor space they’re surrounded by. In comparison to traditional playgrounds made out of brightly painted metals or plastic that has faded with the rain; wooden playground equipment complements its natural surroundings and looks amazing.
Also, wooden play equipment made from natural materials will encourage children to connect with the environment and explore nature. This is particularly important in today’s society, where many children would rather be inside playing on a technological device rather than exploring the outdoors.
Wooden Play Equipment Encourages Physical Development
It may seem obvious, but it’s one of the most important benefits of wooden playground equipment. By encouraging children to spend time outside playing, climbing, jumping and running; playground equipment will benefit the physical health of children.
Similarly, wooden playground equipment encourages social and psychological development. It promotes creativity, improves communication skills and inspires new friendships. Regardless of age or ability, stimulating playground equipment can have a positive impact on the health of a child.
Wide Range of Products And Bespoke Designs
If you decide to opt for wooden playground equipment, you’ll quickly notice that there’s plenty to choose from! From outdoor activity panels, climbing frames and hobbit houses to mud kitchens and sand pits – there’s something for everyone.
Or if you have a specific requirement, bespoke wooden play equipment might be the thing for you. Here at Discovering Days, we can design and manufacture the perfect wooden playground equipment for your school or nursery with our bespoke option.
Get In Touch
If you are looking for wooden playground equipment or would like more information about the benefits of wooden play equipment, we can help. At Discovering Days, we design, and manufacture quality outdoor playground equipment.
Our wide range of wooden playground equipment is made with love and care to ensure the utmost safety and durability. We also pride ourselves on meeting all playground equipment safety standards.
You can contact us here for more information or you can call us on 01282 416 755 to discuss any of our products.
Our staff are all fully trained in the design and manufacture of wooden play equipment for children and are experts in understanding what works best in the space you have. We have worked with a range of schools in the past and understand the challenges that come with creating playground equipment for children of all abilities.