Robinia Balancing


Down-to-earth learning 

Balance is a self-challenging game which embeds vital life skills into a child without them even noticing. It is often a simple concept, but whether it is a beam, a row of stilts or a wobble bridge the lure to ‘just try me’ is irresistible. Once a child embarks on a balance trial trail they return to it again and again until walking across the lily pads or the three beams becomes as natural as walking. 

The features can be as basic as a row of tree stumps, but it is still a test and one that delivers, like all the equipment, important development in terms of training eyesight and concentration that will prepare the child for school and make learning easier. Balance also stimulates the imagination. To a child, the row of steps can become the only route across a crocodile-filled lagoon or pit of molten lava and this they share with others developing social interaction skills.


The Single balance beam is a great playground classic, that attracts children again and again. It can function as playground glue, connecting activities. It can also function as a point for a break, providing seating for children sharing, or parents or carers in need of a point from which to...
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The Double balance beam is a great playground classic, that attracts children again and again. It can function as playground glue, connecting activities. It can also function as a point for a break, providing seating for children sharing, or parents or carers in need of a point from which to...
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The Triple balance beam is a great playground classic, that attracts children again and again. It can function as playground glue, connecting activities. It can also function as a point for a break, providing seating for children sharing, or parents or carers in need of a point from which to...
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This fine meeting post makes an assembly place or signage in the landscape. It can be used for different play purposes as well: A refuge in tag or other games. Or a place to go if you are better off alone: really angry, or in need of saying bad words, for instance.

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Stilts

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The Stilts are a playground classic that appeal to children time and time again. Stilts have a basic play message of, balance without touching the ground. The Stilts invite jumping or balancing from one side to the other. They can also be used as individual seats and cater for meeting and...
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The Wobble Bridge attracts children to try out their balancing skills. The horizontal logs are responsive to every movement, training important physical skills such as using balance and muscles in feet, legs, core and arms to adjust equilibrium. For less trained bridge-walkers, the side beams add

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The Rope Bridge, with its classic appeal, keeps children practising tight rope walks again and again. The lower rope can be balanced on with or without the upper rope support. Learning and practising how to balance on different surfaces is fundamental for the mastery of all other motor skills. The...
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The Water Lilies Balance Posts appeal to children who love to play 'The Ground is Lava' game. The Water Lilies invite jumping or balancing from one to the next. The can also be used as individual seats and cater for meeting and exchanging. The Water Lilies are wide so appeal to children who are...
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The Balance Posts with Rope appeal to children immediately. When walking or jumping from pole to pole, children train their proprioception and sense of balance, both skills are fundamental in confidently managing the body in its surroundings. This is important for instance when navigating street...
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The Waterlilies Balance Post adds a nice gathering point to the play area. With its floral shape, the Waterlilies Balance Post will accommodate play items that children bring to the playground. Toddlers often bring their favorite toys to the playground, and the possibility of storing them is

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The Balance Beam on Springs is a playground classic. It appeals hugely to children's eagerness to play and try out challenges in play. The springs make the beam rock slightly, a particularly popular feature in children's play equipment. Children love it when they get immediate response to their

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The Dynamic Bar is a fantastic playground thrill. It attracts all children, younger as well as older. The primary attraction is the responsiveness of the horizontal balance beam which moves as children walk on it. Holding on to the support rope, children are provided with a secure grip. This is an

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The Balance Combination has a variety of balance activities. The steps on the one beam encourage jumping and balancing from one to the next. The solid beam on the next pole has an additional rope support, to cater for less confident balancing acrobats. When walking or jumping from pole to pole,...
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The Suspension Bridge attracts children to practise their balancing skills, running back and forth repeatedly. A main part of the attraction is the responsiveness of the bridge planks, for every step the child takes, important physical skills are trained to maintain balance, strengthen bone...
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The Balance Plus is a playground classic, that attracts children again and again. It can function as playground glue, connecting activities. It can also function as a point for a break, providing seating for children, parents or carers in need of a point from which to observe play. When children...
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A good sense of balance also helps the child be active – skills like kicking a ball or running both draw on the child’s ability to balance right. Robinia balancing equipment can be placed in numerous ways – alone, together, or in a line like miniature obstacle course. Your needs, your choice, your playground.

Besides being great fun, these activities combine to help children train their sense of balance, muscle strength and bone density. The use of natural Robinia allows the sense of being close to nature and with an almost infinite number of ways of combining the features each play area has its own unique quality.

The Robinia tree is a triumph of nature. As a tree, at every level it performs. It grows in poor soils, it feeds nitrogen into the earth encouraging other plants, it flowers to be the source of Acadia honey, its leaves breathe out Co2. It adapts well in urban areas, gracing many boulevards and streets. When cut as timber, the stump regenerates and grows back quickly. It is highly sustainable. The timber is fine-grained, strong and durable - the perfect material for play features. 

How do we get started? 

Finding the right products from the extensive range is the starting point. We encourage you to click and to be inspired by the amazing playgrounds we have installed around the world. Our very competent and experienced support team can then help you translate your wish list into your unique outdoor solution. Feel free to contact us and ask all your questions or to receive a quote.

Which is the most popular feature?

With balance is it a hard question since they are activity driven and kids tend to hop from one to another like bees gathering pollen. However, where there’s a cableway the children love the additional thrill and might nominate it. 

What preservation does the wood need?

Robinia as a tight grained hardwood has a natural quality that resists rot and pests. KOMPAN Robinia, from the day of installation, has an industry-leading 15-year warranty. In the US the warranty is 10 years. 

What is the best safety surface?

This is balance, not high wire, and the tumble distance is minimal. So it comes down to preference, but for play potential and minimal maintenance we’d urge you to look at the possibilities in colour from installing Flexotop™ as the safety surface.


Need advice?

We have nearly 50 years of experience, and will support you throughout the project.

 

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