Step 1: Playground’s location
What is the best place to install a playground in the garden? If you are planning a play area for children, there are several factors to consider:
In order to protect your children from the scorching sun in the summer, it is a good idea to situate the playground under a cover of trees (remembering, however, to keep the appropriate distance from the branches) or under the sunshades.
Proximity to the house:
It is safe to locate the playground far from the gate or garage and at the same time - within the sight of the parents (for instance close to the terrace or kitchen window) to keep an eye on the little ones.
It is worth considering a children's play area not only as a place where play equipment is located, but more holistically as a space where children will spend their time, develop, discover the world and relax. Therefore, let's also create the cozy playground’s surrounding:
- plants: let's plant edible, non-poisonous greenery and colorful flowers that will attract butterflies.
- garden: if we love cultivating the garden ourselves, let's instill this passion in our children. Let's help them make their own vegetable garden (in our offer you will find a specially designed vegetable garden or wooden pots) or a flower bed.
- fencing: if the playground is close to the border of our garden, it is better to hide it behind a fence or plants (hedge, trees, shrubs) to ensure the children’s privacy and protect them from noise and fumes.
Step 2: Garden’s dimensions
The choice of garden playground equipment depends on the size of a future play area for children. Play equipment should be installed at a sufficient distance from each other so that children can use them safely, e.g. when sliding down the slide, they do not run into their siblings who are swinging on the swing.
We can arrange a multifunctional and fun playground even for the smallest garden area. Contact us and we will prepare the offer that will meet your needs!
Step 3: Playground’s materials
A playground in the garden is an investment for years! Instead of choosing playground equipment made of non-durable materials that wear out after one season, it is worth considering purchasing a high-quality playground made of the solid wood that will last for years and which will be used not only by our children, but also by our grandchildren in the future. Lars Laj playgrounds are made of larch wood and acacia robinia wood, which are especially resistant to weather conditions.
Step 4: Playgrounds’s style
The playground should be aesthetically adjusted to the surrounding area. Is your garden designed in a classic, elegant style or maybe is it minimalist and modern? In our offer you will find playground equipment that will perfectly match the style of your garden. Lars Laj offers natural acacia robinia playgrounds, classic larch playgrounds as well as modern metal play equipment!
What’s more, our playgrounds are available not only in the standard color version (energetic oranges, blues and reds), but also in a new, pastel version. Subtle colors of olive, grey pink or blue will perfectly match the flowers and greenery in your garden.
Step 5: Garden playground equipment
What types of play equipment are the best for gardens?
Sand and Water Play Sets
The sandbox is an absolute must-have on every playground. Toddlers love playing with sand, and what's more, this is an activity that supports the development of sensorics, motor skills and imagination. We offer ready-made sandboxes made of larch or acacia wood. We also offer various types of wooden edgings from which we can manufacture a custom-made sandbox. Wooden play sets with a table, crane and bucket are also a fantastic solution to create a small sand manufactory!
Multifunctional play sets
Children over 3 years of age will adore the playground equipment with climbing ladders and climbing walls, on which they can play safely and develop physical and motor skills. Apart from many climbing options, our multifunctional devices can also be equipped with slides: with classic ones as well as Twister’s slide, which will bring extra fun!
Swings and rockers
Another playground classic is a swing and a spring rider! Swings and spring riders do not only guarantee fun - swinging and rocking also have a calming effect on children. In addition, the swing stimulates the sense of balance.
We have a lot of swings to choose from! Depending on the preferences and the age of your children, we can choose a special bucket seat for toddlers from 1 year old, a classic flat seat, a tire or our bestseller - a bird's nest seat, on which several children can swing at the same time.
A wooden house is a functional, aesthetic and inspiring playground equipment for the garden. And here we also have plenty of possibilities: from simple, rustic wooden huts to more complex play houses with a sandbox.
Does your child dream of a small castle in the garden? It’s not a problem - our offer includes plenty of themed playgrounds: castles, small palaces, shops, jungle-themed climbing equipment and many more!
The garden is the perfect place for performing a daily set of exercises. Outdoor fitness, trim trail equipment, mini football goals, a basket, a foosball table or a tennis table can be installed in your garden and encourage children (and adults as well) to train and play together.
Step 6: Safety surface
To ensure the safe play of your children, the playground equipment should be installed on a safe surface: depending on the height of the device, it can be grass, gravel or sand. If you have doubts if the surface of your garden is suitable for installing a swing or a playground with a slide, please contact our sales department. Our specialists will help you choose the right playground equipment.
Step 7: Recreational space
Let's not forget about creating a cozy place for relaxation and recreation for the whole family. Picnic shelters, wooden shelters with benches and a grill, wooden benches and tables, hammocks are just a few inspirations how to arrange a relaxation corner in your garden.