Playground markings are used to facilitate sports, learning and fun activities with brightly-coloured lines and designs, and can also be used to create boundaries or as signage. Ours are made from high-quality pre-formed thermoplastic and will last far longer than paint. They are UV resistant meaning the colours will stay vibrant and won’t fade – ensuring that you get the most out of your money. We can install playground markings at your Cambridge location that you’ll love and will make a big difference to your space.
Why are playground markings so important for playgrounds?
When you’re looking after children, their safety is your number one priority and using playground markings is one of the ways you can make this easier. From keeping activities separate so that you avoid accidents, to teaching them road safety and looking after their mental health, playground markings can do a lot for playground safety.
Encourage an active lifestyle
Having a balanced diet and getting regular exercise is important for a healthy lifestyle, even two and a half hours of walking a week is a great start. Childhood obesity can lead to serious health complications in later life so it’s important to put activities in place to avoid this. In Cambridgeshire, 20.2% of Reception children and 31.9% of Year Six children were found to be overweight, obese or severely obese. Playground markings are great for setting up sports courts and games that will help children to get active.
Improved mental health
Studies have found that one in ten children will be diagnosed with mental health problems so it’s important to check in with them regularly and to give them the opportunity to reduce their stress levels with active time outside and regular breaks.
Some of our fantastic playground markings
How to pick your playground markings
We have many amazing designs to choose from so the best starting point is to consider the age(s) of your users and the purpose of the space. A school, for example, will benefit from a mix of sports, fun games and educational activities that are age appropriate.
Older children can develop their skills through sports like basketball and football, learning to work as a team and become more co-ordinated. They can also take part in some healthy competition with tennis and sprints. A little mental exercise in the form of chess or a fun game of Twister are great to mix in too.
When you’re looking for playground markings in Cambridge, talk to our helpful team and we can help you make the best choice for your playground.