Playground Equipment for Primary Schools, Nurseries and more
If you’re looking for ways to introduce fun, interactive, and educational playground activities to your school then you have come to the right place.
With our playground equipment, you can transform your outdoor space as every piece in our collection is imaginative, entertaining, and enlightening.
From interactive play panels which attach easily to walls or stand-alone, to themed play tunnels, play trains and pirate ships, giant musical instruments, and themed benches, we have thrilling school playground equipment to cover every need.
In this guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know about our range of play panels and equipment. From their hard-wearing, sustainable properties to their customisable designs, we will explore how our playground equipment can enhance your breaktimes and playtimes.
Drawing on timeless themes beloved by children and adults, we use contemporary concepts and bright colours to create exciting games, puzzles, and activities all children adore. Find fun play equipment for schools and nurseries to keep children active, entertained, and happy all year.
From ensuring there is enough space for children to play, to themes with diverse appeal, we understand the many competing factors schools and nurseries must consider when choosing outdoor play equipment for children.
In this guide, we will cover:
Common questions around pricing and cost
Answers for installation, warranty, ordering and more
HDPE play equipment vs wooden equipment
Best UK playground equipment companies
By the time you’re finished reading, you’ll have a great understanding of the benefits of our play equipment, the investment required, and how our range compares to other playground equipment in terms of durability, eco-friendliness, and safety.
Pricing and Cost
What is the price range for your playground equipment?
The price of our playground equipment ranges from as little as £50 for some of our smaller play panels, and up to £4,755 for items like our Steam Express Train Set.
Can you provide a detailed breakdown of the pricing, including any additional costs like installation, delivery, or maintenance?
Prices of our play equipment do not include installation or any maintenance. However, maintenance is important, and we would recommend it is undertaken in line with the product which usually involves visual inspections every month, and more thorough checking every 6 months.
Delivery costs for play panels are in addition to the listed prices on our website and will vary depending on the item and where it’s being sent to. For example, small play panels sized 800mm x 595mm cost approximately £20 for delivery, and larger panels sized 1200mm x 800mm cost approximately £30.
What customisation options are available, and how do they impact the overall cost?
All of our play panels and equipment can be fully customised including themes, colours and text. Colours can be customised free of charge as long as the type of material is the same. Other alterations may incur a design fee as they often mean additional time is needed for production. Tell us your ideas and our friendly team can supply a free quote for you.
Is there any warranty for your playground equipment?
A 10 year guarantee is included in the costs of our play panels and equipment, plus a 3 year guarantee on electronics so you can rest assured our items will last for generations to come.
When is payment required?
Payment for our play panels and equipment is required upon placing the order and we will provide an invoice for this.
About our Playground Equipment
How long does it typically take from the order placement to the installation of the equipment?
This will vary throughout the year, however, order to delivery usually takes between 8-10 weeks. The play panels are simple to install, and we can provide guides for this.
What safety standards and certifications does your playground equipment meet, and does this affect pricing?
All of our play panels and equipment are designed to meet the strict standard as set out in BS EN 1176 and American standards ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials).
Do you offer any design or consultation services to help customers choose the right equipment for their specific needs and budget?
If you’re not sure on what equipment to invest in for your school, speak to our knowledgeable team. We’d be happy to advise on which play panels and equipment will help you make the most out of your space and to tie in with your requirements as well as budget.
Do the panels come with fitting instructions?
Any of our equipment that requires installation will be supplied with guides for fitting. Panels for fixing to posts or walls do not come with a guide but they are simple to install. If you are unsure at all, just contact our friendly team and we’ll be able to help.
Is your playground equipment supplied with any fixings?
Fixings are not supplied unless a play panel and two posts are ordered together. This includes 4 screws. If you require posts for grounding your play panel, you will need to specify on ordering as our play panels come without posts as standard.
What are the play panels and equipment made from?
Our play panels and equipment are made from sheets of High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) which is and extremely durable, UV resistant material that has more than 50% post-industrial recycled plastic at its core. To order we also supply sheets that are 100% post-consumer recycled HDPE.
99% of our waste material and offcuts are recycled. What’s more, we source and use recycled materials such as plastic posts and seat planks for furniture in some of our products.
HDPE Play Equipment vs Wooden Equipment: A Comparison
Guaranteed to last for 10 years. Electronics are guaranteed for 3 years. Will not rot, split, or delaminate.
Shorter longevity as HDPE lasts 10 times longer than wood. Liable to rotting and splitting.
Provides a smooth surface with vibrant colours. Easy to wipe clean.
Provides a natural finish though will more easily degrade.
Often HDPE can be more expensive, but its long lifespan offers better value for money.
Wooden equipment can be cheaper than HDPE play equipment but will need to be replaced sooner.
Panels and equipment supplied with rounded edges. Will not splinter.
Edges can be rounded depending on the design, but surfaces can splinter easily.
Benefits of our HDPE Play Panels
Precise CNC machine cut
Bespoke designs available on request
Virtually maintenance free
Extremely durable – lasts 10 times longer than wood
Will not warp, crack, or delaminate
UV stable colours
Easy to install
10 year guarantee on panels and 3 years on electronics
What makes our play panels and equipment sustainable?
We employ as many sustainable practices as possible in the production of our play equipment. All of our apparatus and furniture for schools are made from recycled materials as far as possible. Indeed, the HDPE we use has a core composed of more than 50% post-industrial recycled plastic. We also offer the option to purchase equipment made from 100% post-consumer recycled HDPE.
Actively doing our bit to protect the environment means we source recycled materials, such as plastic posts and seat planks, which are then used in many of our products.
99% of all HDPE waste material and offcuts are recycled. Plus, our in-house design team ensure our products are optimised to best utilise materials and minimise waste.
We take pride in offering HDPE recycling services to our valued customers who are looking for a responsible way to dispose of their old or damaged HDPE panels. With our recycling services, we ensure that the HDPE material returned to us is recycled efficiently and effectively. This practice saves HDPE from landfill, allowing it to be reused to create new products.
Our play panels and equipment are designed and manufactured to last. We use only the best and most durable materials for each application and ensure our products provide year after year of play value in any setting. We’re proud to have products still in service since 2001 that continue to provide fun and engaging experiences for children worldwide. Increasing service life is one of the most effective ways to reduce a product’s environmental impact.
Best UK Playground Equipment Companies
Here are some of the best playground equipment suppliers in the UK:
For the last 25 years, Pentagon Play have been designing, crafting, and installing outstanding playground facilities across the UK. These playground spaces are created to support learning through play, in line with the Primary School Curriculum, in schools and nurseries throughout the nation.
Sovereign Play Equipment
For over 20 years, Sovereign have built a reputation envied by many of their peers, no project is too big or too small; the focus is the same – to create a much-loved outdoor environment not just for play but for learning too. A space that is stimulating and safe for everyone who uses it.
Playforce have over 20 years of experience delivering expert advice, designs, and installations to help create amazing outdoor spaces for children of all ages and abilities. They create playground and sports areas for schools, nurseries and academies as well as holiday parks, parish councils and family attractions in all four corners of the UK, as well as through their network of fantastic distributors overseas.
Absolute Play specialise in providing the best value, fit for purpose, educational play installations in Playgrounds across the UK. Absolute Play are a team of design and education enthusiasts dedicated to your goals and solving your problems. Through their fully consultative approach, wide range of products and endless ideas, they’ll make sure that your expectations are not just met but exceeded.
KOMPAN designs, delivers, and installs some of the best outdoor playground equipment available. Having spent years researching and testing their playground equipment; KOMPAN continually optimise outdoor play so that you and your children only receive the best experiences. KOMPAN have set new standards in the UK and globally for ways to play, innovating new products.
What you can expect when you choose Fun & Active Playgrounds
We would love the opportunity to work with your school or business on any upcoming playground projects. When you choose to work with us you can expect nothing less than:
10 year guarantee on play panels and 3 years on electronics
Practical Designs With Instant Appeal
We know how important it is that outdoor spaces cater to all children. Compact, space-saving designs with plenty of room for multiple children to play and rest are incorporated into all of our playground equipment ideas.
From storage space to easy, versatile application and wipe-clean surfaces, every piece in the collection is quick and simple to use.
Inspiring Active Bodies and Minds
We know too, the passion you feel for keeping children’s minds and bodies healthy. We consider our part in helping you do that an honour.
At Fun & Active Playgrounds, no detail goes un-noticed.
Our design team work tirelessly to construct playground equipment we know children will both enjoy using and learn lots from. Each design is rooted in national curriculum topics whilst providing lots of opportunities for the development of: fine and gross motor skills, co-ordination, balance, stamina, perseverance and more.
We’d welcome the opportunity to help your school with outdoor play panels and equipment. Get in touch with us today or give our friendly team a call on 0800 061 42 43.