Teenagers are sometimes overlooked when it comes to the playground. Many sites only have equipment that is suitable for those who are 12 and under so there’s not always a lot for teenagers to do. This is true of both schools and public playgrounds. However, it doesn’t have to remain that way! Discover our top picks for playground activities for teenagers.
Sports playground markings are perfect for teenagers because all they need to get going will be minimal equipment (like balls and bats) and a decision on teams. Teenagers can be independent enough to run their own games, which means that they can be free to have fun with their friends and not need someone watching over them as closely. Some of our popular sports court markings include basketball, football, netball, tennis and capture the flag. These sports are perfect for improving co-ordination, strategic thinking, teamwork, and even inspiring a bit of healthy competition.
Assault courses are great for improving strength and agility, making them a popular choice for all ages. If your playground is open to both younger and older children, you may wish to have separate assault courses for different ages, which can be scaled up or scaled down versions of each other. The assault course doesn’t have to be high off the ground to be interesting, you can build your own trail with our playground markings and it will still get their hearts pumping! Teenagers may not be as worried about the crocodiles, but they will definitely get a lot of physical activity out of it! Don’t forget, you can make the assault course harder by challenging everyone to beat their personal best or to be more technically precise with their movements.
Some parks are starting to introduce public exercise equipment that is suitable for both adults and teenagers, so where you can include these, it would be a fantastic idea. You can also achieve results if you use our circuit training playground markings, as the same muscle groups worked by the equipment can also be targeted through activities like lunges and squats.
Seating and board games area
Part of taking a break can be simply sitting and talking to friends so don’t forget to include an area where they can sit and relax. A bit of shelter would also be ideal, given the ever-changeable weather in the UK!
If your playground is in a school, there may not be time at lunch for a full game of Monopoly (and perhaps that game might not be a good idea if you want them to be on speaking terms afterwards) but some newer board games are a lot shorter and work well for break times. We have some amazing board game playground markings that are sure to liven up their day like Twister, Chess and Snakes and Ladders.
If you’d like more information about our playground markings for teenagers, get in touch with our team today and we’d be glad to help you design your playground.