There are plenty of factors that you need to think about when you’re putting together a playground. One of the most important considerations is whether you want your equipment to have a shared theme. If you decide that’s the right option, you’ll then have to decide on the right one.
Here are a few easy tips you can use to help yourself make that decision.
Look at What’s Available
It sounds obvious, but you’d probably be surprised to learn just how many people decide on a theme before even looking at what’s available. Browse a couple of inventories from reputable suppliers; this will let you know what themes are readily available, and you’ll also be able to get an idea of the necessary budget. So when you are picking out your slides, swing sets, jungle gyms, etc. you need to make sure they fit with your base theme so it looks great all put together.
Consider Your School or Business
Next up, think about your own school or business. If the playground equipment is going to go in a school that places a lot of emphasis on sports, it might be a good idea to go for a more adventurous theme, with lots of obstacle course inspired equipment for children to enjoy. In contrast, you might be adding a playground to the grounds of your rustic hotel. If that’s the case, looking for a traditional theme is going to be the smart thing to do.
Think About the Surrounding Area
Is your school set in a very rural location, perhaps with the playground itself surrounded by trees? If so, you might want to think about looking for exposed wood and adopting a subtler, more natural theme. On the other hand, a leisure centre in the middle of a busy urban environment might be better suited to a modern theme, with more metal used than wood. These aren’t hard and fast rules, but it often helps to match the theme to the surrounding area.
Keep Things Relatively Neutral
Even if you’ve decided to opt for themed playground equipment instead of generic equipment, it doesn’t mean you need to go overboard. Try to keep things relatively neutral to ensure that your playground can be enjoyed by young children of both genders.