Outdoor Playground Equipment for Schools for Every Budget

At Huck Play, we understand the importance of providing quality outdoor playground equipment for schools. We want you to have the best resources available to create a fun and safe learning environment for your students, which is why we offer a wide range of equipment to fit every budget.

Making sure our children stay active and engaged is crucial for their physical and mental development, and it's important now more than ever.

With the rise of technology and in a post-COVID world, it's essential that we provide opportunities for students to get outside and play.

According to Sport England, 47% of children meet the CMO's guidelines of 60 minutes of physical activity a day, and offering a space for outdoor play in schools is important for achieving this goal.

However, we also understand that budget constraints can be a barrier to providing the best equipment for your school. That's why we have carefully curated our selection of outdoor play equipment to offer options that aren’t only high-quality and durable but also affordable.

What Schools Do We Work With?

We believe that every school, regardless of size or location, should have access to outdoor play equipment. That's why we work with schools all over the UK, ranging from small rural schools to large urban districts.

We work with:

  • Pre-schools and daycares
  • Primary schools
  • Secondary schools
  • Private and public schools

Affordable Range of School Play Equipment

At Huck Play, you'll find a wide range of outdoor play equipment specifically designed for schools. Our products are age-appropriate and promote physical activity, imaginative play, and social interaction among students.

From traditional playground staples like swings and slides to bespoke structures tailored to your school's unique space, we have something for every budget and need.

Here's a taste of what we offer in our affordable range of school play equipment:

Parkour Equipment

Our parkour equipment is some of our most popular with primary schools, creating a fun and challenging environment for children to develop their coordination, balance and agility.

Our range includes obstacles such as balancing beams, rope courses and tyre runs, all designed with safety in mind and suitable for children aged 2+.

The Meeting Point is a brilliant example of our parkour equipment, featuring a variety of elements to test children's physical abilities while also encouraging teamwork, such as wooden beams, rope walkways, and stepping posts.

Having multiple parkour structures in a school playground can promote physical activity and creativity while also providing an outlet for students to release energy during break times.

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Rope Climbing Pyramids

For a more challenging climbing experience, our rope climbing pyramids are the perfect addition to any school playground and work as a great flagship piece.

Not only do these structures build strength, balance, and coordination, but they also promote problem-solving skills as students navigate their way to the top.

Additionally, our rope-climbing pyramids can accommodate multiple users at once, letting children work together and build teamwork skills.

Some of our most popular structures include:

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Inclusive Swings & Trampolines

We know how much children love swings and trampolines, so we have made sure to include inclusive options in our playground equipment to ensure that every student can participate in the fun.

We have DDA swing seats for students who need additional mobilisation support, as well as accessible trampolines for wheelchairs.

Our options also allow for children of all abilities to swing and jump together, promoting inclusivity and understanding.

Complete Professional Design, Manufacturing & Installation Packages

Our services include complete end-to-end design, manufacturing, and installation packages, making the process as smooth and efficient as possible.

Our team of experts has years of experience designing and installing playground equipment that meets EN 1176 safety standards and encourages physical activity and imaginative play.

We take into consideration the space available, as well as the age group and needs of the students, to create a customised playground that all will love.

The Design Process

Whether you've opted for our standard structures or have a specific design in mind, our team will work closely with you to bring your vision to life.

We begin by conducting a thorough assessment of the space and discussing your requirements and ideas.

We are able to combine pieces of equipment or come up with completely new designs tailored to your space. From the structure itself to the rope colours and powder coating options, every aspect of the playground can be customised to fit your preferences.

Our team then uses advanced design software to create a 3D-rendered model of the proposed playground, giving you a realistic idea of how it will look once installed and the quote for the project.

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The Manufacturing Process

Once all parties are happy with the designs, the manufacturing process begins.

Depending on the complexity and size of the project, we'll provide you with an estimated timeline of the manufacturing and installation process, doing our best to work within any time constraints you may have for term breaks or other planned maintenance.

Safety is our top priority, which is why we use only the highest-quality materials and follow strict safety guidelines during installation. This ensures that your playground will not only provide hours of fun but also peace of mind for parents and educators.

We use powder-coated galvanised steel frames for durability and resistance to corrosion, as well as steel-core rope for added strength and stability.

Our playground equipment also features non-toxic, UV-stable coatings to protect against fading and wear so your playground will stay vibrant and safe for years to come.

The Installation Process

After your equipment has been constructed, our professional installation team will handle the rest of the process, ensuring that your playground is securely and correctly installed.

We also offer maintenance services to keep your playground in top condition and provide detailed maintenance plans for you to follow.

Essentially, we'll be with you every step of the way to ensure your playground is built and maintained to the highest standards for the safety and enjoyment of children.

Why Huck Play is the Best Choice for Your School

At Huck Play, we're dedicated to providing the best quality and most durable playground equipment for children of all ages. As the UK's leading supplier of rope-based playground equipment, we take pride in our innovative designs and commitment to safety.

We have over 20 years of experience in the industry, and our team of experts work closely with you to create a custom playground that meets your individual needs and budget.

You won't find the same level of expertise and attention to detail anywhere else, and that's what sets us apart.

Contact Us Today

If you're ready to start on your school playground project or you'd like to start early discussions about how we can help, get in touch with us today. We're happy to answer any questions you may have and provide you with examples of our past projects.

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Why Do Schools Need a Playground?

According to the NHS, children aged 1 to 4 need at least 3 hours of physical activity per day. School playgrounds provide an excellent opportunity for children to get their daily dose of exercise while having fun and developing important motor skills.

It also ensures that even if children aren't playing at home or don't have access to a playground in their neighbourhood, they can still engage in physical activity at school.

How Much Does a School Playground Cost?

The cost of a school playground will depend on many elements, such as:

  • Size of the playground
  • The playground equipment selected
  • Bespoke features
  • Safety surfacing

As a ballpark figure, schools should expect to pay between £5,000 and £10,000, but the factors we've mentioned can affect the final cost.

As part of our consultation and design process, we'll provide you with a quote for your project and work with you to create a playground that fits your budget.

How Long Does it Take to Install a School Playground?

The timeframe for installing your school's playground will vary depending on the size and complexity of the project. As part of our assessment, we will take note of any additional work that may need to be carried out, such as levelling the ground or removing any old equipment, which can affect the installation timeline.

Once design plans have been finalised, we will be able to give you a specific estimated timeline for your project, but we always do our best to complete installations as efficiently and promptly as possible.

What Should Schools Consider When Choosing a Playground?

Consider factors like the age range of your student body, the size of your school grounds, and the specific needs of your students.

It's also important to consider the safety and durability of the equipment, as well as accessibility for students with disabilities.