Playgrounds Are Exciting Places For Children.
At Play Workshop we are driven by helping to design natural equipment and playspaces that create adventure, excitement and smiles. Our play equipment will enrich children through clever, imaginative and innovative design, maximising the immense value of play and creating wonderful memories that last a lifetime.
Play Workshop is dedicated to helping like-minded playground designers to create amazing, unique, intelligent, inspired, high-quality, nature-based, Australian playgrounds.
We understand the need to connect creative thinkers with clever solutions. Our vision is to be more than a sales office. We want to share your dreams, trade ideas and deliver wonderful solutions.
At Play Workshop we not only love to dream, we love to create. Play Workshop can take an idea from design through to completion.
Playground Equipment Design and Manufacture
Play Workshop has the capacity to design and create truly inspiring, natural playground equipment.
Play Workshop can guide and design your playground equipment, as well as provide a full CAD design service.
Delivery and Installation
Play Workshop can offer full installation and project management of your new playground.
We have over 70 years combined experience in bringing beautiful outdoor spaces to life. We are a small, friendly team that is highly skilled and multi-disciplinary.
Wangal Reserve, Mortlake
(Client: City of Canada Bay Council)
This design and construct project, developed closely with the City of Canada Bay Council, was formed around three dynamic zones of an adventure play structure, a nature play structure, and a nature play trail. The circulation and articulation of these play areas encourage inclusive movement and play chances, with multiple gathering points throughout the playground. This plan is enriched with creative elements through artworks, sculptures, and sensory activities.
Play Workshop Pty Ltd delivered an exciting design that was value for money and to the client’s brief. This project includes an impressive adventure play structure with multiple levels, a flying fox, and a dry creek bed. The materials palette and design vernacular speaks to the surrounding context. Additional play equipment, such as a 3-bay swing-set, custom seashell sculptural cubby, and accessible carousel, again speak to the brief and provide a diverse range of play options. Creative details are also embedded into these impressive moments within the design for a bespoke touch in the form of stonework carvings, timber totems, sculptures, and metal work.
Albert Park, Cootamundra
(Client: Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council)
Working with Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council, Variety, and Sala4D, Play Workshop designed and constructed a new Livvi’s Place Playground in Cootamundra. Timber was the main material utilised throughout the playspace, with the custom, accessible timber play fort being the feature item of the playspace. Timber was also used throughout the other play areas, such as the water and sand play as well as the brush tent frame which offered a less prescriptive opportunity for play.
The timber play fort included an accessible timber boardwalk with interactive elements integrated into the panels, climbing net, timber ladder, Side-by-Slide, and access ramp. The Play Workshop team worked with Council and Variety to detail this play equipment to ensure that all users were able to engage with the various play opportunities. The layout of the fort was carefully designed to be centered around an existing tree which both provided shade and a strong connection to the natural beauty of the site.
Play Workshop also developed custom water and sand play tables with channels from timber and steel, alongside a dry creek bed. This offered an exciting sensory play experience.
Best Street Reserve Case Study
(Client: Lane Cove Council)
Play Workshop worked with Lane Cove Council in designing, supplying, and installing new playground equipment and nature play trail, as a part of the upgrades at Best Street Reserve. The playground equipment included a main play structure which offers a range of play activities. A combination of rope nets and timber log scramble joins into the play structure, providing a moderate level of challenge. A climbing net, stairs, fire pole, slide, and shop front also provides impressive play value within this structure. The Australian hardwood timber logs used to create this equipment adds warmth to the playspace and complements the existing park setting.
Adjacent to the main play structure, the nature play trail weaves within the existing trees. The sandstone pavers create fun pathways to move around the natural environment, with more Australian hardwood logs used as natural balancing items. A carved timber post depicting a Tawny Frogmouth Owl, carved sandstone block, and a nest of terrazzo eggs provide moments of discovery and foster a deeper connection to the natural environment.
The Play Workshop team were incredibly happy with the outcome of this project for the local community.