Our playground markings are made of non-toxic, pre-formed thermoplastic that can be laid on a variety of surfaces, including concrete and tarmac. The playground markings are used to make interesting and entertaining designs and shapes for games, activities and sports. We offer them in 18 stunning bright colours, which are perfect for your Yorkshire playground.
Why are playground markings so important for playgrounds?
Enable an active lifestyle
According to the National Child Measurement Programme (2019/20), 24.1% of Reception children and 35.8% of Year Six children in Yorkshire and the Humber are overweight or obese, not including severely obese children. These figures are helping to drive a movement to enable children to become more active in order to be healthier and avoid medical complications and problems in later life. Just 2.5 to 5 hours a week could be enough to help combat obesity.
Playground markings offer fun activities that children will enjoy so they will be happy to get active.
Take care of mental health
Taking breaks is important for everyone and children are no exception. Giving them the opportunity to get some fresh air and exercise will improve their moods and reduce stress through the release of cortisol that helps to manage stress. Being outside and getting some fresh air can be very helpful and giving the children something to do or look at via playground markings is a great idea.
Playgrounds are amazing for children but they can also be very busy, especially when there are lots of groups of children around. One way to make sure you don’t end up with a skipping rope stealing a football or a race through the middle of a game of Duck, Duck, Goose, is to give these different activities designated areas. This way you keep everyone safe and help them to play their games.
Recommendations for playground markings in Yorkshire
Choose a range of markings
Your best bet when planning your playground markings is to ensure that you have a good variety of different activity types. If your playground is in a school, you could include some of our educational playground markings and combine these with some games and sports. The ages of the playground users will also have an effect on what you choose.
Younger students would enjoy
When trying to learn the time, some children would benefit from a different style of teaching. Installing a clock playground marking can really help with this and you can have one child play the part of the hour hand and another be the minute hand. A roadway will be great for running around and learning the rules of the road. You could also give them a little game of Snakes and Ladders to have fun.
Get these for older children
Give them a challenge like training for a sport and coming up with strategies to beat the other team. This will get them active, whilst also exercising their brains and encouraging teamwork. Games like Capture the Flag and basketball work really well for this. We also offer packages with a range of different playground markings, which may interest you.
Contact us today to get a quote so you can start transforming your Yorkshire playground into a place the children will love. We have many options available and would love to help you on your active and educational journey.