Hello there, we’re PODS Products and we design and make the coolest and most innovative sensory play spaces in this world and the universe. We truly have always been excited by being captured by experiences and creative spaces.
We are designers, dreamers and wannabe astronauts. Years of imaginative play has turned into years of creative thinking and design in making PODS. We understand the need for children to have their own space to relax, learn and play.
When we started, we set out to do what we love, to combine everything we adore about design, technology and imagination, but most of all, it had to be fun.
Wanting to create something completelty new, our path to innovation is revolutionary. Our intrinsic belief is that the design of PODS must be an environment for imaginations to run wild in hours of experiential play and relaxation. We created our adventure portals to be the facilitator to wonderful play, taking mini explorers on a journey through many magical experiences.
Meet The Founder
“As a child growing up I was quite practical, making dens in the woods, makeshift tents out of sheets and fortresses out of cushions. But most of all it was my imagination that harnessed my creativity. Unashamedly playing with toys right up to the start of secondary school, I was constantly lost for hours in imaginary worlds.
With disability in the extended family, from a young age I had seen how living with special needs affects family life.
Being one of the oldest at school, I was paired with an autistic boy who I helped at lunchtimes. I was there at his times of meltdown and saw how he used to hide under tables to create his own space. The trick was to surround him with calm and relaxation, which of course can be a challenging environment to create under pressure.
This got me thinking about a ‘calming safe space’ where a child can be themselves, have their own place and feel like being in another world.
I gained an engineering background from my Dad, a mechanic and model engineer. Coupled with years of studying music and structural design experience, my creative curiosity and experience with children with sensory needs led me to design PODS.
The Story so Far
The product was developed and has been improving since 2014, with continued enhancements to the interchageable environments we create for children.
In 2018 my daughter was born and I was able to give her that immersive sensory experience through PODS Play.
In 2019 the addition of themed audiobooks, ebooks and sound effects gave me the opportunity to get even more creative and build a deeper imaginary world that I used to seek when I was a child.
I want to make a difference and encourage children with imaginative playtime, as I had in my childhood. I decided that I didn’t want my own kids to be “glued to screens” - I want them to explore, create, imagine in hours of magical play.
We now see PODS help so many children from imagination and learning, to relaxation and sensory time.”