Playground design in the UK is in decline. Community playgrounds are poorly designed and maintained. Yet these are important spaces for learning and child development. How can we reform playgrounds today?
‘Playful Prototypes’ - a 3D workshop inspired by the theory of ‘Loose Parts’, where children design their own playgrounds. ‘Play should be that of the child not the architect’, so why not have a playground designed by children for children.
The following are a collection of prototypes created by children at St. John's C of E school. After the workshop we arranged them into a playground format and they described what they had made.