Knowle West Children’s Centre, Bristol

Green Play Project have supported us to develop beautiful and outstanding outdoor spaces for our three nurseries. I really enjoy working with Simon and his team as they listen really carefully and ensure that the provision meets the needs of all of the children; providing them with open ended spaces that enable them to explore with all of their senses.

Sarah Salmon, Head Teacher

Giant sand pit

A 50m dry river bed water play feature scattered with limestone boulders set in a large sand pit which allowing children to learn about water and be able to manipulate it in a playful manner. Water is supplied by a stand pipe tap that is connected to the mains supply.

Children's Centre garden

The play equipment is all bespoke for this project and fits into the existing topography to provide all aspects of natural play with loose parts, climbing, swinging and crawling elements. It also appeals to a wide age group being non-prescriptive and free flowing.

Play equipment on a slope
Play equipment on a slope

Knowle West Children’s Centre delivers the majority of the curriculum outdoors and runs classes and groups for the whole community so we provided a space to host community events and celebrations with an outdoor kitchen and covered seating area. The kitchen has fitted worktops, cupboards, electricity and a working sink.

Knowle West, Bristol
Wildflower planting

The Outdoor Classroom is fully accessible with a ramp as a social and group space for outdoor learning.

Rainwater from the roof is harvested to fill the wildlife pond that set next to the converted narrow boat that is now a den set alongside a wildlife pond which can be used for play and quiet time.

Converted Boat into play den