Outdoor Play Equipment

At ESP Play, we believe that children deserve the best playgrounds. That’s why we design, manufacture and install outdoor play equipment that transforms dull school yards into vibrant spaces for enjoyment and learning.

We cater for young people of all ages and needs, manufacturing age-appropriate, inclusive school playground equipment for Early Years, primary, secondary and SEND pupils.

Why Choose ESP for your Playground Development?

Play Equipment for All Purposes

No matter what plans you have for your school playground, we can help you achieve them. Bring excitement to break times with play towers, climbing frames, trim trails and outdoor games; provide calm and a sense of wonder in a nature garden; open up minds with creative and role play equipment; expand PE provision with MUGAs, gyms and multi-courts; and create outdoor classrooms equipped for all areas of the curriculum.

We also provide a wide range of playground surfacing and playground markings. So whether you want a natural looking resin-bound gravel, sports standard artificial grass, wetpour, bonded rubber mulch or any other surface, we can supply and install that too.

Wild Wood – Natural Play Spaces

Inspirational natural play spaces.


Freeflow modular climbing frames


Challenging Climbing Frames

Play Towers

Traditional Climbing Frames

Early Years

Primary Play

Daily Mile

Daily Mile

Nationally Recognised Expertise

Our long history of providing playground equipment for schools throughout the UK has earnt us the reputation of being recognised as one of the leading School Playground Development companies. We understand the importance of outdoor play and the role it can play within education.  Some children do not get the benefit of having a garden or access to a local park.  Therefore the school playground sometimes is the only place young people can access the benefits that play offers. Well designed, high-quality playgrounds are proven to develop social skills, an ability to negotiate, to learn to share and to improve physical and mental health. All our products and services have been carefully designed as developmentally appropriate and focus very closely on the correct ages and stages of a child’s development.

Playground Markings

Playground Markings for Schools, sports clubs and play areas.

Lively fun, games and Multi-skills.

Playground Flooring

Recreational and Safety Surfaces for playground spaces to add peace of mind and year-round access.

Recreational and Safety Surfaces.

Trim Trails for Schools

Trim Trail playground climbing equipment for schools and play areas.

Trim Trails for all ages and abilities.

Playground Shelters

Outdoor classrooms and shelters for teaching and quiet chill-out play areas in schools.

Outdoor classrooms & chill-out spots.

Seating and Furniture

Seating and outdoor furniture for schools and play areas.

Tables, seats and more...

Outdoor Music

Musical play equipment instruments for schools and play areas.

Instruments for musical play.

Water Play

Water and sand play equipment for school play areas.

Experiment with Water and Sand

A Playground Company you can Trust

With almost 20 years’ experience working with schools, our high-quality play equipment and commitment to exceptional customer service means we have developed many long-lasting relationships. Multi Academy Trusts and individual schools up and down the country see ESP Play as a valued partner to their school. We understand education and our talented team will work in partnership with you school to create an outdoor play area that adds value.  We take great pride in helping schools deliver an outstanding learning environment for children to excel and thrive.  Outdoor play equipment from ESP will help children become happier and healthier individuals that will embed positive lifestyle habits to benefit their long term physical and mental health.

UK Playgrounds Transformed
Products in our Huge Range
Years Established in Education
Goal...Better Playgrounds!
Customers who would use us again...99%

Outdoor Play Equipment Services

We are School Playground Development specialists. We recognise outdoor play as a context to deliver real improvements across the whole School and Community.
FREE Design Service

Need some inspiration for your kids' playground equipment? We offer all schools a free playground design and consultation service to help you put your design together. Using the latest professional design software and years of industry experience, our team of specially trained playground designers will prepare a full colour, A1 playground design just for you.

Guaranteed Sustained Impact

Our expert training staff deliver tailored programmes to a range of stakeholders responsible for children’s learning, including teachers, coaches, midday supervisors, parents and carers.

High Quality Products

Our products are made using the highest quality materials, are safe for children, designed for heavy use and built to last. They also come with extensive guarantees and warranties. All our staff are fully trained to ensure high-quality workmanship whatever the task.

DBS Checked Staff

All our staff are DBS checked and highly trained in Health and Safety procedures to ensure your peace of mind whilst we work at your school.

Experts in Education

ESP Play is a specialist provider of school playground equipment. We only work with schools! This allows us to offer the best possible tailored product and service range to each and every school. Our aim is to ensure you have a ‘wow’ factor playground that provides the best opportunities for your pupils to learn and have fun.

Get Rewarded

We’ve built our business on our excellent reputation, much of this passed by word of mouth. This means everything to us, so please share your positive experience of ESP with other schools and get rewarded.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does outdoor play equipment cost?

As each product is separately priced, the cost of school playground equipment depends upon the type of product you are buying; a mud kitchen, for example, would be far less expensive than a top-specification, Free-Flow climbing frame. Another factor is the size of a product – it would be less costly to resurface a small playground than a large one. Overall, products can range from just a few pounds to several thousand pounds depending upon the package you choose.

What are the types of playground equipment?

There’s an incredible range of educational playground equipment now available for a wide variety of purposes and catering for the entire, Early Years to secondary age group. Products essentially fall into four main categories: outdoor play equipment, outdoor sports equipment, outdoor curriculum equipment and general-purpose equipment (the latter including playground surfaces, outdoor seating and tables, shelters, etc.)

For a full overview of all our products visit our Products page.

What is the best playground equipment?

This is a common question and one that is not easy to answer. What’s best for one school is not always the best for another. The solution depends on a number of factors, such as the outcomes you want to achieve, the budget you have to spend, the space you have available and the ages, abilities and interests of your pupils.

If you are in a quandary over which pieces to choose, get in touch. Call us on 01282 43 44 45, chat to us online or visit our Contact Us page. One of our friendly and experienced team will be happy to answer any questions you have.

What funding is available for play equipment?

There are several ways to fund your playground development, though some of these may be dependent on the type of equipment you want to install and the purpose for which you will use it. Many schools use in-house funding, often from the PTA, school-based fundraising activities and (for allowable items) the School Sport Premium.

In addition, there are a variety of external funding sources that you can apply for and we are happy to point you in their direction if you need help to find them.