Following the popularity of LUC’s Princess Diana Memorial Playground in London’s Hyde Park, public interest in innovatively designed natural play environments has increased. LUC is known as a leader in play design for children of all age groups and abilities, and our landscape architects were key contributors to the national guidance on play design.
Through close links with leading specialists in Early Years Play and play research, we have gained valuable knowledge of the crucial role outdoor play has in the healthy emotional, physical and psychological development of children.
When designing for children, collaboration in the development of ideas is particularly important. Engaging children and their communities in a process of workshops and consultation is a key part of our design process. LUC’s landscape architects have designed innovative natural play for children in urban parks, schools, nurseries and historic landscapes across the country – exciting work that we find richly rewarding.