Horizons South Fremantle
Vestibular Motion Swing
Bubble Pod

Client: Horizons Childcare
Location: South Fremantle, WA
Dates: Sep, 2019
Description: Commissioned: Design and Construct

The owners of Horizons ELC approached Nature Based Play to assist them in integrating Nature Play into their outdoor Toddler and Kindy play areas. With a simple brief, working to site specifics, and liaising closely with the owners and management staff, NBP designed a Nature Playground that created magical islands of Nature Play within the existing outdoor area, maximising play value within a set budget.

The completed Nature Playground integrated many different types of Nature Play including waterplay, cubbies, vestibular swing, Bubble POD, fairy bridge and other types of Nature Play elements. Focussing on creating magical islands of nature play within the existing play area, the transformation of outdoor area was remarkable, integrating fully with existing garden and sand pit area. The nature playground was able to cater to the different age groups of children at the centre, whilst creating a wonderful variety of nature play experiences and challenges, plus tranquil landscaped outdoor areas.

Nature Play Elements:
Landscaped Nature Play Outdoor area with various play types including:

  • Bubble POD – assorted balancing and climbing POD with sensory items
  • Water Play: Carved Top stump, carved top log, dry creek, feature water rocks cluster
  • Active Play: Vestibular Motion Swing, Balance Ropes
  • Secretive Play: Lean to Cubby (2); Stick Hut Fort with rope
  • Musical Sensory Play: Log Drum, Log Abacus (2)
  • Themed Play: Mud Kitchen (Doubled Sided), Fairy Bridge
  • Quiet Discovery Play Basics: Ground Logs, Timber Steppers, Large Rocks, Timber Verticals
  • Landscaping: Soft Fall Mulch, Concrete path, Limestone Block Edging