The Benefits of Outdoor Playground Equipment for Schools

At Creative Play we’ve specialised in the design and construction of bespoke outdoor playground equipment for over 20 years. During this time we’ve provided our skills and products to a wide range of clients, helping out local councils, parks, community centres, hospitality venues and children’s charities to name but a few. Our bread and butter however, has always been to help build school playground equipment that is fun to use, helps with educational needs, covers all health and safety aspects of a playground and is cost effective for schools.

We can help you transform your school playground into a paradise of play where the children can relax and have fun with their friends in a safe environment that is encouraging and also aids educational development. We’ve put together a summary of a few of the key benefits of outdoor playground equipment for schools, so that you can know exactly why you can benefit from browsing through our extensive catalogue.

Assists with Learning – By playing outside, children are adding to their abilities to learn through fun and play. The right types of playground equipment can be utilised to help children learn about new skills and also encourages them to think about learning in the wider world, not just as something that takes place in the classroom alone.

Boost Health and Fitness – Staying fit and healthy is an important message from a young age and school playground equipment helps children to improve stamina and fitness levels, burn off extra calories and energy and build strong bones. Playing in the sunshine also encourages a boost in vitamin D levels, which is helpful.

Get Creative – Playing inside can be a lot of fun, but it can also be restrictive as there is less space to play with both physically and creatively. Being outside encourages kids to be creative with the objects and equipment around them, and to stimulate their imaginations through play.

Improve Mental Health – Being outdoors is something that is known to help improve moods and to help people stay happy and calm. Mental health is important for children and adults alike, and learning how to relax as a child is a gift. It can also help kids to focus in the classroom, as they know they can play outside soon enough.

Develop Social Skills – When there are games to be played and more space to play with, children can be more confident in developing social skills and talking to other kids that they might not sit with in the classroom. Learning how to interact with others is imperative to a child’s development.

Love Exploration – Outdoor playground equipment encourages shy children to have a go at things they might be a little scared of, to push boundaries and learn how to assess the risks in a safe environment. It is also a way to develop independence, away from adults, developing skills on how to cope in unfamiliar surroundings.

We offer a wide range of school playground equipment, suitable for all ages. So, whether you are looking for sand play and waterplay for young children, climbing equipment and role play equipment for the slightly older kids, or even gym equipment to encourage fitness and fun in children of all ages, Creative Play has the choices you need. Our range of outdoor playground equipment is designed to be inclusive, for children of all abilities and ages to use, so you can custom pick the equipment you want to be entirely suitable for the children who will be using it.

All of our equipment is rigorously tested to the highest standards of British and European health and safety regulations, because we believe that every single child and young person deserves the chance to have fun, to learn and to foster their curiosity in the safest possible space. You can be sure that when you partner with Creative Play that your children’s play needs are in safe hands.

If you are looking for more information about school playground equipment, the team at Creative Play can help. We have a range of equipment that will help the kids at your school enjoy the sunshine in a safe environment, have fun and learn in the process. To book a free consultation with a friendly member of our team, call us on 01244 375627 or email play@creativeplayuk.com and we’ll be happy to offer you advice and guidance regarding outdoor playground equipment.