The Hive – Playground Seating

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Product Details

Looking for playground seating ? Look no further. The Hive from ESP is part of the very popular Wild Wood range. The Wild Wood range was introduced by ESP with the objective of creating natural outdoor play areas.  There has been a real move by schools to create more natural play spaces in EYFS and KS1 in particular.

Wild Wood has proved to be a popular choice for schools.  The Hive is a beautiful piece that is open ended in its use and play value. Often school use the Hive as a pretty shaded reading corner, as a tunnel and as feature to grow nice sensory plants over. However it is used, it certainly catches your eye and makes an impression to parents and children.


  • Tanalised quarter-sawn redwood timber
  • Zinc plated fixings
  • 15 Year timber guarantee
  • Unique Design
  • Seating for upto 8 children
  • Can be used to grow plants over
  • Great for encouraging social interaction
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The Hive installed at Birkenshaw Church of England Voluntary Controlled School with a Rubber Mulch pathway through Artificial Grass Surfacing

Technical Information and Intended Age Range


  • Free Fall Height
  • Minimum Surfacing Area
  • Minimum Space Required
  • Dimension of Largest Part
  • Mass of Heaviest Part (Kg)
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Spare Part Availability
  • Min persons required for assembly
  • n/a
  • n/a
  • 5859mm x 4800mm
  • 1715mm x 150mm
  • 4.85
  • Yes
  • 2-4 Weeks
  • 3
  • Under 5's
  • 5 - 7 yr's
  • 7 - 11 yr's
  • 11 - 16 yr's
  • Over 16's
Product Material Specification


Sawn Timber

Sawn redwood timber from FSC sustainable sources, all pressure treated to class 4 after all manufacturing processes have been completed.

Zinc Plated Fixings

All nuts, bolts, screws and brackets are zinc plated to prevent against corrosion and to ensure longevity and safety.

Product Labels

Aluminium labels are affixed to all our equipment at quality control stage prior to dispatch. Each label contains our details, the product ID, and year of manufacture.

Timber Information

FSC Sourced Timber

We only use timber that has been responsibly sourced from managed forests with the FSC accreditation.

Timber Treatment

We pressure treat all our timber with Tanalith E wood preservative after all of our manufacturing processes are complete to class 4 which prevents against all forms of wood decay and insect attack.

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