Why You Should Have Soft Play Equipment in Your Playground

/ / Playgrounds

Designing a playground and want to appeal to those aged five years and younger? Soft play equipment may be your answer.

In this article we’ll discuss the benefits of including soft play equipment when designing a playground, the educational and development advantages of doing so and how Kidzspace can help. 

The Advantages of Soft Play Equipment for Your Playground

There are many benefits to including soft play equipment in your playground design. In this section, we’ll go through some of the reasons this is a popular choice with many of our clients.

Indoor/Outdoor Play

When you think of “soft play equipment” probably one of the first things that springs to mind is indoor play areas in public places like restaurants or shopping centres.

But the truth is, depending on the type of equipment you choose, soft play equipment can be used for both indoor and outdoor play. With the right shade options, you can create a suitable space using soft play equipment that is suitable to a variety of weather conditions.

Sensory Stimulation

Research suggests that soft play equipment is useful in providing sensory stimulation. This makes it a perfect option when you’re designing a playground for those who become overwhelmed in crowds, or are younger and still discovering how to play with others.

Development & Learning

Because many children’s first experience of playing with other children their age is through soft play solutions, the benefits it has on your child’s social interaction is undeniable.

Even at a young age, children can engage with others and learn key skills in their development such as sharing, communication, taking turns, expression and more. 


There is a lot of variety when it comes to choosing the right kind of soft play equipment for your playground.  Examples of soft play solutions include:
– bean bags
– soft ball pits
– foam blocks
– climbing walls
– mats
– obstacle courses
– tunnels

Good for All Ages

There was once a time when soft play equipment was designed for toddlers or babies. That is not the case today. Because of the variety of soft play equipment out there, you can design a playground that appeals to children (and even parents) of all ages. You just have to think creatively!


Of course, it would be remiss of us not to mention one of the major reasons our clients choose soft play equipment for their playgrounds. Safety!

No matter how much you try to protect them, children are more susceptible to injury. But with soft play equipment you reduce some of the risk and danger associated with playing on regular playground equipment.

How Kidzspace Can Help

For over 40 years, the team at Kidzspace has specialised in play equipment and playgrounds for schools that children love.

Regardless of budget or individual requirements, our design team has the knowledge and capabilities to provide you with the right option for your playground, complete with engaging, imaginative soft play equipment.

Find out more about our range of soft play equipment by getting in touch with the experienced Kidzspace team.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *