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Our newest portfolio showcases how schools transformed their underutilised spaces into vibrant and colourful playspaces through a collaborative process with…
Imagine planning to build a playground. Traditionally, you’d start with an architect or landscape architect to nail down your concept.However,…
Creo PlayShapes are the ultimate rubber creations that you can add to your playspace project. Safe, durable and custom-made.
In playground design, the emphasis often falls on the big structures, such as slides, swings, and platforms. Yet, the smaller,…
Lead times in playground projects can often stretch your timelines, pushing back those exciting grand openings. However, there’s good news:…
Urban environments are rapidly transforming, and at the heart of this change is the integration of playspaces—areas designed not just…
Inclusive design is not a trend but necessary for integrating people of all abilities. This playspace design fosters connections as…
Choosing the right surface material is crucial when designing a playspace for your school. Wet pour rubber is a standout…
Are you in the process of creating a play space that looks inviting and feels cohesive and connected? Understanding the…
Choosing a suitable surface for a playspace is not just a matter of aesthetics. It’s an important decision impacting safety,…
Adding music to a playspace? Well, apart from the laughs and giggles, these areas can be enriched with many different…
From junk playgrounds, moving on to metal, plastic, nature play and recycled products. Equipment in a playspace can vary with…
As we enter 2024, playground design continues to evolve, reflecting the dynamic needs of urban development, child development, and community…
If you are designing a playspace and want to include thrilling challenges for users, considering climbing options is a great…
When it comes to designing a playground, safety and functionality are crucial. A key component in achieving this is the…
Play spaces are much more than just some platforms, swings and slides. From the early days of “junk” playgrounds to…
Do you have a small area and you need a new play space? The answer could lie in a pocket…
If you are in the process of upgrading your school playground, it is essential to know which ones are out…
Building a new playground is an exciting venture. Many jump into this project with a DIY spirit, armed with enthusiasm…
If you are looking to build a new playground, you might be struggling to organise or add equipment or design…
When considering the budget for your playground project, you’ll probably consider the value of the space over time. In our…
Undertaking a playground project can seem daunting, but with a collaborative design approach, this complexity transforms into a seamless and…
Creo ECE Buyers Guide is your handbook to building the perfect playspace for your Learning Centre.
Playgrounds are more than just a place for children to have fun and let off some steam. They play a…
In recent years, there has been a growing recognition of the importance of multigenerational playgrounds. These unique spaces are designed…
In playground design, it is easy to forget the importance of surface design. Far from being just a backdrop, the…
Building a playground is an exciting venture, whether it’s for a school, community centre, or public park. However, one of…
In the summer scorcher days, water playgrounds emerge as an oasis for children and families. These unique spaces provide relief…
Playgrounds are traditionally seen as areas with basic play equipment – poles, platforms, and slides. However, there’s a growing recognition…
Playground towers, key components in children’s play areas, offer a world of adventure, challenge, and learning. These structures, varying in…
You might be considering artificial surfacing for its ability to create tidy, clean spaces. It’s a fantastic way to maintain…
Choosing the right approach to build a playground can be challenging. You might opt for a basic approach with limited…
Swings are a staple in all playgrounds. That is why so many options have become popular over the years. This…
Making a playground with a purpose and real intention might seem like an obvious option. However, intentional playground design is…
Ensuring the safety and compliance of playgrounds is essential to getting your project approved andavoiding any surprises along the way,…
We all know playgrounds are meant to be fun, thrilling, and challenging. They can also be a focused environment for…
When you first see a playground, the colours catch your eye. But these colours do more than make the space…
If you want to know the common issues with playground equipment, you came to the right place. Playgrounds should be…
Think about your local playground. It’s more than swings and slides. It’s where friendships are made and adventures start. But…
Monkey bars are a traditional feature of playgrounds worldwide, offering a blend of fun and physical development for children. This…
Natural playgrounds are growing in our urban spaces as the connection between human and nature bring enormous benefits for mental…
Getting your playground funding underway can be one of the most challenging tasks when starting a project. Having the space…
Think of a playground. You probably picture swings, slides, and giggles all around. But there’s so much more to it.…
You have a playground that needs to become inclusive, and you wonder how to achieve it. With the new play…
When you’re planning a playground, one of the biggest decisions you’ll face is choosing the right surface. Concrete and wet-pour…
When it comes to setting up a playground, the equipment you choose plays a very important role. The differences of…
Creo Playground surfacing guide is what you need to open the book of inspiration for your next play space project.
Introduction Wet-pour rubber surfacing is the go-to choice for many schools, early learning centres and public spaces. Its smooth finish,…
Childcare is a space for children to learn, grow, and, of course, have fun. Choosing your childcare playground surface is…
Playground equipment plays a significant role in our communities, providing spaces for children to explore, learn, and create memories. As…
Elevating Your Playground with Shade When planning or upgrading your childcare playground, one element stands out as both functional and…
The Magic of Modular Play Equipment Have you ever wondered how modular play equipment can revolutionise your playground? As the…
A childcare playground is not just an area for kids to play; it’s a place for learning and is essential…
Playground, as vibrant community space, irresistibly draw people in. With their energy, laughter, and cherished memories, they naturally bridge communities.…
A thematic playground design can be an excellent option for your space, offering kids a unique and imaginative play experience.But…
Early childhood education is crucial for children’s development. In these formative years, they cultivate skills that influence their behavioural and…
When planning the ideal playground, the comprehensive services of a full service design and build playground company stand out. Their…
You could be looking to build your playground now or want to know more about what goes into playground design…
Low play value equipment is an issue on almost every playground. Play value is the standard by which we measure…
A school’s walls can be much more than boundaries. They hold the potential to become dynamic platforms for learning, creativity,…
Indoor playgrounds have become a staple in many urban areas, offering children a safe and exciting place to play regardless…
Imagine a playground that goes beyond the traditional swings and slides to offer a multi-sensory experience for children.Welcome to the…
So, you’re all set to build a playground. That’s fantastic! Now comes the crucial part: deciding who should bring your…
Today, we’re diving into simple yet creative ways to add a green touch to your school playground. The best part?…
Playground Inspirations is the theme of our newest portfolio. See how your play space dream can turn into reality.
Our latest guide is out, and it’s ready for you to dive into all the information we’ve gathered for your…
At Creo, we believe in the power of innovation, sustainability, and fun. That is why we are excited to announce…
Play Value is a transformative idea in the world of playground design. It’s not merely about the quantity of equipment…
https://vimeo.com/906225813?share=copy When you think of a playground, chances are you visualise children laughing, going all over, and having a blast.…
https://vimeo.com/877268619?share=copy You might have noticed that children are more on their screens than actually experiencing the world. Also, with a…
Adventure playgrounds are more than mere play areas for children; they are a revolution in how we think about children’s…
The Power of Play in Holiday Park Playground Design Holiday parks are cherished destinations for families seeking relaxation, excitement, and…
Playgrounds are going through a revolution, and in 2023 we can see that first-hand with playground design. These new spaces…
If you’ve landed on this page, it’s quite likely that you’re pondering on creating an entertaining and engaging affordable school…
The process of designing a playground can be very complex. That is why we have compiled 50 ways to improve…
When thinking of playground design, classic play elements like swings, slides, and climbing towers might pop into your mind first.…
Choosing the perfect surface is crucial in playground design, blending aesthetics, safety, and accessibility. From woodchips and interlocking PVC tiles…
When planning your ideal playground, you need to make choices that ensure safety and durability. One popular choice is the…
When it comes to the safety of a playground, the equipment is only half the story. An often overlooked but…
Designing an inspiring playground involves much more than simply providing a space for fun. It requires careful attention to safety,…
Whether you are considering wood chips or wet pour rubber for your playground and are still determining the best option,…
https://vimeo.com/907263548?share=copyImagine a playground where joy, exploration, and fun are the norm for everyone, regardless of physical or cognitive abilities. That’s…
If you’re reading this post, you’re likely curious about what it actually costs to building a playground in 2023. In…
If you’ve ever contemplated the advantages of partnering with a design and build company for your playground project, you’re in…
In our latest Creo portfolio, we explore 14 awesome playgrounds from around New Zealand and introduce you to Creo Creations,…
As a school, childcare centre, council, or holiday park, you have a responsibility to ensure that the play spaces in…
We have reached the last part of our budgeting series, and today is all about site preparation.  For the last…
Part 3 of our “How to budget for your playground” series is all about surfacing.     The last two…
We are on week two of our “How to Budget for your Playground” series, and today we will be talking…
Having a clear budget for your playground project is the first step in making your dream play space a reality. …
Taking on a new playground project but unsure what kind of play environment you should be looking at creating?  …
Click here to download the Creo “How to Build a Playground in 2022” Guide Unprescribed play is a concept that…
Here are the 4 key elements included in a Creo concept.    Click here to download the Creo “How to…
If you’re starting to think about a new playground project or are looking to transform your existing outdoor spaces but…
One of the most common questions we get asked by clients looking to work with Creo is: “Do we have…
In this Creo Project Portfolio we show you 11 inspirational projects from around New Zealand.
Taking on a playground design and build project is very exciting and we know you just can’t wait to have…
Definitions, Approaches, and Why It’s Important. School playground design… is it necessary? Building a school playground is just a matter…
Playgrounds are places of adventure and laughter, where children can have fun, interact with each other, and explore their abilities…
We’ve worked side by side with clients over the years helping them create the play space of their dreams. Through…
There is so much more to a playground than just the equipment. But we also know that getting great equipment…
  Creating an exciting new play space for your childcare center requires a lot of planning and consideration, and the…
One of the biggest questions you might have when thinking about updating your school playground is: “How much is it…
Are you thinking about updating or creating an exciting play space with Creo but not too sure where to start?…
This guide covers everything you need to know about designing and building a new playground in New Zealand.
In this Creo Project Portfolio we show you 12 inspirational projects from around New Zealand.
This 35 page book features inspirational playspace ideas from existing Early Childhood Centre play spaces designed by Creo.
This guide offers 50 simple ideas for activating underutilised spaces and increasing play and learning in your school playground.
The summer holidays are upon us, meaning it’s time to get outside and enjoy some fun in the sun with…
No matter how fun they are, public playgrounds always face some challenges when it comes to their design and construction.…
Whether you’re designing a new play space or remodelling an existing one, it’s important to use the space efficiently and…
The importance of play as an essential element in children’s development cannot be understated. Because of this, creating play spaces…
If you own or manage a Holiday Park, it’s likely that your playgrounds are at the centre of your business.…
Springtime is almost upon us and with it comes warmer weather, new growth, and the chance to take the classroom…
Building a new subdivision playground can seem like an overwhelming task because there are so many challenges to overcome, but…
Sand play is a fantastic natural learning opportunity that promotes imagination, creativity, cause and effect type play, and creates an…
Schools across New Zealand are beginning to shift their priorities from not only developing their playground, but utilizing their entire…
When we talk to schools about what they want to do with their outdoor spaces, most say they would like…
We are all aware of the importance of teaching children about planting, harvesting, and eating their own fruits and vegetables.…
While still important, swings and slides no longer dominate New Zealand’s school playground design. Nowadays schools are taking learning outside,…
When it comes to building or upgrading a childcare centre playspace there is a multitude of services to work with.…
There’s an old saying that goes ‘a goal without a plan is just a wish’. When it comes to developing…
At Creo we have come up with our top 5 outdoor play spaces in Early Childhood Centres. These play spaces…
Sand is another natural element that adds hours of fun to your playspace. Children are instinctively drawn to it, making…
In the ECE environment, fixed play equipment is a contentious issue. Often there is not the space for big traditional…
Water is a natural element that adds a sensory dimension to a playspace. Children can spend hours playing with water,…
At Creo, we see many schools who have ended up with odd spaces between, behind, and beside buildings after years…
In this article, we look at 5 key principles of playground design and how they can be used to create a successful public playspace.
When it comes to New Zealand’s playground design, there are a number of ways to ensure a high performing space that can stimulate the brain and motivate the body.
At Creo, we’re conscious that the decisions we make in design and product selection can have long-lasting effects on the environment. With this in mind, we design our spaces for minimal impact; focusing on the areas of Design, Material Sourcing, and Maintenance.
Discover the 5 most compelling reasons why you should consider putting a Playground Makeover at the top of your to-do list.
There appears to be a ‘Destination Playground’ trend on the rise, lead by a handful of city councils in New Zealand.
We’re seeing several growing trends in playground design. Here’s a look at the five major playground trends of 2017.