Improving school playgrounds for fun, wellbeing and learning.

Primary School Playground Equipment

At ESP Play, we recognise the valuable role that the school playground equipment has in the development of primary-aged pupils. This is why we design, manufacture and install outdoor equipment that is fun for young people to play on, improves their wellbeing and which extends and enhances your school’s outdoor provision.

We have an extensive range of playground equipment for schools, some of which is purely for play, some for sports and PE and others, purposely created to help you teach large parts of the curriculum outdoors. We also cater for all ages of primary pupil, from reception all the way through to year 6 with equipment specifically made for early years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

Explore our Exciting Range of Primary School Playground Equipment

Wild Wood

Inspirational natural play spaces.

Freeflow

Freeflow modular climbing frames

Tangled

Exciting School Wooden Climbing Frames with Ropes

Challenging Climbing Frames

Play Towers

Playtowers for school play areas with all age ranges and budgets catered for.

Traditional Climbing Frames

Trim Trails

Trim Trail playground climbing equipment for schools and play areas.

Trim Trails for all ages and abilities.

Multi-skills Zone

Famous 5 Playground Markings for Multi-skills play and training

5 Markings, Unlimited Movement

Outdoor Game Boards

Wall Boards and Tabletop Games for fun playtime activities.

Wall Boards and Tabletop Games

Imaginative

Imaginative playground equipment products for school play areas with role-play, experimentation and creative expression at heart.

Role-play & creative expression.

CPD Training

Nationally Accredited Multi-skills CPD Training for Staff and Pupils

Accredited Teacher & Pupil Training

Playground Markings

Playground Markings for Schools, sports clubs and play areas.

Lively, fun games and Multi-skills.

Infinity Trails

Playground Trim Trails, Infinity Interchangeable Trim Trail Range

Interchangeable trim trails.

Outdoor Music

Musical play equipment instruments for schools and play areas.

Instruments for musical play.

Playground Flooring

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

Recreational and Safety Surfaces.

Nature and Garden

Playground equipment to allow children to explore the natural world during school lessons or break times.

Explore the natural world.

Sports Equipment

Sports equipment and Multi Use Games Areas (MUGA's) for competitive play in schools

Competitive play areas & equipment

Water Play

Water and sand play equipment for school play areas.

Experiment with Water and Sand

Seating and Furniture

Seating and outdoor furniture for schools and play areas.

Tables, seats and more...

Climbing Equipment

Playground climbing frames, equipment, and structures to provide a range of physical challenges within school play areas.

Physical challenges for all ages.

Maintenance

Let us help you look after your school play equipment with one of our comprehensive playground maintenance packages.

Care for your play equipment.

Playground Shelters

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

Outdoor classrooms & chill-out spots.

Curriculum Play Panels

Switch Educational Play Panels

Interchangeable Educational Panels

Sandpits and Digging

Messy and creative digging playground equipment for school play areas

Messy, creative play areas.

Stages

Stages and Decking areas for performance, drama and creative expression within school play areas.

Performance and creative expression

Fun school playground equipment

Our fun equipment covers everything from traditional playground markings, like hopscotch, to large scale climbing frames and Trim Trails obstacle courses, we can even create nature gardens. Whatever your pupils are fond of doing, we can cater for them, whether that’s something physically exciting, creative, sporty or just somewhere to find a bit of quiet between lessons. Of course, there are other benefits too, with physical activity, social interaction and mental calm all having a positive impact on children’s wellbeing.

PE equipment for school playgrounds

For many primary schools, the playground also functions as the PE classroom and we have developed an extensive range of products to help you extend your PE provision. We provide sport-friendly playground surfaces, like wet-pour and artificial grass; single and multicourt sports markings, as well as specialised markings for training; multi-use games areas (MUGAs) and outdoor gyms; and plenty of other products such as goals, nets, ball catchers, ball walls and targets.

ESP Play has worked in partnership with thousands of schools throughout the UK, developing their PE provision with our renowned ‘Multi-Skills and Movement’ development concept. Our CPD teacher training awards have also received national accreditation from the professional development board of the Association for Physical Education (AfPE) and this quality of provision extends throughout our entire range of outdoor PE playground equipment for schools.

Take the curriculum into the playground

The benefits of outdoor learning have led many schools to develop outdoor classrooms. At ESP, not only can we provide you with the necessary essentials, such as seating and standalone whiteboards, we also supply and install subject-specific learning apparatus for all areas of the primary curriculum. From weather stations to discovery planters, tangram tables to storytelling chairs, percussion instruments to drama stages, whatever subject you want to bring into the fresh air, we can support you.

Make your outdoor space work for you

Not sure how to make the most of your primary school playground? Don’t worry. Here at ESP Play, we offer all primary schools a completely free playground design and consultation service aimed to help you put together all the elements you need, in the most appropriate place and within the right budget.

Our team of fully trained playground designers will consider your brief and make recommendations on what outdoor school play equipment is best for you. Once the design is agreed, we’ll show you exactly how your new school playground will look following the installation.

Frequently Asked Questions

How often should school playground equipment be inspected?

There are three types of inspection that your primary school playground will need. These are:

1. Routine Visual Inspection

This is a daily check by school staff to identify any hazards or product defects that may potentially cause the equipment to fail or cause an accident. A detailed list of things to look for is given in the aftercare pack.

2. Operational Inspection

This is a detailed monthly inspection that focuses on the operational use and stability to ensure it remains fit for purpose, safe and in its best condition. These can be carried out by staff and there is a photocopiable checklist in the aftercare package which you can use to keep a record of these inspections. If you would prefer, a qualified ESP Operational Inspector can carry out these inspections for you, however, we do charge a fee for this service.

3. Annual Inspection

An annual inspection should be carried out every 12 months by an ESP Scotland Limited RPII accredited Annual Inspector or an independent RPII qualified Annual Inspector, to determine the overall level of safety of the play equipment, foundations, surfaces and all areas connected to outdoor play. The inspection will ensure that any risks or product defects are highlighted for maintenance and correction. Please note that product guarantees and warranties will not be valid if you do not carry out an annual inspection with a RPII qualified Annual Inspector.

It is important to keep records of all routine, operational and annual inspections, plus any maintenance procedures you have had carried out, to ensure guarantees and warranties remain valid.

How do you get funding for school playground equipment?

There are quite a few ways to get playground funding, though sometimes this depends on the type of play equipment you are purchasing or for what purpose you are going to use it. Common sources include PTAs, in-school fundraising and the School Sport Premium. There are, however, a number of other funding avenues available and we can point you in the right direction if you need assistance finding them.

Are there any guarantees on your playground equipment?

As a manufacturer and specialist installer of outdoor play equipment for schools, ESP Play offers primary schools high-quality, long-lasting equipment at affordable prices. All products come with guarantees and we have a company-wide commitment to customer service.

What delivery, installation and aftersales care is there?

Following receipt of your order, we will arrange for your new school playground equipment to be manufactured and installed. On installation, we will carry out rigorous checks to ensure your new products are in perfect working order, are safely installed and comply with European standards. You’ll also receive an aftersales care pack that contains all the information you will need to look after your new playground. ESP can also provide inspection services to make sure your equipment is safe to use over the long term.