Robinia Themed Play

A matter of perspective 

Themed play is the ticket to exploring and understanding life. Using familiar connotations children are given the opportunity to place themselves in daily situations; filling the car with petrol, steering the boat, routine procedures somehow given age-relevant significance, enabling the child to find its own place in the world. It is the little things that trigger imaginations, the addition of a credit card slot on the petrol pump, helps encourage organisational skills. 

In addition, the presence of an owl, a parrot or an iguana, breaks open new thought processes and by sharing these thoughts and ideas stimulates language and the ability to communicate.

Robinia is the preferred material for KOMPAN’s nature products. Known as Black Locust in its native USA, it is now an intercontinental plant, having first been introduced to Europe just over four centuries ago.

The Robinia tree itself 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 resilient; it naturally repels fungi and bugs - the perfect material for long-lasting 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.

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.

How do we ensure to maintain the nice colours and wooden glow?

KOMPAN offers a programme in different levels to assist customers with playground maintenance.

Can KOMPAN provide documents for sustainable sourcing of the wood?

Yes, all Robinia play sculptures have FSC certification, these are available on request.

Need advice?

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


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