School Playground Equipment


Are you looking for School Playground Supplies for your local play area, school or park? You’ve come to the right place!

We are a family-run business located in Bedfordshire, specialising in design, manufacturing and installation, of beautifully crafted Wooden Play Areas that are perfect for any environment. Our range of equipment varies from activity trails, swings, benches, treehouses and canopies - browse our bespoke range today!

At Setter Play, we are the specialists when it comes to designing safe School Playgrounds. We have a bespoke range of equipment that is suitable for children of all ages and abilities, with our equipment offering suitability for everyone!

We all know how much enjoyment a playground has to offer; however, at Setter Play, we create playgrounds that are designed to suit your bespoke needs which can even offer educational value! Our equipment can reflect your surroundings too, with our bespoke equipment being made to suit your specific needs with regards to space and individual preferences, guaranteeing children feel happy and at home as they play and learn!

It goes without saying that children enjoy visiting parks - so much so, that they could stay there all day! Therefore, at Setter Play, we have designed equipment that can assist the mental and physical development of junior and infant school children, making your visit to the play area an even more valuable experience.

For any further information or advice, don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our experts at Setter Play!

Small Compact School Playground Slide - Setter Play Equipment UK

Abstract - Free form play

Our abstract timber play units can be explored around the outside, up the inside, over the top and through the middle, challenging children to explore the three dimensional space the climbing frame occupies. There is no right or wrong way to play.  

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Bespoke Wooden Playground Slide & Equipment here at Setter Play

Elemental - Natural play units

We have returned to our origins of hand crafted timber based play units to provide an alternative to the manmade components such as aluminium, HDPE and steel that feature in other units in our range.

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Wooden School Playground Slide from Setter Play

Fundamental - Everyday play units

Fundamental is our tried and tested range of play equipment featuring favourite designs and activities produced from tough durable components.  

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Sports and Fitness Pitch from Setter Play UK

Sports and Fitness

Sport and fitness is an increasingly important part of primary school life, and Setter Play's sport and fitness designs and products are ideal for promoting a healthier lifestyle amongst young children. Setter Play design, manufacture and install Multi-use Game Areas, Sports Walls and Goal Ends that cater for a variety of different sports, including Football, Netball, Basketball, Hockey, Cricket, and Track and Field events. We also supply and install thermoplastic line markings, all-weather running tracks, sports walls and much more. We also offer the full service, offering the requisite groundworks, levelling, and installation.

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Setter Play School Canopies and Shelters

Canopies and Shelters

From functional monopitch canopies, to graceful curved ones, Setter Play has 20 years' experience in providing pupils across the country with some all-weather accessible space and protection from the elements.

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Wooden Fortress for School Playground Equipment. All from Setter Play UK

Bespoke Projects - Unique play projects

  Our bespoke play schemes are tailored and customised to your school, meaning your pupils will love them even more!

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Our Playground Design Process


We support you from start to finish with every aspect of your project

Free initial consultation

The first and most important step of our playground design process is the free initial consultation. During the consultation we will discuss your project, your ideas, your goals, budget and requirements so that we can plan & design a bespoke playground that you will be delighted with.

Canopy Slide Frame from Setter Play
Outdoor Wooden Play Equipment

Project planning

Once we have a full understanding of the scope and goals of your project, we begin thoroughly planning your new playground. During this stage we can advise on planning permission, funding options and safety & environmental considerations, as well as giving approximate timescales for each major milestone of the project.

Childrens Outdoor Play Equipment

Bespoke design

Our design process is completely bespoke. After we have fully planned out your project our designers will get to work on on the design of the layout, equipment placement and overall look and feel of the playground and produce high quality CAD drawings.


Custom made equipment

Once the design is complete and you have approved it, we will begin the process of manufacturing the play equipment that we have specified using only the best quality, sustainably sourced materials in our own in house facility.

Free initial consultation

The first and most important step of our playground design process is the free initial consultation. During the consultation we will discuss your project, your ideas, your goals, budget and requirements so that we can plan & design a bespoke playground that you will be delighted with.

Galleon Boat Playground Equipment

Full support & aftercare

As a family run business with over 20 years experience in the industry, we pride ourselves on our customer service and after sales support. We manufacture all of our play equipment in house to exacting standards using only the best materials, which is why we are proud to offer guarantees of up to 15 years on our products.

We are always here to provide our advice and expertise to schools, local authorities, architects and other specifiers. Whatever you need, with our wealth of experience we are confident that we'll be able to assist. Get in touch with us for our honest, no obligation advice.

Case Studies


From the full design and installation of new playgrounds for schools and local authorities, to canopies and outdoor classrooms for community centres, if it involves play Setter have done it! Our case studies detail step by step how we have assisted with all aspects of playground planning, design and implementation from start to finish.

Treehouse primary school play area completed in West London

Three Bridges Primary in Southall, West London, have been searching for solutions to their EYFS play area for a couple of years, and invited Setter Play to visit their school [...]

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Brookland Infants School in Hertfordshire, opens their enormous new Adventure Trail

Brookland Infants School in Cheshunt asked Setter Play to design an exciting new adventure trail for their pupils to explore. Our design emulated the rise and fall of a mountain [...]

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Outdoor gym equipment installed for Hadrian Academy in Dunstable, Bedfordshire

With the ever-growing focus on children's health and fitness we were pleased to be asked by Hadrian Academy in Dunstable to add to their daily mile track Their daily mile [...]

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Whether you need a quote for a new public or private installation, advice on play equipment and funding available, or information and spec sheets for our products, we're always happy to help.

Frequently Asked Questions


How long should school playground equipment last?

School playground equipment generally lasts 15 years from its installation date before it needs updating, but this can differ depending on the unit you select from our extensive range.

Here at Setter Play, we manufacture all our playground equipment to the highest standard, from the best quality materials – guaranteed to last for many years to come. You can stretch the lifespan of your play equipment by arranging regular inspections to ensure it’s in great condition and more importantly, safe for children to use.

How often should school playground equipment be inspected?

The safety of children doesn’t solely depend on the initial design of your new school playground. You need to make sure that it’s well-maintained. We recommend three types of inspection:

  • daily inspections
  • monthly inspections (more detailed)
  • annual inspection

Inspections will help to minimise your maintenance costs and keep your play equipment looking great for longer.

How to choose school playground equipment?

Before you jump in and create the coolest-looking play area – packed with fantastic equipment, take the time to weigh up all your options. School playgrounds aren’t just for fun. They help to develop vital communication and problem-solving skills from an early age, as well as fine motor skills. Make sure you take into consideration the age of your students, their abilities, the environment and your budget/funding.

At Setter Play, we supply a range of wooden playground equipment, bespoke play units and playground classics, as well as sports and fitness facilities, canopies and shelters. Unsure which equipment to choose? Feel free to contact the team on 01462 817 538 and we’ll happily guide and advise you.

At Setter Play, we supply a range of wooden playground equipment, bespoke play units and playground classics, as well as sports and fitness facilities, canopies and shelters.

Do your school playgrounds come with a guarantee?

Yes. All our wooden school playground equipment comes with a 15-year guarantee to ensure maximum life expectancy and to keep your maintenance costs to an absolute minimum. Our guarantee enables you to get the most out of your equipment and can be enjoyed by children for many years to come.

Are there any maintenance requirements for your school playground equipment?

Playgrounds are life-long learning environments. All findings from inspections should be recorded and maintained in a register, along with:

  • Site Plan
  • Full Equipment Details
  • Documentation of Planning and Development
  • Inspection and Maintenance Programmes
  • Action on Hazards

These records should be reviewed regularly by management to demonstrate compliance with legal responsibility.

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