Playing is central to children’s physical, mental, social and emotional health and wellbeing and therefore to their families and to communities as a whole. All children have an inborn urge to play and research suggests that playing has an impact on the physical and chemical development of the brain – influencing children’s ability to ‘adapt to, survive, thrive and shape their social and physical environments
We believe that for children, play is not a luxury but a necessity, and that every child should be provided with a secure environment in which to play regardless of their abilities or social background.
Play brings children together. Our facilities are constructed in such a way that all children may enjoy them, regardless of their physical capabilities. As a rule, all our play parks and playgrounds are equipped with special features that allow children with disabilities or in wheelchairs to join in. By creating inclusive play facilities today, we create an inclusive society in the future.
Play stimulates the imagination. Our play play parks literally transport children to another world, from grey, cold urban landscapes to colourful ships, slides, swings, pyramids and skate ramps.
We believe that play is a necessity. And we are not alone – in 1989, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights officially established play as a universal right for every child.
All our play parks are secure. All our equipment is certified in accordance with European safety standards for children’s playground equipment.
Inclusive playgrounds by Naked Heart Foundation in the UK:
- Barnfield Estate, Barnfield Road, Woolwich, SE18 3HU
- 109 Upper Mann Street, Liverpool, L8 6TS
- Cambuslang Public Park, 51 Cairns Rd, Cambuslang, Glasgow, G72 8PZ