Woodland Escape designs beautiful, natural spaces to enhance play, creativity and relaxation.



Early ChildhooD

At Woodland Escape we believe play spaces should not just look good for adults, but also be creative, adaptable, child-centered and fun.  We pride ourselves on working with you and your community to create a space that is unique to your needs and represents your community's ideas. We use natural materials wherever possible and create spaces where a child's connection to nature is valued and their play is enhanced.


Whether it's supporting you with a large project or assisting as you get started with a smaller one, Woodland Escape can work with your school community to create outdoor-learning areas that are beautiful, educational and foster a sense of environmental stewardship amongst students.



We can help you create a garden that is functional, useful and relaxing.  Whether it's helping you with a specific project - like creating a vegetable garden, assisting with maintenance or designing and managing a garden makeover, Woodland Escape can help you turn your garden into a space you'll love to be in.

We really appreciated the way Emma offered different options and helped us identify the features to include in our plan. She was great at coming up with ideas which could be implemented at little or no cost, as well as longer term project ideas. The plan she developed has been an important tool for internal and external consultation, grant applications and working with contractors.
— Shirley Playcentre
After our rebuild we asked Emma to draw up a plan (south facing garden on a steep slope) for us. She not only did a plan but advised which plants would be most appropriate for the site. After putting down coir matting, Emma and Jonelle then went on to plant - which is no mean feat given the gradient. Then irrigation went in and finally bark. All that was 5 months ago and the plants, all 70 of them, are thriving and flowering. Would highly recommend Emma, she has insight as to which plants are compatible and where they should be placed, is easy to work with and has some brilliant ideas. She made it so easy for us.
— Garry and Patricia