We have 20 years experience creating innovative, highly engineered natural playgrounds that add massive play value to the school day for a wide range of educational environments.
All of our play equipment meets British and European play area inspections legal requirements in the form of the BS EN1177 [TP5] (The British and European Standard for playground equipment and surfacing). We also provide a full Play Safety Inspection (PSI) upon completion of your project.
The school’s playbrief aimed to create ‘vibrant and dynamic play times’.
We created several eco friendly installations including a boulder mound, timber tangle, ‘grass’ slide’, swing frames, treehouse and den making area. This playground focused on enabling the children to have adventure play to build relationships and explore their own creativity during break times.
The Dolphin School engaged TouchWood to improve a challenging playground area with a diverse range of engaging but flexible play activities.
TouchWood created a several interconnected behavioural play areas that made the best use of the existing infrastructure on the site whilst also offering a wide variety and type of play activity to support the schools enquiry -led learning approach.
Staff were keen that the school outdoor areas supported the STEM curriculum. It was important that the play area would help to develop the collaboration, communication and cooperation among the new children and staff.
They also wanted the natural school playground to support staff to help promote the use of loose parts play which the children can use their imaginations to create and build their own adventures.
Our natural play environments are informed by the latest play science. We’re dedicated to creating the best, most memorable play experiences for school children. In fact, we’ve already completed dozens of school playground projects nationwide that have had a positive impact.
“Since Touchwood Play installed our new play equipment, we’ve noticed a huge difference at playtime. Children are much happier and really enjoy playing together more.”
The Dolphin School
“Working closely with the team at Touchwood Play has brought our vision and ideas into reality... children and families are thrilled with the wonderful equipment we now have.”
“We were very satisfied with the whole process from design through to completion and beyond. Touchwood engaged parents, staff and children. We cannot reccomend them highly enough”
If you are investigating the idea of creating a new playground at your school but you don’t have funding yet you can use the form on this page to get an idea of costs to share with your team.
We know that funding a new school playground can be challenging, balancing staff, parents and governing bodies. We can work with you to provide previous examples of projects for your funding process.
The process starts when you first contact us. Our team will call you to talk about your project in more detail.
We’ll talk to you about your school playground space and what your play needs might be. After that we’ll start to visualise a play space that is right for you.
Using our experience and expertise, we’ll take your brief and start to design the perfect school playground for you.
If you choose, we also offer the opportunity for school pupils, teachers and parents to get involved in the design process through our unique ‘Designing for Real’ workshops. This allows their opinions and ideas to influence the final design of the play area.
Our highly qualified and dedicated build team will manufacture and install every aspect of your new school playground.
Depending on the location of your playground space, features and equipment may be built off site and then assembled onsite. Occasionally we build onsite too.