School playground design and equipment

Wishaw Landscapes are the regions leading school playground designers and equipment providers.

Our many years as garden designers and landscapers has placed us as the primary school playground designers for the region. All of our playground designers are experts in both play design and safety.

Wishaw have provided thousands of pupils throughout the U.K. with lots of fun and safe play times. We ensure that our designs are not just about fun, we create play areas that incorporate lots of aspects regarding learning and development.

school playground design

School Playground ideas and design

We provide our clients with a complete service with the following simple steps:

  • Consultation with both the school and children
  • Design your school playground
  • Supply all playground equipment
  • Construct and build your new playground
  • We will manage the project from start to finish

We will work with you from the very beginning to the end and bring your ideas to life!

Our school playgrounds are designed and built so that they are inclusive of all children and students. We can design and build playgrounds and areas that have special educational needs.

If your school is a Special Educational Needs school, we can design a bespoke playground for your school.

Early years and nursery playgrounds

Playing is an essential part of our children’s lives. Through play they learn and explore. Many schools integrate teaching with playing. Children learn about subjects and other people through games and playing.

Our outdoor play equipment can cater for:

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal development
  • Social development
  • Emotional development

We can achieve this by working directly with the school and teachers. We can create selected play areas such as:

  • An area for story telling
  • Music and theatre
  • Sport and activity zones
  • Nature and gardens

School playground equipment

School playground design and equipment have to be excellent in order to create a thriving school playground or play area. With this in mind, Wishaw Landscapes have carefully selected a range of school playground equipment.

We have incorporated:

  • Sensory play
  • Climbing structure that are safe and encourage activity
  • Sand and water play
  • Creative items
  • Low level trim trail
  • And even water play!

School playgrounds

As well as catering for early years and nurseries, we also design and build play areas for older children.

As with outdoor nursery areas – design, landscaping and the correct play equipment are vital in aiding children to develop:

  • Physical skills
  • Social skills
  • Mental skills

Our school play equipment will help improve children’s agility, balance & co-ordination – as well team play and social integration.

Our sports equipment and multi-use equipment will provide the perfect opportunity for students to take part in team physical activities. A well designed school playground can aid in breaking down barriers between male and female children and children of different faiths and beliefs.

A good play area will help students participate in team games and develop tactics for offense and defense – all whilst achieving targets in the current school curriculum.

Some of our play equipment can also be used along with music – adding another layer of fun and education.

Outdoor areas for older children

As children get older the focus for play areas are on developing a broader range skills including:

  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Healthy competition
  • Strength development
  • Technique
  • Control
  • Balance

As they grow older children naturally begin to develop and increased understanding of how to improve in differing physical activities and sports. They are able to understand and evaluate their own skills and success.

We adapt our play areas for differing age ranges and introduce new equipment, such as:

  • Rope play
  • Trampolines
  • Timber climbing frames
  • Adrenaline climbers
  • Multi-use games and play areas

Our school play areas will help children grow into teenagers and young adults. As they grow older they naturally become more confident and proficient in new techniques. These are applied across physical activities, team games and sports.

We create outdoor areas that offer adventurous activities that present the students with physical and intellectual challenges. These challenges encourage students to work together in teams.