Based just on the edge of the South Downs National Park in the heart of Hampshire, Hand Made Places has seen huge growth since its inception in 2000. We started life in a garage with one man designing, making and building everything almost single handedly. Our Hand Made home now is a 30,000 sq ft building that contains our traditional yet modern workshop and offices. Hand Made Places is a division of Broxap Ltd, enabling us to provide a one-stop solution for not only playground equipment but also street furniture, shelters and sports equipment.
Encouraging children to be active and play outdoors is becoming increasingly difficult as they opt to spend time indoors on a variety of technological devices. The lack of outdoor activity has contributed to the increased obesity amongst children. According to figures from the NHS, around 10% of children are obese in their first year of school. We at Hand Made Places specialise in designing, manufacturing and installing high quality timber playgrounds to encourage outdoor learning and play at schools, and here we explain why we do what we do.