I have been thinking a lot about playgrounds, mainly because I seem to spend an awful lot of time at them. I just think how wonderful for our children that the playground has evolved so much.
This is the kind of playground I grew up with, a see-saw, a rocket if you were lucky, some swings, a roundabout and a big slide. All laid upon hard concrete, no bouncy rubber flooring, no soft wood chips, just wonderful plain head-cracking concrete!!
To be honest, most playgrounds in England have not really evolved. This one is in the local park in my in-laws village. This photo was taken two years ago, see said see-saw, slide and swings. No round-about, no rocket but plenty of hard concrete albeit with a bit of grass if you really fly off!!
I would love to be child again and experience these wonderful playgrounds of today. They seem to have thought of everything. I suppose this is a modern day roundabout.
How much fun does this look, I know I would have been nagging my Dad to stop if I had seen one of these.
Super soft plastic slides.
Wonderful bits that move and shake.