Come Play With Us – Inclusive Playspaces
Touched by Olivia was formed in Australia in 2006 by the Perkins family, following the loss of their baby daughter, Olivia. This inspired a desire to create happier, healthier lives for all children across Australia. At the heart of this concept is a child’s right to play. Through play we learn how to be part of society; play in a fundamental part of childhood.
Many play spaces in Australia do not meet the needs of their community. Physical disabilities, coupled with childhood disorders and the ever-changing demographic of stay-at-home carers, means these play spaces need to evolve. Touched by Olivia has created a unique model to deliver special places that change the way our society plays. Through extensive research we assessed communities to create special places that encourage and invite social inclusion through play.