Project Description

The Meadows Petting Farm

Project Background

The Meadows is a petting farm in Caerphilly Wales which opened in 2020.  It is a great outdoor family attraction with a cafe and restaurant.  They also offer educational days out for schools, so it can get very busy at peak times.

They were looking to install a natural playground to cater to junior-aged children.  There was a sandpit area in the location where they wanted to new playground which needed to be removed.   They are wanting to have some traditional play equipment and also cater to children with limited mobility.

The Playground Project

Our design team designed a low-maintenance, natural playground with traditional play equipment.  We used our Fawcett Play Tower which has lots of different play values for junior-aged children and also offers some challenging play for younger children.  The Fawcett Play Tower offers sliding, climbing, tunneling, 2x Wobble Bridges, Climbing Net, and Climbing Wall.
We also added a Nest Swing which is great for all children and all abilities.  The Nest Swing encourages group play but can also be used individually.
With everything being natural play and a natural-looking playground, we decided that Grass Matting would be the best option when it comes to the Playground Safety Surfacing.  This will allow the grass to grow through the Grass Matting which therefore gives the playground a natural feel while adhering to the playground regualtions.

The Finished Project

Completion Date – July 2021
Budget – £25,000