You are here

Play Design

Play areas in North Somerset are being given a facelift as part of a £1.3million scheme to transform parks across the district, and Find Your Talent North Somerset has developed a programme of opportunities for children and young people to play a key role in the design process and the construction of several of the new play sites.

6th April 2010

North Somerset Council is refurbishing 23 play spaces across the district over a two-year period as part of Playbuilder, a national initiative to provide quality, environmentally friendly play spaces for 8 - 13 year olds.

The Playbuilder programme, North Somerset Play Rangers and Touchwood Design are working together on this project where the main objectives are to:

  • engage children and young people in the design and creation of their community Play Sculpture in their local park;
  • increase the links between communities, cross-generational activity and young people and their local woodlands;
  • empower children and young people by creating opportunities for them to develop their skills and knowledge of creative design and play;
  • offer opportunities to a group of children and young people that may not have considered play, culture and design as a career opportunity.

The children learn traditional woodcrafts as a way to engage local communities in the management of local environments.