Safari MK Soft Play Centre
I have worked very closely with Gordon & Fiona Forster on their new venture of a top class children's soft play venue in Milton Keynes. The vision of Gordon and Fiona was to not only provide a fantastic place for children to play but also provide specially designed spaces for children to develop there learning skills and use their imagination. I created a jungle based design concept for the soft play venue and put together a series of designs based on the ideas and budget Gordon & Fiona provided.
My Concept Designs Provided For Safari MK
Once the designs were agreed – I also then provided a complete colour scheme for the rest of the soft play centre to compliment the murals that were going to be used throughout.
I developed a bespoke collection of Jungle animal characters for the new play centre which I painted in the main entrance to the play barn so the animals greeted you as you came in, and I also painted the characters on boards across large areas of wall within the main play area. I also created a colourful lively tropical palm designfor the large areas of wall above the imagination huts. This transformed the whole feel of the space from a blank, bland industrial unit into a bright, exciting inspiring space for children to play.
No soft play centre or play barn is complete without Party Rooms, and Safari MK has five fantastic ones. Glow in the Dark which I designed with a City scene mural using Glow in the Dark paint, and this theme really appealed to slightly older children as well. Then the other rooms included a Football themed room, a Pirate themed room and a Princess and Knight party room. By the time Safari MK opened the party rooms were already extremely booked up, which just showed how much theming the rooms with murals worked.
"We came to Joanna with a vague idea of what we wanted about developing artwork for our large soft play centre. Her enthusiasm, imagination and attention to detail gave a fresh focus to the project and brought it to life. The results are truly stunning and continue to get comments from our customers on a daily basis. Not only is the quality of Joanna's work fantastic but her project management skills and organisation to deliver all the various murals we wanted were second to none. Finally, Joanna was a pleasure to work with from start to finish and we missed her once she had gone!"