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Sensory Dome

A world of wonder & thrilling climbing

Touching, feeling, seeing. The Sensory Dome is a wondrous sensory playscape that combines thrilling climbing with numerous sensory play explorations. It is designed to allow children to genuinely play together across all levels and abilities.

Thrilling climbing & chilling meeting

The huge nets are suspended vertically and horizontally to allow for thrilling climbs with meeting points for chilling. The age-appropriate training of muscles and motor skills when crawling, climbing, and navigating through the net-scapes of the Sensory Dome provides children with important play benefits such as strength, stability, and confidence in moving.

On the very top of the Dome, a grassy-surface meeting point offers a bouncy, fun-to-touch space to rest. On the ground level, varied nets sway when children climb above, creating playful movement and a sense of unity among friends. The transparency of the Sensory Dome makes it a play unit for intense cooperation, consideration, and communication across levels and activities. On the ground level, every activity is accessible and makes sense for all abilities.

Components

Highest quality ropes

The Sensory Dome is created using top-quality Hercules ropes. A special steel reinforced rope type that is highly durable and impossible to wear through.

Galvanized steel frame

The steel frame consists of a hot-dip galvanized inside and outside with lead-free zinc according to global safety standards for playground equipment.

Corocord aluminium champs

Corocord aluminum champs are used as connectors between steel posts and ropes. Two aluminum castings are screwed together. The height of the clamps is variable.

Product

Sensory Dome

Sensory and physical play explorations

Sense of touch

On the very top of the Dome, a grassy, fun-to-touch surface meeting point offers a bouncy, fun-to-touch space to rest.

Sense of movement

A swaying, blue Loop is suspended to the nets and reflects the movements of the friends climbing the nets above. It is also a spot for social interaction.

Optical illusion

The optic panels create a sense of wonder with their moiré-like visual effects, which encourage logical thinking.

Sense of touch & body pressure

Novel net-rolls add to the sensory play experience when lying or roller-gliding on the back or stomach

Logical thinking

Thanks to their differently colored sides, the vertically suspended rollers allow children to create their own patterns and signals, which encourages creativity.

Designed to support inclusiveness

The Sensory Dome is meticulously designed to promote play for all abilities. The inside of the net structure is designed to provide passage for children in wheelchairs or children who need support from a caregiver with pathways and extra-large zones to turn a wheelchair around.

On the ground level, varied nets sway when children climb above, creating playful movement and a sense of unified play. The transparency of the Sensory Dome makes it a play space for intense cooperation, consideration, and communication across levels and activities. On the ground level, every activity is accessible and makes sense for all abilities.

Research

The why, what and how of sensory play

Learn more about the benefits of sensory play in the research by the KOMPAN Play Institute.

The Sensory Dome features a rich variety of novel play activities that intrigue, retain and develop children of all abilities in play. This makes the Sensory Dome a uniquely intense play space to wonder, feel, move and make friends.

Jeanette Fich Jespersen, Head of KOMPAN Play Institute

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