Abbortsford House play area

Fantastic Festive Activities at Timberplay Scotland Sites

Christmas is approaching, making it a wonderful time to visit some of our clients’ sites in Scotland. During the festive season there are lots of activities and attractions on offer to make your visit special, from Santas’ grottos to storytelling to new years’ walks. Here’s our roundup of some of the festive activities taking place … Continued

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Vote Now for Nenagh Town Park in People’s Choice Awards

We are delighted to hear that Nenagh Town Park in Ireland is in the running for People’s Choice Award for Landscape Architecture. Voting is now open on the Irish Landscape Institute inaugural People’s Choice Award for Landscape Architecture. Visit the voting page and select the thumbs up icon to vote. Voting is open until October … Continued

Attendees at Timberplay Scotland's Planning for Play seminar

Planning for Play Seminar at Dumfries House

After launching our award-winning play space at Dumfries House we wanted to invite our colleagues and contemporaries along to explore the space and learn more about the thinking and planning that was behind it, so we decided to run the seminar – Planning For Play. In true Timberplay Scotland style, our guests spent as much … Continued

Timberplay Scotland awarded Nancy Ovens award

Harmony Outdoor Area by Timberplay Scotland Wins Nancy Ovens Award

We’re celebrating over at Dumfries House Estate today after being awarded a Nancy Ovens award for our Harmony Outdoor Play Space. The free play space at Dumfries House was created as an extension of the STEM learning centre, and offers children opportunities to explore the four natural elements – earth, air, fire and water – … Continued

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‘Planning for Play’ Seminar At Dumfries House

Timberplay Scotland will be running a seminar at the award-winning Harmony Outdoor Area at Dumfries House in Ayrshire this week. Last month we completed our third outdoor play landscape for Dumfries House Estate. Created as an outdoor ‘natural elements’ learning space for the new Morphy Richards Engineering Building, it encompasses interactive features that allow children to … Continued


Harmony Outdoor Area at Dumfries House Now Launched

Our latest play space is now open at Dumfries House in Ayrshire. The Harmony Outdoor Area is a multi-sensory experience that allows children to experiment with the elements – earth, air, fire and water, whilst learning how to manage the inherent risks in outdoor sensory play. The space is a free play area for local … Continued


Easter Weekend Activities With Great Play Areas

Easter weekend is almost upon us and children are chomping at the bit for fun, adventure, and, of course, chocolate eggs. We’re spoilt for choice in Scotland for excellent family days out, and this weekend there’s an opportunity to visit some of Timberplay Scotland’s latest play sites, whilst also taking part in some fun activities. … Continued


Planning for Play in Town Regeneration Projects

Historically, town planning hasn’t always placed due importance on space for play, but town regeneration projects starting to take place across Scotland offer councils and stakeholders a second chance to incorporate play spaces into their communities. We believe that play is a vital element of any community, and that the best way to ensure that … Continued


Timberplay Scotland Revamps Drumlanrig Estate Adventure Playground

Timberplay Scotland created this play combination for the Drumlanrig Estate in Dumfries and Galloway.  Their existing adventure playground had welcomed thousands of children for the last 30 years, so we needed to create something for them that would last for thousands more! We worked with Head Countryside Ranger Richard Clarke and his team on the … Continued