Which Type is for You?
WHAT ARE THE RANGE OF NATURAL PLAY AREAS?
There is not one single type of play area that describes natural play. They come in a variety of themes, shapes, sizes, purpose, and age ranges. It is the variety that often causes confusion over exactly what is a natural play area. We have created catergories that begin to describe this range, you can see if from the range which play area type might suit you best or fit your landscape setting. The basic categories are:
1. Structured Play in a Natural Context
Play equipment, Specific Activities, etc.
2. Unprogrammed Play
Collaborative Games, Spontaneous, Imaginative, etc.
3. Immersed in Nature
Learning to be outdoors, Confident to go out and explore, etc.
4. Nature as Educator
Specific message, guided, school based, knowledge of the natural world, etc.
5. Daily Nature
Shadows of leaves, ant hills, Specific moments (meteor showers), etc.
If you click on the tabs for each catergory it is possible to see examples of how these types might look.