We design, manufacture and
install highly engaging bespoke
natural playgrounds for

We started in 2002 creating natural playgrounds for schools

Over the years, we’ve honed our process to help schools create brilliant playscapes that engage, amaze and develop the skills of children.

We know that when you need a playground as a school, it’s often something that has to be arranged outside of teaching time, and you need a partner you can trust.

We’re experienced in creating bespoke, original, sustainable playgrounds that provide rich, creative, engaging play for youngsters and we back that play design experience with end-to-end service designing, manufacturing and installing your playground, making it as simple as possible.


Case Studies

St Werburgh’s Primary School

St Werburgh’s Primary School

Client brief:
Following an earlier project with St Werburgh’s Primary School, TouchWood were asked to extend the play area in partnership with Bristol’s Scrapstore PlayPod, who had been engaged by the primary school to produce a Play B…

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The Dolphin School

The Dolphin School

Client brief:
The Dolphin School engaged TouchWood to improve a challenging playground area with a diverse range of engaging but flexible play activities.
The existing playground area was a complex space with a very high usage deman…

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St Werburgh’s Primary School

St Werburgh’s Primary School

Client brief:
St Werburgh’s Primary School wanted TouchWood to create a flexible and inspirational natural play space that supported their ambitions for outdoor play and learning. The School wanted a masterplan developing that incorpor…

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Fairlawn School

Fairlawn School

Client brief:
The School was newly opened and 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…

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Our playgrounds offer brilliant play value and attract prospective parents

We know that you don’t want an ‘everyday play space’. Touchwood Playgrounds are special.

We know how to make things unique. Beautiful. Memorable. Instagram-worthy. Something to talk about.

Nothing is off the shelf. We constantly innovate, creating new and special features that will make your play equipment truly unique.

Our focus is on natural play. Contact with the wood, water, sand. Touch. Feel. Explore. Dare. Experiment.

Working with us, you know you are also investing in a sustainable product, supporting creative craftsmanship, and using natural materials mostly sourced in the UK.

Playgrounds for Schools


We have loads of experience creating playgrounds for every budget

Whether you need to get your funding and want an idea of cost, or you have funding and need to get as much play value into a space as possible for that budget, we know how to help you.

From early years to secondary schools, we understand your school’s play needs will vary widely. Our primary focus is to provide playscapes that encourage outdoor learning alongside play and exercise.

We work with budgets of all sizes, but typically we work on school projects that cost £30,000+.


We’ve Worked With…


At TouchWood, we’re passionate about learning through play. Our school playgrounds are designed and built to deliver amazing and unique play experiences.

Our playground features encourage children to use their imaginations to have their own adventures in a safe, stimulating, natural setting. Using the act of play to stimulate learning is something that we’re all passionate about.

Play is the earliest form of storytelling. And, it is how children learn how to negotiate with peers, problem-solve, and improvise. It is in play that basic social skills — like sharing and taking turns — are learned and practiced. Children also bring their own language, customs, and culture into play.

From climbing frames to themed structures to mud kitchens and multi-use activity areas, we’ll have a natural play solution to meet your needs.

Playgrounds for Schools

GET in touch and get started

Our concept design team can quickly help you explore pricing, themes and play value on a five minute call. Our designs are bespoke and no two are the same. Whether you’re a school or a world class leisure park, we can quickly come up with some ideas to support your project.

Our design process

Every project is unique, but in general we stick to our four step process when creating playgrounds. There are some additional stages if we support you through the funding process, but in general our design process is outlined below.

Step 1

Concept Design

Get in touch with our Concept Design team. Then, development, site survey, collaborative design, and pricing assurance.

Step 2

Technical Design

Technical design and pre-manufacture; we send technical drawings for you to sign off and we start pre-manufacturing at the wood yard.

Step 3

Manufacture & Install

Installation and sign-off -with as many pre-manufactured items as possible we install. Then our independent play safety inspector signs off the play area.

Step 4


After-sales and maintenance support -we will issue you with a detailed operation and maintenance manual, a technical handover, and the option of our maintenance service packages.

Why Trust Us?

We’re focused on delivering incredible play value so that visitors have an amazing time and clients see the rewards. After all, if our playgrounds can do that, it doesn’t matter if you’re a school looking for play value or a leisure location looking to increase dwell time; both will see success.
Our client testimonials speak for themselves.
“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.”
Shelley Flanagan
Head TeacherThe 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.”
Molesworth PrincipalThe Dolphin School

“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”
Lindsey Fuller
Head TeacherSpeedwell Nursery

“Our experience of working with Touchwood has been nothing but positive. The play ground that we now have is unique to us and the space that we asked you to fill. We feel that it almost perfectly reflects this nursery’s aspirations for a stimulating, challenging high quality outside learning environment.”
Gavin Trump
Room LeaderFinton Avenue Nursery School


create A playground that is uniquely yours

Our concept design team can quickly help you explore pricing, themes and play value on a five minute call – submit your email address and our team will get in touch. Our designs are bespoke and no two are the same. Whether you’re a school or a world class leisure park, we can quickly come up with some ideas to support your project.