Edith Philipsen (Head Teacher Smithy Street Primary School) Nov 2012
I was delighted to find and choose Theories Playscapes Ltd to work with in order to develop a whole playground solution for our school. Theories stood out easily from their competitors in terms of creative play design experience and project management expertise, offering a comprehensive bespoke design and build package that saw the project through from the very first meeting to last bolt tightening, all the while consulting and liaising effectively.
Theories helped us comprehensively and imaginatively re-think the whole of the outdoor play spaces, dealing with both the physical environment as well as management issues we were experiencing, such as some challenging lunch time behaviour. We have found playtime behaviour greatly improved since so many new activities and play features were introduced and the tarmac expanse broken up into smaller and more attractive and intimate play areas with different inherent characteristics and purposes. The children in Smithy Street primary have repeatedly commented on their delight with their new play environment.
We continue to work with Theories to tweak and develop new play solutions as they are required.
Playground and Playscape design in London
We are passionate about improving the quality of all children's play.
Each project is fresh and unique to your particular circumstances and ambitions.
More Play, More places to play, Better Play
We seek to develop play opportunities everywhere.
Play for Play sake
The freedom to un-adulterated and unfettered play is every child's delight.
Play integrates social, physical and emotional needs
For healthier, happier and better be-haved children.
We believe that a successful play design provides a multiplicity of flexible play spaces which the child can impose their own limitless imagination, their unfettered curiosity and their boundless energy... to their hearts content. The successful design for play lies in it's capacity to respond to the child rather than its ability to control and...
Bike play though great fun and an essential play experience can be a little like ball play, in that it can end up dominating play spaces as children leap to safe places clutching their ankles. Our task is to creatively incorporate bike play in a way that enhances the whole play space positively.
Here are a few examples of bike trails, roads, and...
Whilst play should be simply for play’s sake alone, it is sometimes irresistible not to incorporate subliminal educationally rich activities into the play environment. When does beating out a rhythm on drums become learning about music? When does idly picking a seed pot become observing life cycles? When does a mirror become a lesson in physics...
Growing areas raised planters or allotments are an opportunity to help children to connect and understand nature better by enabling them to plant seeds, nurture young plants, and then reap mature fruit or vegetable. The value to support curriculum topics is obvious.
Theories Landscapes are Playground Designers Offering Professional Playground Design and Equipment Services across London
All at once or project by project as funding allows, our playground designers bring better play into your children's lives. Watch their creativity put out new shoots as participation and playgounds also empower and develop self-confidence in young children.