Shannon - Paradise Landscapes

Shannon - Paradise Landscapes

3 Inspiring Childcare Adventure Spaces

Children love to play and they’re always looking for new ways to have fun. Having a dedicated adventure space doesn’t just give them the space to play. It also provides much-needed exercise, time in the sun, and a great mix of creative and physical learning. It’s also a great way to introduce children to nature, sustainability and the environment.

At Paradise Landscapes, we believe that creative garden and playground designs are the best way to encourage learning and enjoyment. Here are a few of our favourite ideas to spark your imagination.

The Pirate Ship

Remember when you used to go to the park and play on the pirate ship designs? It meant endless hours of enjoyment lurking through an “abandoned ship” as a salty sea dog.

Children love to create stories and bring them to life. Pirate ship designs are often suited to larger outdoor areas and they will provide your children countless hours of fun.

If you really want your new play area to spark the imagination, consider the following features:

  • Sand
  • Small palm trees
  • Tan bar
  • Small logs (for buried treasure)
  • Tough plants that will withstand a child’s weight including
    • Lamb’s ear
    • Willow
    • Feather reed grass

Simple and cost-effective, your little matey will love their new play area. As a playground design specialist in Auckland, we can help you create the perfect adventure space. Your child will enjoy looking for that buried treasure in the comfort of your yard or childcare centre.

Vegetable Patch

Teaching children about the benefits of growing their own produce is an important life skill. Not only does it encourage them to get their hands dirty, it means they are learning valuable agricultural lessons. Choosing the right seeds is important to get your child engaged. Some plants that are ideal for a veggie patch include:

  • Scented Geraniums
  • Roses
  • Marigold
  • Mint
  • Basil
  • Lemon Balm
  • Beans

Adventure Playground

A play area doesn’t have to take up a lot of space. Even if you are limited in your garden area, you can still bring it to life. The most common accessories for an adventure space include:

  • Play sets
  • Swings
  • Monkey bars
  • Trampolines

Sand pits and small fish ponds are also perfect for young children. The ponds will serve as a mini aquarium and teach children about domestic marine life such as goldfish. There are many plants that you can invest in to bring the space to life.

  • Snapdragons
  • Lavender (Great for improving a child’s breathing)
  • Fairy bells
  • Tall grasses like sedge and wild oats
  • Weeping trees


It doesn’t matter how you transform your childcare adventure space, the important thing is that they have fun. As a leading landscaping company in Auckland, our work is guaranteed. If you would like to know more about our services, contact Paradise Landscapes today.

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