Switching up your playground design for the 2023/24 school year?

The six-week summer holiday is finally on the horizon, and now is the perfect time to start thinking about switching up your playground design before you welcome your students back to school in September.

Whether your current school playground equipment is years old and clearly in need of an upgrade, or you like you switch things up every couple of years to keep things interesting for the children, we’ve got everything your playground needs for the start of the new school year.

In this post, our experts here at Setter Play explore the best pieces of school playground equipment that your yard can’t afford to miss out on in 2023.


Freeform climbing frames

Freeform, non-perspective play units encourage your students to explore in any and every direction they desire.

Not only do they provide the perfect place to blow off some steam in between lessons, but they also offer the perfect opportunity for children to develop their strength, improve their fine and gross motor skills and boost their visual perception, too.

Our freeform range at Setter Play features climbing frames of all sizes – so no matter how big or small your playground is – you’re sure to find the perfect addition ready for the 2023/24 school year.


Natural play units

If you’re looking for timeless playground pieces to replace your age-old climbing frames and adventure trails, investing in a natural play unit is the way to go.

From single tower units to large quirky structures, you’re sure to find exactly what you need to revive your school playground and keep breaktimes fun for children of all ages and abilities in our collection of elemental play equipment at Setter Play.

Sensory play panels

If you’re looking to inject colour, fun activities and sounds into your playground design, you can’t go wrong with sensory play panels.

From outdoor musical instruments and solar-powered stopwatches to themed imagination panels – sensory play equipment provides opportunities for tactile exploration, auditory stimulation and proprioceptive input – supporting their development of fine motor skills and coordination.


Imagination, social & natural play equipment

From helping children learn critical thinking skills and helping them to understand simple instructions, to boosting their social skills and teaching them how to manage their emotions, imaginative play offers many benefits for children of all ages.

Whether they’re putting on a playground concert for their peers or taking on the role of a train conductor, there’s a variety of different play units available at Setter Play that encourage students to express themselves and engage in more social and physical activities outside of the classroom.


Need more school playground inspiration?

If you’re in need of more tips on how to design your playground, our experts are here to help.

With decades of experience in crafting the highest-quality school playground equipment and helping design the perfect playgrounds for schools up and down the country, you can consider us the go-to team for the job.

For more information, or help designing your all-new playground, give us a call today on 01462 817 538 or email us at [email protected] and we’ll be in touch with you as soon as possible!