10 amazing playground equipment deals

10 Amazing Play Equipment Deals

We have created 10 playground equipment special offers to help you develop your outdoor area on a budget. With everything from seating solutions to climbing frames covered, don't miss out on these amazing prices.
Get these whilst you can!

Deal 1 - 5 Magnetic Game Boards

Get our 5 most popular magnetic game boards!


Children are most enthusiastic when they are having fun, magnetic game boards are a good way to get them to interact with each other in a fun and enjoyable way.


What you get:


 What you pay:

Only £699 including installation

Post mount your boards for only £120 each.

Deal 2 - Rope Trail

Our popular Rope Trail offers schools a fantastic way to get a large climbing structure into a small space and also at a fantastic price.


There are 7 individual challenges as part of the trail designed to provide a physical challenge for your pupils.


What you get:


  • Twisty Challenge

  • Traverse Net

  • Tyre Pass

  • Balance Challenge

  • Rope Traverse Zig

  • Rope Traverse Zag

  • Spinning Log

 What you pay:

Only £3,699 including installation

Deal 3 - Ball Catcher & Ball Catcher Trainer Marking

Our multi-coloured steel Ball Catcher stimulates both physical and mental activities.


With one entrance point and 3 exit points, the challenge is to get the ball in the entrance and run around the ball catcher to the appropriate exit point.


What you get:


 What you pay:

Only £1,179 including installation

Deal 4 - Story Telling Area

school story telling area special offer

Let your children and even staff enjoy telling stories outdoors with our story telling area package.


The large story telling chair is an ideal focal point for the story-teller and the 5 colourful log seats are perfect for eager listeners.


What you get:


 What you pay:

Only £1,269 including installation

Deal 5 - 2 x Recessed Goal Units

The recessed goal unit is designed to contain ball games in a highly active zoned area. It is a fantastic exhaust for energy for all ages and abilities.


The recessed goal unit unit carries a 10 Year guarantee against rot and infestation.


What you get:


 What you pay:

Only £2,865 including installation

Deal 6 - Small Shaded Pergola with Planters and Seating

Small shaded pergola with planters and seating to seat up to six children. The pergola enables children to interact to chat, read and develop social skills.


All our pergolas come with a 10 Year guarantee against rot and infestation.


What you get:


 What you pay:

Only £1,545 including installation

Deal 7 - 5 Panel Traversing Wall

The wooden traversing wall is a robust solution for a school with minimal wall space. Complete with explosion proof handgrips, made from resin bound sand, combine fun and physical activity whilst encouraging team building and leadership.


All our climbing walls carry a 10 Year guarantee against rot and infestation.


What you get:


 What you pay:

Only £1,375 including installation

Deal 8 - Tangled Wolf and Grass Matting Surfacing

The Tangled Wolf frame is a lower-level and more cost effective version of our popular Tarantula climbing frame which offers children everything to help them develop into confident climbers.


The Tangled Wolf features a 10 Year guarantee against rot and infestation.


What you get:


 What you pay:

Only £8,165 including installation

Deal 9 - Excellent Adventure Play Tower

The Excellent Adventure Towers design is one of the larger Play Towers available from ESP and includes a range of challenging apparatus that bring variety to a playground space.


Our Excellent Adventure Tower features a 10 Year guarantee against rot and infestation.


What you get:


 What you pay:

Only £8,145 including installation

Deal 10 - Play Hut

The playhut offers a fantastic opportunity for role play, creativity, imagination and inclusion.


Children can interact with each other, stimulating creative play in a safe, welcoming and sheltered environment.


What you get:


 What you pay:

Only £940 including installation

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High Wind Alert

We are experiencing very high wind currently! These winds can cause problems for schools who have had large items of equipment installed. These include sail shades, shaded pergolas, shelters, play towers and ball catchers.

We are advising that during these high winds schools should be extra vigilant in their checks of the equipment they have had installed. Particular attention is advised for items as follows:

Ball catchers – please check the item is secure in the ground. That the top is not loose and all bolts and nuts are tightened. Please check that there is no excessive movement and if necessary take hold in the units pole and perform a vigorous check of the stability of the object. If there is any cause for concern please cordon off the area and contact ESP for further advise.

Sail Shades – we are advising schools to refer to their customer support pack as a reminder that we strongly advise the sails shades are removed in the winter months.

Pergolas and Shelters or play towers – perform visual check on the roof or shade to ensure no loose or moving parts are identified

If you are concerned about any element of your playground installation please contact ESP for advice.

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New Playground Design Concept

ESP are pleased to share with you their brand new playground design concept plan, which highlights the vast range of products across their entire range of playground equipment. Our design team have been hard at work constructing the concept to demonstrate potential ideas for your own playground, while introducing 3 of our brand new product ranges: Connect, Free Flow and Trim Trail Plus.

The design includes sections for the following:

  • MUGA Design and Build – Our MUGA range includes everything you need to create the perfect outdoor multi-sports environment.
  • Tangled – Our Tangled range features a number of timber based climbing frames to provide children with a space to practice climbing and coordination skills.
  • Nature Play – Designed to encourage children to engage with nature through play; the nature range features products such as bird tables, ladybird towers, hedgehog boxes and much more.
  • Trim Trail Plus – Brand new from ESP, the Trim Trail Plus range has been designed to ensure that every child is able to use the obstacles and can choose a route to suit their own ability levels.
  • Free Flow – Another new product for 2014, Free Flow allows schools to design their own obstacle course from a range of modules and platform layouts.
  • Multi-skills – Our unique multi-skills concepts encourage children to practice fundamental movement skills and improve physical literacy applicable to all sports.
  • CPD Training – Tailored to suit the needs of your school, our training programs are designed to up-skill your staff to assist with physical activity amongst children.
  • Maths and Science Play – Our educational playground equipment takes learning into the outdoor environment and provides an exciting alternative to the traditional classroom.
  • Connect – New for 2014, the Connect Construction Range is a block system which allows children to build whatever they desire, limited only by their imagination.

Our creative team are able to offer a FREE playground design similar to what you see above, so you can see the full potential of your outdoor play area. Take our concept plan as inspiration to present us with your ideas and we’ll turn them into reality.


Natural Play Areas within Schools

Does your school encourage nature play?

Recent reports by RSPB have raised concerns over the current lack of connection between children and the natural world. These reports are as a result of important and extensive research about the amount of time children spend in natural environments.

The information collected from a sample of 1,200 children shows that only 21% are connected with nature on a level that is satisfactory. This was based upon questions answered in 4 specific areas: enjoyment of nature; empathy for creatures; sense of oneness; sense of responsibility.

For more information on this research, take a look at the RSPB report: “Connecting with nature”.


ESP and the provision of nature based play.

Connecting with nature should be part of a child’s daily life, whether that involves collecting leaves, feeding animals or planting seeds. ESP fully support the use of nature in the playground environment and through the inclusion of nature based playground equipment we help children connect with their natural surroundings.

Connecting children with nature has a number of important benefits towards the development of children, including:

  • Health and wellbeing – The outdoors encourages increased physical activity.
  • Education – A hands-on approach gives children a better understanding of nature and the world that surrounds them.
  • Personal and social skills – Nature inspires positivity, communication and group activity while giving children the opportunity to discuss their discoveries.

Our Nature Play range provides children with the equipment to investigate, explore and learn about their natural surroundings. Each product is designed to encourage children to nurture and care for the world around them; plant and watch seeds grow; feed and nurture different animals and present their findings to their friends.


Take a look at our 5 recommendations for natural play.

1)   Digging pits with trellis screens – Ideal for encouraging children to plant seeds and maintain their growth. The trellis screens allow climbing plants to thrive, creating beautiful aesthetics while teaching the children about the concepts of growth.

2)   Planter with Perspex panel – This large planter includes a transparent front, allowing children to witness root growth beneath the surface and watch their plants grow over time.

3)   Bird table – A classic. The bird table allows children to feed birds and encounter different species as they come and go.

4)   Butterfly box – This product attracts butterflies, keeps them warm and allows the children to see and inspect them in close proximity.

5)   Insect Habitat – Allows children to discover the amazing world of insects as they collect and discuss their findings

Call ESP today on 01282 43 44 45 to discuss how we can improve your schools connection with nature.
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NHS Invest In Schools

NHS south west Essex invested £5 per child for every child within their primary and secondary schools on an intervention from ESP focused on PE, physical activity and teacher development. This intervention was used as a preventative measure to combatting obesity within their local area.  The theory behind the investment from the NHS concluded that children were in the school playground every day and therefore it offered a tremendous opportunity to capture the imagination of young people and embed an appetite to participate in high quality daily physical activity.  This subtle approach enabled young people to participate without any inhibitions and enjoy the experience of play, multi-sports and a range of high quality physical activities.

ESP has spent years working in education; establishing strong effective links and positive evidence on how the school playground can play an important role in improving attainment; raising standards and promoting healthy high quality physical activity for every child.

Research confirms that if young people enjoy the experience of participating in PE and physical activities there is a very good chance they will enjoy a life-long participation in a healthy physical activity.

We believe that both playgrounds and staff act as catalysts for change. Appropriately trained staff within appropriate facilities can have an important positive impact on pupil perceptions of the value of activity and ultimately the amount of activity in which the children take part. Primary schools continue to report a need for support that allows them to develop their confidence and competence. They want to ensure that they continue to improve their knowledge and expertise in motivating pupils to be active and to help them to develop a range of physical skills which will prepare them for future active lives.

Teachers have routinely reported a positive impact on the range of activities undertaken by primary aged children using the ESP playground interventions.  Many now take part in different activities before, during and after school, suggesting that children have been introduced to activities previously not available. This allowed children to practice and master new skills.

Every child has a right to a physical education alongside a healthy lifestyle.  Physical education and sport is a very powerful tool and has the ability to change young people’s lives for the better. PE, sport and physical activity -if delivered properly – can support every step of a child’s development.

We work with schools throughout the UK and internationally in providing long lasting facilities and high quality teacher development programmes. The teacher training ensures that the expertise comes in-house and provides the professional development necessary to gain the knowledge and understanding on the application and effective use of the school playground.

We can work in partnership with your school to create a sustainable school improvement model and evidence where PE, high quality physical activity through the use of the playground can raise standards and make a real difference to the lives of young people.

Please call us on 01282 43 44 45 to discuss how we can work in partnership with your school.

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