At Inclusive Play our vision is to design, develop and manufacture quality products that enable children – no matter what their ability – to play together.
We are often asked what inclusion means, our answer? It means everyone regardless of background, age, gender, ability and so on; everyone should have the same opportunities in life to explore and achieve. Although our main focus at Inclusive Play is around special needs and disabilities (as we recognise that this is a group most marginalised in playground design) we aspire to create products that will intrigue everyone.
To support this ethos we believe in the social model of disability. In other words, disability is a socially created problem and it is up to all of us to make the environmental changes necessary to allow for the full participation of people with disabilities in all areas of social life. With this in mind, we strive to create completely unique products that punctuate, not define a play space, embracing the true meaning of inclusion.
To do this, we look at playground favourites and the general play experiences enjoyed by many children. We also think about the barriers to play for children who may not normally have access to all equipment. We give those products a makeover – or we start from scratch – and come up with new ideas that all children will love.
Thanks to our continuing dialogue with key charities and leading UK and European organisations, we have a genuine understanding of the types of barriers to play that can affect many children.
With several years’ experience in product and play area design we are happy to offer practical advice, help identify changes to existing parks, or offer ideas for new designs to make them more engaging and accessible. We collaborate with others, from families with special needs to charities and landscape architects – ensuring we provide the best product solutions and advice to our clients.
The result is a range of educational, fun outdoor play products and spaces that have been specially designed to excite and intrigue children at all ends of the spectrum.