Creative School Playground

Creative School Playground

Creativity is an important part of children's development from EYFS up to primary and secondary school, we offer outdoor equipment to develop these skills.

Outdoor Creative Play

Outdoor Creative Play

The equipment we supply for creative play includes activity panels, drawing boards and multi use markings which encourage the kids to use their imagination to create new things.

External Drawing Tables

External Drawing Tables

We supply a number of outdoor drawing tables where children can use chalk and paints to create their own fun designs in vibrant colours and shapes.

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Children’s Creative Activities Playgrounds

We offer a range of School Playground Equipment for children’s creative activities playgrounds and these can be supplied for nurseries, schools and community parks.

The products include fixed play structures, toys, furniture and playground markings which can be incorporated into one overall design, or used separately for different activities.

You’ll be able to create a bespoke outdoor play facility using a variety of equipment and playground markings to suit your budget and the kids who will use the area.

These playgrounds can be fully customised for different age groups, incorporating a wide variety of features.

For more information about playground ideas for schools, nurseries and preschool kids, please fill in an enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as possible, answering any questions you may have.

Playground Ideas for Creative Play

Creating a playground that encourages creative play is a wonderful way to promote imagination, social interaction, and physical activity among children. Here are some creative playground ideas:

  • Integrate natural elements like trees, rocks, and water features. These elements can spark imagination and provide opportunities for diverse creative play scenarios.
  • Create a small garden play space where younger children can learn about plants and engage in gardening activities.

Imagination Stations

  • Designate specific areas for imaginative play, like a castle, spaceship, or pirate ship. Use themed play structures and encourage children to invent stories and games around these themes.
  • Incorporate open-ended play structures like large blocks, tires, and wooden planks that children can use to build their own structures, fostering creativity and teamwork.

Sensory Play Areas

  • Include sensory play elements such as sandboxes, water tables, and mud pits. Sensory experiences can inspire creativity and imaginative play.
  • Plant fragrant flowers and herbs around the playground to engage children's sense of smell.`

Expressive Arts and Creativity Zones

  • Set up art stations with easels, chalkboards, and washable paints where children can engage in creative self expression.
  • Create a mural wall where children can collaborate on large artworks, encouraging teamwork and creativity.

Music and Performance Spaces

  • Install musical instruments like drums, xylophones, and chimes that younger children can play. Musical activities can inspire creativity and collaboration.
  • Designate a stage area for impromptu performances, fostering creative dramatic play.

Natural Obstacle Courses

  • Create natural obstacle courses using tree stumps, balance beams, and climbing rocks. Encourage children to invent their own challenges and obstacle courses, promoting creativity and problem-solving skills.

Role-Playing Areas

  • Construct playhouses, kitchens, or shops where children can engage in role-playing activities, encouraging imaginative and social play.
  • Provide a variety of costumes and props to enhance role-playing experiences.

Storytelling Corners

  • Designate cozy corners with benches and cushions where storytellers can read stories to children. Encourage children to create their own stories and share them with others.

Interactive Games

  • Install interactive games on the ground, such as hopscotch or mazes, promoting physical activity and cognitive development while encouraging creativity.
  • Include puzzles and brain-teaser games that challenge children's problem-solving skills and inspire creative thinking.

Flexible Seating and Gathering Spaces

  • Provide movable seating options like large cushions, bean bags, or picnic tables. These outdoor spaces can be transformed for various activities and group interactions, fostering creativity and social play.

Benefits of Creative Playgrounds

Creative playgrounds offer a wide range of benefits for children's physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development. Here are some of the key advantages of creative playgrounds:

  • Encourage Imagination and Creativity: Creative playgrounds provide opportunities for imaginative play, allowing children to invent stories, roles, and scenarios, enhancing their creativity and imaginative thinking.
  • Promote Physical Development: Engaging in creativity play often involves physical activities such as climbing, running, balancing, and jumping, which promote fine motor skills, gross motor skills development and physical fitness.
  • Enhance Social Skills: Creative playgrounds encourage social interaction and cooperation among children. Collaborative activities promote teamwork, negotiation, and communication skills.
  • Improve Emotional Development: Imaginative play allows children to explore different emotions and roles, helping them understand and manage their feelings. It promotes empathy and emotional intelligence.
  • Boost Cognitive Skills: Creative play activities involve problem-solving, decision-making, and critical thinking. Children learn to make choices, plan, and execute their ideas, enhancing their cognitive abilities.
  • Increase Confidence and Self-Esteem: When children engage in creative play and successfully express their ideas and emotions, it boosts their self confidence and self-esteem.
  • Develop Language Skills: Creative play often involves storytelling, dialogue, and role-playing, which enhance language skills, vocabulary, and communication abilities.
  • Support Inclusivity and Diversity: Creative playgrounds can incorporate diverse themes, characters, and settings, promoting inclusivity and helping children learn about different cultures and perspectives.
  • Stimulate Sensory Exploration: Creative playgrounds can include sensory elements like sand, water, textures, and fragrances, providing opportunities for sensory exploration and stimulation.
  • Foster Environmental Awareness: Natural elements in creative playgrounds, such as trees, plants, and water features, can promote an appreciation for nature and environmental awareness among children.
  • Encourage Risk-Taking in a Safe Environment: Creative playgrounds often offer challenging and adventurous activities within a safe context. Children learn to assess risks, make decisions, and build confidence in their abilities.
  • Promote Joy and Playfulness: Creative playgrounds create a fun environment where children can experience joy, happiness, and a sense of wonder, fostering a positive attitude towards learning and exploration.

Costs of Creative Activity Playgrounds

The average cost of creating a creative activity playground is £8,600 - £15,000.

The costs of creating a creative activity playground can vary significantly based on several factors, including the size of the playground, the types of creative activities and structures you want to include, the materials used, labour costs, and location.

Engaging Play Equipment 

In Early Years Foundation Stage groups, kindergartens, nurseries and primary schools, creative play areas are very beneficial for children’s development as they could make up their own games and play with others in imaginative activities.

Equipment like adventure towers, trim trails and games panels are all commonly chosen for children’s creative playgrounds because the younger kids can use them for role play activities and developing physical skills.

Other features like performance stages and furniture allow kids to be creative as they can put on shows and make up different games that they want to play while using the equipment.

These features can add many benefits to a child's education as it can improve their physical health as well as stimulate their minds through imagination and creativity, which can further the their development. 

Types of Activities

All of the equipment we have available is extremely versatile as things like trim trails, shelters, climbing frames, adventure units and colourful playground markings may be used for lots of different things. They can be used by children in both lessons and during their break times which they can enjoy alone or with friends.

The activities done outdoors can even be educational and link to lessons taught in the classroom from the National Curriculum and activities outlined by OFSTED.

Please complete our contact form if you’d like more information on costs of creative activity playgrounds for children at your school, nursery or early years group.

These facilities offer a more effective learning environment and there are countless possibilities to choose from when installing the individual features. We will be able to offer you a quote and answer all of the questions you may have.

Creative Outdoor Play Area

If your primary school or kindergarten playground needs brightening up with some creative outdoor play area designs, we can install a whole host of different solutions.

Many outdoor play areas have thermoplastic playground markings applied to the tarmac, and these come in a range of colourful designs that the kids can use for playing games.

Popular activity markings include hopscotch, snakes and ladders, mazes, roadways, animals, numbers and phonics which the children can enjoy during break times and use for educational purposes.

The plastic flooring playground markings could be installed and used as part of a full play area design with different toys and pieces of play equipment. These could include bridges, pirate ships, towers, activity trails and climbing structures.

We also offer a range of creativity tables which have changeable infills so they may be used for drawing with chalk, learning numbers and letters, or uncovering fossils from a layer of sand.

School Creativity Games

It’s important to let children be creative in primary school and nursery so they can develop these skills as well as learning academic subjects and physical literacy.

All of the equipment and markings we supply are designed to be versatile, fun and educational for the children, and you can choose products which suit your students.

We can help you choose the designs that are suitable to your facility and can work closely with you so you can get the perfect graphics.

There are many benefits to school creativity games being played both inside and outside. Pupils from EYFS, KS1 and KS2 can improve social interaction by playing together and creating new things.

A range of equipment is available including painting boards, sand pits and stages which offer a variety of different uses.


What is Creative Play?

Creative play, also known as imaginative play or pretend play, refers to activities where children use their imagination and creativity to engage in open-ended, unstructured play.

During creative play, children can pretend to be different characters, invent imaginative scenarios, and explore various roles and situations. This type of play allows children to express themselves, develop social and emotional skills, and enhance their cognitive abilities in a fun and imaginative way.

Creative play can take many forms, such as:

  • Role-playing: Children take on different roles and act out scenarios, such as playing house, pretending to be doctors, or imitating their favorite characters from books or movies.
  • Imaginary play: Children create imaginary worlds, settings, and characters using toys, household items, or their surroundings. For example, they might turn a cardboard box into a spaceship or use sticks as magic wands.
  • Storytelling: Children create and tell stories, either through verbal communication or by using drawings, puppets, or other visual aids.
  • Artistic activities: Creative play can involve various artistic activities, such as drawing, painting, sculpting, or crafting. Children can express their creativity through these mediums.
  • Dramatic play: Children engage in dramatic performances or skits, where they act out scenes and use props to enhance their storytelling.

Creative play is essential for child development as it helps children develop a range of skills, including:

  • Imagination and creativity: Children learn to think outside the box and come up with new ideas and scenarios.
  • Social skills: Creative play often involves interaction with others, helping children develop important social skills like cooperation, negotiation, and communication.
  • Emotional development: Through imaginative play, children can explore different emotions and learn how to express and manage their feelings.
  • Cognitive skills: Creative play enhances cognitive abilities such as problem-solving, decision-making, and critical thinking as children navigate various imaginative situations.
  • Language development: Children often engage in storytelling and dialogue during creative play, which can improve their language skills and vocabulary.

Encouraging children in creative play can be done by providing them with a variety of toys, props, and open-ended materials that allow them to explore their imagination freely.

Additionally, providing a supportive and nurturing environment where children feel safe to express themselves can further enhance their creative play experiences.

How can I make my Playgrounds More Fun?

Making your playground more fun involves incorporating creative and engaging elements that cater to younger and older children. Here are some playground ideas to make your play area a fun enviroment:

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Please complete our simple contact form if you want to know more about children’s playgrounds ideas and the costs to install each of these play spaces.

Our experts will send you over all the information you need and devise a quote for the creative equipment that suits your budget. If you have any questions feel free to ask as our team are happy to help in any way possible.

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