This recently completed play area in Brentwood has been designed with inclusion high on the agenda. The playground has a fully accessible path and includes a broad range of imaginative and inclusive play opportunities for children of all abilities.
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Welcome to a new world of play! Discover the new modular playground that offers children hours of unstructured play.
New PlayCube combinations
Our talented designers have created 5 new stunning combinations.
- eye-catching and attractive which draws children to play
- innovative in design
- designed to maximise play and exploration
We believe that play should be for everyone! Our combinations are designed to be as inclusive as possible, providing all children with the opportunity to play.
A perfect PlayCube combination for children who seek height!
Adventurers can tackle the challenging ladder from the front or, those wanting to take their climbing skills to a whole new level, can attempt to climb it from underneath.
Once at the top, children can race down the Banister Rails or take a rest and socialise in the PlayCube as they pretend to be inside a treehouse, high above the forest!
An intriguing unit that offers height, challenge and fun.
Features a triangle ladder for children looking for a slightly more challenging way to climb up to the ground level PlayCube.
Once they find their way to the last cube, they will be met by the Banister Rail where they get to experience a different and exciting way of sliding.
Children can also use the PlayCubes for resting, socialising and experiencing the world around them from a different perspective.
This inclusive, low level combination is wheelchair accessible and allows children of all ages and abilities to play together.
The Spider Net component linking the 3 PlayCubes becomes a gathering space for socialising and resting.
Furthermore, the flextread material on the spider net can be used for bouncing as well as a seating area.
With various challenge levels in one unit, the Ara allows children to develop their climbing skills and experience different ways of climbing.
It also comes with a unique slide that offers children the feeling of risk, thrill and excitement.
As well as climbing, the Ara is equipped with other play values, such as hanging, sliding and resting.
This will sure be the focal point of any playground.
Climbers will improve their skills as they tackle the various levels of climbing on offer while experiencing different heights.
For the most adventurous, looking for a thrilling way to get down, they can either slide down the Banister Rail for a different way of sliding or down the Fireman’s Pole as they pretend to be a firefighter!
What are PlayCubes?
A new world of play
PlayCubes offer rich physical, social and cognitive play value.
Distinctive geometric shapes invite exploration and climbing play that’s accessible, yet with graduated levels of challenge
Varying planes and handholds encourage climbing and spatial experimentation, which can help build confidence, while negative spaces invite entry, which are great for exploring minds.
There is no wrong or right way to play when it comes to PlayCubes.
Whether a child wants to climb to the top or crawl underneath to surprise their friends, it's up to them how they want to play. Unstructured play also allows children to be imaginative as they can invent new moves and even become a super- hero character. PlayCubes offer many options, making it an ideal solution for any play area.
PlayCubes are designed to encourage children to make decisions and enjoy playing, just the way they want to.
Children need a real tactical, physical world
With so many entry points and routes, PlayCubes encourage children to think and move
With all the varied climbing, crawling opportunities, it is great for essential physical development.
PlayCubes provide the opportunity for children to use all parts of their body which is ideal for exercise through playing safely.
PlayCube combinations are inviting and entice children to come and play.
It asks people to come together, interact and explore together.
PlayCubes have a unique and striking architecture that everyone recognises. They are inviting and will encourage children to come and explore and learn about it.
Features and benefits
Invent more ways to play!
PlayCubes' innovative design and engineering allows more play options by adding extra components.
- Add more fun to your design by adding components.
- Our team of experts will provide a solution to match your requirements whilst maximising all the play values that PlayCubes has to offer.
Maximum play value
PlayCubes are designed and engineered to provide maximum play values.
They are packed with features that make this a truly fantastic range.
When designing PlayCubes we focus on:
- Quality – only the highest quality
- Inclusion – play is for everyone
- Safety – important in everything we do
- Sustainability - carefully selected materials
- Maximum play values – providing a lifetime of play
The design and architecture of the PlayCubes is unique.
Its colourful look makes it eye-catching and the shapes and additional components invite us to come and play.
Play that lasts a lifetime
Made from strong, durable and long-lasting material and available in both steel or plastic.
All rotomolded plastic components are shatter-proof polyethylene (PE) plastic made of compounded pigmented resins, which provides twice as much impact resistance as dry-blended resins. Our plastics are also UV resistant.
The exclusive architectural-grade, super durable polyester powder coating provides enhanced, light- stable pigments for superior UV stability and fade resistance.
New components for 2020!
The unique components on this new range offer even more play value for children, from sliding and hanging, to bouncing and resting; making PlayCubes the perfect attraction in any playground.
Colours and materials
Metal PlayCubes are made of perforated steel covered in Eco-Armor®, giving it a softer surface and the ability to withstand extreme temperatures.
Cube corners and base plates inside the cubes are made of cast aluminium. With metal often comes concerns about safety, but Metal PlayCubes feature soft corner castings and concealed bolts that make them play-safe.
The climber-friendly rings around each opening provides a better grip.
Cast in place (CC)
Surface mount (OM)
Plastic PlayCubes, slide and slide entry sides are made of rotomolded plastic.
The slide deck, canopy and entry side inserts are made of perforated steel covered in Eco-Armor®. Base plates inside the cubes are made of cast aluminium.
Cast in place (CC)
Surface mount (OM)
A closer look at the materials
All Playworld rotomolded plastic components are shatter-proof polyethylene (PE) plastic made of compounded pigmented resins, which provides twice as much impact resistance as dry-blended resins. Our plastics are also UV resistant, enabling colors to remain bright over time.
Eco-Armor® is our durable, PVC-free, thermoplastic Polyethylene (PE) coating with a uniquely structured surface. Eco-Armor is unaffected by extreme changes in temperature, stays clean as it is less porous than PVC and has a superior slip-resistant finish due to the PE coating process which eliminates drips and runs.
The exclusive architectural-grade, super durable polyester powder coating provides enhanced, light-stable pigments for superior UV stability and fade resistance.
Soft Corner Castings
With metal often comes concerns about safety, but Metal PlayCubes feature soft corner castings and concealed bolts that make them play-safe.
1. Component Metal 1 (CM1)
Colour of large metal rings and corner castings. Shown in chartreuse.
2. Component Metal 2 (CM2)
Colour of small metal rings. Shown in azure.
3. Eco-Armor® (ECO)
Perforated metal main structure. Shown in grey.
1. Rotomolded Plastic 1 (RP1_Highlight)
Highlight PlayCubes colour. Shown in lime.
2. Eco-Armor® (ECO)
Perforated metal accents and platform. Shown in grey.
3. Rotomolded Plastic 2 (RP2)
Colour of slide entrance panels. Shown in orange.
4. Rotomolded Plastic 1 (RP1_Main)
Main PlayCubes colour. Shown in orange.
5. Eco-Armor® (ECO)
Support posts which match other Eco-Armor® components. Shown in grey.
6. Rotomolded Plastic 1 (RP1)
Slide. Shown in grey.