Posted 31 August 2016
Joe, Jocelyn and Alex attended a two-day study tour and seminar as guests of Timberplay at Richter Spielgerate’s headquarters in Frasdolf, Germany. Richter Spielgerate is a renowned play equipment manufacturer built on strong principles that reflect an appreciation for a child’s right to play, and a respect for its people, materials and the surrounding environment.
Over the two days delegates attended local playground tours, a factory tour and various lectures on subjects including risk, materials and play value. What quickly became apparent was Richter’s passion for material quality and the importance of providing play opportunities that focus on balancing risk with return; believing no child will learn about risk if they are wrapped in cotton wool.
As Define prepare reserved matters application packages on several large scale residential developments, the relationship and knowledge shared with both Richter and Timberplay will be crucial in creating high quality, fun play spaces for future generations.