Outdoor play areas must be safe for all children whether they are in private gardens or public playgrounds in parks or schools. Using materials like play-approved sand or bark as a ground covering is one of the best ways to minimise the risk of injury in children’s play areas.
Bark chippings or pine play nuggets are excellent at absorbing impacts which makes them ideal for use as a surface covering in any area where children are at risk from falling. They are commonly seen in public parks around playground areas because they increase safety while retaining a natural appearance that other surface coverings do not.
Many play areas either private or public contain a sandpit for children to enjoy, and it is imperative that the sand material is suitable for them. The play-grade silver play sand is the perfect sandpit material as the particles are smooth, round and non-staining. It is also the same material used in the long jump pits of schools and in the creation of artificial beaches.
Springbridge supply different sizes of bulk bags for bark chippings and silver sand, making it easy to ensure your child play area is as safe as possible. Bulk bags of play-approved products are recommended as they provide enough of the play-grade materials to cover the required area to the necessary depth for safe play.