Looking to update your old fashioned playground? Setter Play can help you to transform your playground for the better – providing playground equipment for all ages and abilities.

We design, manufacture and install playground equipment to suit the needs of all schools, so if you’re looking to make your playground more exciting for students, why not consider creating a Modern School Playground?

Here we look at the 6 key elements for designing a modern playground:

  1. Surface materials

The surface is the most important factor to consider as it concerns the safety of students. One of the main differences between a dated and Modern School Playground is the surface, and you need to make sure that you select the right one.

Surfaces like rubber mulch and wet pour

surfacing are designed to offer more cushioning than asphalt and can be used all year round for various purposes.

Always choose a surface that is safe, easy to maintain and suitable for play activities – the last thing you want to do is run the risk of accidents and injuries.

  1. Seating

A Modern School Playground offers something suitable for everyone. Why not provide students with somewhere to sit whilst they eat their lunch or socialise with peers?

Having picnic benches outside will allow children to eat their packed lunches in the open air and will prevent the canteen from becoming too congested.

At Setter Play, we provide a wide range of natural timber benches which are great for staff and students alike. You’ll find them in a choice of sizes, styles and shapes, so be sure to choose the most suitable one for your playground.

  1. Shelter

When the weather conditions aren’t idyllic for outdoor play, shelters and canopies are always a fantastic idea. Not only do canopies offer protection against all elements, they ensure that there is minimal disruption to classes that are taught outside the classroom.

Incorporating a shelter to your Modern School Playground will provide a shaded area for individuals to sit during the summer.

Included within our range of shelters and canopies, we supply a selection of gazebos and pergolas which can help to develop social skills – encouraging peers to communicate with each other.

  1. Natural play

Who’s to say that you cannot add greenery to your playground? Most modern playgrounds include aspects of nature to boost the mood of children.

Not all aspects of the playground need to be challenging and natural resources can often enhance education and promote relaxation. We don’t only supply ‘natural play units’ and wooden climbing frames for school playgrounds, we also provide equipment for imaginative, social and natural play – including the storyteller’s chair.

  1. Fun

Looking to create a Modern School Playground that is fun and exciting? Here at Setter Play, we can help you to determine the right equipment for your playground – making sure that it suits the demands of all students and offers an element of fun.

Our equipment provides plenty of opportunities for children to develop their cognitive skills. We create playgrounds to suit the space that you have available and ensure that it provides a challenge for all abilities – making play more enjoyable and allowing them to push themselves.

  1. Equipment

What really gets the thumbs up from students is the equipment that you install. Any units that you add to your playground needs to be safe, exciting and intriguing.

Carefully selecting playground equipment will allow you to provide students with ultimate playtime fun – perhaps ask them to see what they’d like to see in the Modern School Playground?

Including something different will instantly make your playground stand out from any other and we can help you to do exactly that.

Need to know more about modern school playgrounds? Call us on 01462 817 538 today.

6 Features Of A Modern School Playground FAQ’s

Playgrounds have come a long way over recent years – offering children more variety than ever before.

Today, school play areas use modern surfacing materials. These not only improve the aesthetics but also enhance the safety of pupils, ensuring they don’t seriously injure themselves if they trip over or fall from equipment.

Most modern school playgrounds also include plenty of outdoor seating – be it picnic benches, quirky mushroom seats or stools – which are perfect for sitting and relaxing or eating and socialising with friends.

In addition to this, many schools are opting to include shelters and canopies, providing some much-needed shade and shelter against the weather conditions.

To find out more about modern school playgrounds and what features you should incorporate, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Setter Play. We’ll be more than happy to answer your questions and share our expertise.

A modern school playground will benefit your school and students in numerous ways.

For instance, colourful apparatus is much more appealing and will entice pupils to play with it – even more so if it accommodates their ages and abilities.

Aside from enhancing the appearance of your play facilities, opting for modern school playground equipment can aid a child’s physical, mental and social development – giving them the opportunity to develop new skills.

Whether it be through the use of challenging climbing frames or traditional playground markings, a modern play area should stimulate creativity and role play.

Most modern school playgrounds can be used for lessons too, switching up the monotony of classroom learning. When students are taught in the great outdoors, they are often more motivated to concentrate and discover new things about their surroundings.

‘Variety is the spice of life’ and the same remains true of modern school playgrounds.

Whilst it’s a good idea to include playground classics – such as a swing set, zip wire, slide and activity trails – providing a choice of activities will give youngsters a chance to set themselves goals and foster new skills.

Our best advice for creating a modern school playground that offers oodles of fun is to sit down with the children and ask them what they’d like to see on the yard. After all, they’ll be the ones using the equipment, and you want to trust that they’ll play with it time and time again.

Once you’ve got a few ideas from your students, arrange a consultation with our designers. We’ll talk you through the options available before creating a modern school playground that ticks all the right boxes for the kids and your school’s budget.

Absolutely! The team at Setter Play have worked with countless schools in

Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas, helping them to improve their outdoor play facilities. We’d be more than happy to do the same for your school!

When we design, manufacture and install modern school playgrounds, we keep the ages and abilities of students in mind to guarantee their safety and enjoyment.

We are well aware that, if we provide play equipment that’s too easy, kids are likely to tire of it quickly and look for something else to do. That’s why we work hard to create challenging play areas that offer endless fun.

To ensure your modern school playground is perfect for your students, talk to the team today.