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Playground Design

Active Learning designs are developed from:

  • an understanding of the theory of play and learning through play - sensory, physical, imaginal, and exploratory play.
  • the needs of all users - child users, supervisors, accompanying adults, adult users
  • the accessibility of all design elements - designing in accessibility
  • the need to combine and link all design elements - groundworks, planting, art installations, seating, fixed equipment, sensory experiences, natural features.
  • the play value of different equipment and features.
  • an appreciation of the value of "natural play"

Montage of designs

Outdoor classroomI work together with landscape architects, artists and contractors to implement my designs.
Active Learning has experience of working with schools and other clients to develop and produce designs for:

Outdoor learning spaces
Sensory gardens
Wildlife areas

Active Learning can work with clients in a number of different ways:

  • work with school pupils and staff to explore the design and implementation of landscaping developments;
  • produce technical drawings of landscape plans, and play and recreation designs;
  • act as consultant for landscaping projects which improve play opportunities, contribute to learning and enhance the environment.


The costs of using Active Learning will vary depending which service you want from us. We are able to tailor our services to fit within budgets. Our charges will be clearly documented and agreed with you before commencing any work.