Playtop Street, an innovative interactive system for playgrounds, offers play areas that mentally and physically simulate and challenge both children and adults.
Playtop Street is a unique interactive surface that offers a varied range of games to challenge and improve players' coordination, teamwork and problem solving skills while simultaneously engaging them in physical activity. The interactive outdoor play area is suitable for users of any age, but particularly well suited to children. It makes an excellent solution for playgrounds and educational settings and can be used to invent new games or as an educational tool.
The surface is made from recycled sports shoes and vehicle tyres and features satellites that light up in different colours and emit sounds when touched. Players can touch them with their hands or feet to engage in various games, which continuously challenge them and advance as players make progress. The games are designed to offer a stimulating, energizing play experience and make an ideal activity for energetic children.
In schoolyards and playgrounds, Playtop Street can be used to challenge kids to collaborate, to compete with their friends, with other classes, or even their teachers. The games available with the platform include Tennis, Chaos Tennis, Chaser, Speed, Battle and Wipeout. Most of these are designed for two teams and challenge players to hit as many lights as they can as quickly as possible. Chaos Tennis, which has the singles and doubles option, challenges players' spatial awareness, reaction time, speed and coordination, while Speed, which is played by one team at a time, improves their speed and collaboration skills. Battle requires quick thinking, while Tennis tests players' precision and reflexes.
Playtop Street motivates players to work together and solve various tasks while being physically active. The interactive surface is a fun solution both for creative play and educational games as it provides an ideal setting for simultaneous learning and movement. It comes in four different shapes and sizes: i-Oval (11m by 6m), i-Circle (7m in diameter), i-UFO (7m in diameter), and i-Lane (10m long).
Playtop Street was developed by Playtop Licensing Ltd., a UK-based company specializing in creating innovative surfacing for playgrounds, gaming areas, golf walkways, and pitch surrounds. The company's surfacing is the world's leading wet pour play surface, developed to minimize the risk of injury to children who fall while playing. Established in 1977, the company has supplied more than 2 million square metres of playground surfacing to over 50 countries via 35 licensees.
Watch the video below to see some of the options for interactive play available with Playtop Street.