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We Make Creative Play Happen

Here at Creative Play, our team have been designing, manufacturing, and installing high-quality playground equipment in a variety of spaces around the UK since 1991. For nearly 30 years we have created more than 14,000 play areas for customers such as schools, nurseries, holiday parks, parish councils, pubs, farm parks and many more…

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Family Business

We are a family run business, the same family still operate the business today.


Across the UK

We believe over 11 million people across the UK have enjoyed Creative Play Equipment



We have 350+ combined years’ experience in the play industry



We have worked with many big established companies including Burger King, Chester Zoo, Alton Towers, the NHS and even the BBC!

Product Design & Safety

Our product designs have been adding fun, imaginative flourishes of excitement to schools, local authorities, and the leisure and hospitality sector since 1991.

Employing a meticulous and extensive design process for the creation of play equipment suitable for children of all ages, the BS EN safety standards have always been at the core of our efforts. Dedicated to delivering high-quality play value, our designers continue to strive towards inclusivity and a green ethos.

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Playground Design & Consultation

Consultations guide partners to the best equipment for their needs and budget before it is brought to life by our dedicated team of designers, helping customers realise their dream play spaces.

They ensure play areas are laid out for maximum fun, to the highest of safety standards, and the strictest of space requirements. Providing visual creations for schools, councils, and attractions, as well as detailed plans for our installers, they bridge the gap between ideas and realisation.

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Playground Manufacturing

Our playground manufacturing prioritises sustainability and durability with materials like recycled plastic and robust timbers. Aligning efforts with Carbon Net Zero goals, we operate from our own factory and have been busy enhancing processes for over 30 years.

Employing high-tech machinery alongside traditional woodworking skills, all our products are compliant with BS EN safety standards, and are weather resistant. The bespoke nature of our work means we can accommodate almost any budget, and over four decades have refined the craft to deliver precisely what customers want for school playgrounds, communities, and hospitality sites.

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Installation & Delivery

We provide a prompt and efficient delivery service transporting our playground equipment throughout the UK. Utilizing our own fleet and trusted partners means we have a great track record in timely arrival.

Deliveries and installations are overseen by our dedicated Installation Managers. With regular and accurate progress updates, they ensure stringent safety standards are adhered to while maintaining deadlines and quality assurances. All installers and project managers are DBS-checked.

Installation instructions are available for supply-only orders. Free delivery and installation available for qualifying UK mainland orders.

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Playground Inspection & Maintenance

Let us help look after your investment. Annual inspections and maintenance ensure playgrounds remain in top condition and continue to be compliant with BS EN safety standards. They are carried out by independent, qualified RPII (Register of Playground Inspectors International) inspectors, letting us know of any required repairs.

As a company who design and manufacture all our own bespoke permanent playground installations, replacement parts are always available, even decades after purchase.

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10 Reasons to choose Creative Play

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1. Safety is KEY

All of our installations are completed to British and European safety standards (BSEN 1176/1177) and all of our maintenance inspectors and installation engineers are RPII (Register of Play Inspectors Internationally) qualified!

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2. Financial Security & Business Improvements

We are financially secure and can provide evidence to prove this! We also have 30 years’ experience within the industry which demonstrates the ability to honour our warranties.
We constantly strive to improve the level of service our business can provide. One way that we do this is that we often work towards gaining different awards and accreditations.


We are proud to have been awarded accreditations and gained memberships from CHAS, ISO 9001, ROSPA, API and Made in Britain.

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3. Experience – References & Case Studies
As we have now produced over 14,000 outdoor playgrounds, we can provide all of our clients with a helpful list of examples and case studies local to you. This will give you a chance to view some of our products in the context of active playgrounds, and you could even speak to past clients local to you, to hear about their time with Creative Play.


This again demonstrates our creditability and commitment to providing you with top quality service throughout your project.

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4. Products Catalogue – Over 600 Products!

We have over 600 products to choose from across our catalogue of playground equipment. This is to ensure we have something for every customer, as each and every playground is unique and has different requirements, including age ranges & abilities, budgets and area sizes.


Our catalogue is ever-expanding and made from the highest quality raw materials sourced from the UK!


5. Funding Advice
We know and understand the struggles with budgets, no matter what customer sector you fall within, BUT…. we can help you with expert funding advice for any application you make ensuring the process doesn’t get too daunting.


Creative Play have been able to guide many clients towards the sourcing funding providers and putting together local funding ideas.

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6. Specialist Installation Services
Playground Equipment? MUGA’s? Thermoplastic Markings? Artificial Grass? – it doesn’t matter! We use specialist installers to best suit your project…


Throughout the UK we use a range of specialist sub-contractors & our own in-house teams to ensure you project is completed to the highest of standards.

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7. Guarantees – Standing The Test Of Time
Creative Play offers some of the longest and most comprehensive product guarantees in the industry.


We have been around long enough to have tried and tested solutions, and we stand by the materials and processes we use. For example, our pressure-treated timber is guaranteed for 20 years against rot and infestation.

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8. Dedicated Aftersales & Maintenance Team
Our Playground Maintenance & Inspection Department can continue to look after your equipment for many years to come after your initial playground installation.


We will make sure to remind you on an annual basis exactly when your next inspection is due and we will ensure that all checks are completed to the required standards.

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9. DBS Checked
Every member of our installation teams at Creative Play are DBS/CRB checked.


All of the teams are accustomed to working on school sites, pubs, visitor attractions and local authority parks and understand the requirements for the highest levels of Health & Safety, as well as conducting themselves in an appropriate manner at all times.

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10. Trust

More than 14,000 customers have already chosen to work with Creative Play and we have many testimonials to read through allowing you to understand our dedication to each and every project we work on!

If you can’t find what you need why not speak to one of our friendly team members

We work hard so you can play hard

Over our time of trading we have built up a huge amount experience in delivering exciting, innovative outdoor learning environments and sports & recreational facilities. We started business working primarily with pubs designing and creating the classic fibreglass play trees and now creating high quality equipment using timber from trees! Customer service is top of our agenda and we are proud to be one of the leading playground and sports equipment providers in the UK. We look at each and every project as a totally unique space that needs to provide children with an area they find exciting, simulating, safe and above all fun!

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Safety is Our Priority

All of our outdoor playground equipment is designed and manufactured in-house and meets the stringent requirements of BSEN1176. We take the safety of our customers and all end users seriously, which is reflected in the materials we use and the design and manufacturing processes employed.

We offer a range of playground surfacing, tested to BSEN1177 standards, including wetpour safety surfacing, rubber mulch & artificial grass.

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We believe reducing the impact we have on the environment aids both our surroundings and the business and are continually looking for ways to be more environmentally conscious in all parts of the business.

We source and use sustainable materials where possible, including our timber, recycled rubber mulch safety flooring and SBR base used for under artificial grass and wet pour safety surfacing.

We have waste management targets as part of our KPI’s and aim to reduce waste and increase recycling both in the office and on site.

We also manage our impact on the environment through our fleet, with regular changes to our vehicles, replacing them with more efficient and lower emission models. The most recent addition to the fleet includes a hybrid vehicle.

We are also part of a cycle to work scheme, encouraging our employees to diversify their mode of transport into work.

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