Robinia Playhuts and Playhouses
Haven sent play
Huts or houses, they contribute the same aspect to play in the life of young children, a familiar cosiness. They are places to retreat to, to meet, share secrets, organise and plan. The play hut or house is a haven and introduction in microcosm to home life. Too small for adults, it is where they are the ‘boss’ and can create their own storylines. Open-sided with benches for the opportunity of hand eye coordination, perhaps with bucket and spade, they are inviting and the perfect place to learn how to communicate and share.
The Robinia is the perfect material. It’s closely-knit grain, lightness in colour and smoothness of surface offers a warmth that makes it irresistible to six-year-olds. It is a very tactile wood that stands up well to the trials of weather. The construction is equally friendly, no lurking nails, curved edges, so that play is totally confined to fun.