Latest news and case studies


All the latest news, case studies and projects from Setter Play

Bespoke climbing frame installed for Bar Hill Primary School

Dr. Mistrano, headteacher at Bar Hill Primary School, invited Setter Play in to quote for their new play project after having worked with us at his previous school, Etonbury Primary. [...]

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Another bespoke steel canopy installed in London

Coleridge Primary School turned to Setter Play to install a brand new canopy, of a similar design to their old one, but with much stronger reinforcement to ensure this one [...]

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Vibrant EYFS play scheme installed at Powers Hall Infants School

Setter Play reimagined Powers Hall Infant's tarmac space into a vibrant, colourful exciting space for their pupils to grow and learn whilst they play. We proposed a well-balanced play area [...]

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Huge new climbing frame installed at St. Josephs RC Primary School, Hertford

This colossal treehouse-inspired climbing frame from Setter Play, is the culmination of a summer's work at St. Joseph's Primary in Hertford. A giant play playtform stretches the length of their tarmac [...]

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Check out this awesome one-of-a-kind Treehouse we built for Collège Français Bilingue de Londres!

CFBL approached Setter Play with an idea to create some form of school climbing frame in the corner of their limited tarmac space. The brief was to create something that would [...]

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Bespoke primary school play project completed for St. Faith’s in Cambridge

St. Faith's private school in Cambridge called Setter Play in as their local bespoke school play equipment specialists, to develop a one-of-a-kind design that would provide their pupils with a [...]

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New EYFS play scheme completed for Eastbury Community School, London

As part of their wider redevelopment works across their school site, Eastbury Community School in Barking, East London, selected Setter Play to provide their youngest years with an exciting new [...]

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Walkway canopy complete for Dawnus Construction in Reading

We have recently worked with Dawnus Construction to complete an 85m long timber walkway canopy at Arborfield School in Reading. Sitting on steel feet and utilising glulam timber beams for [...]

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We shot Shefford Lower School’s Key Stage Two play area by drone too!

Wanting a play scheme for their older years, Shefford Lower also chose Setter Play to develop KS2 area. Featuring two timber climbing frames that are perfect for primary schools, the venerable [...]

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Drone photography shoot of Shefford Lower School’s Key Stage One play area!

A while back we produced some videos by drone of the KS1 area  we developed for Shefford Lower School. The play area utilised natural materials like timber to create a welcoming [...]

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New steel canopy installed in London, take a look!

In search of a steel canopy to use as an outdoor classroom, Tetherdown School in north London chose Setter Play for the project after a referral from nearby Muswell Hill Primary [...]

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Brand new public play park in our hometown of Shefford, Beds!

Shefford Town Council invited their resident play equipment company to design and install a new climbing frame and swingset in one of their public play areas. They were looking for an [...]

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Traditional timber play equipment installed at Penn’s Yard

At Setter Play we've designed, manufactured and installed traditional timber play equipment for over 20 years, and love the natural, soft aesthetic that timber play units have. Hector's House is one [...]

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Light and colourful steel canopy project at St. Andrews Primary in Halstead

Setter Play have just finished St. Andrew's Primary School's new steel canopy, and we're immensely proud of another job well done. St. Andrews Primary made use of Setter Play's free [...]

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Playground Equipment: The 5 best playgrounds in the UK!

After researching the top 5 playgrounds, we have discovered that the most favourable play areas are created in order to encourage children to be in touch with creativity and be [...]

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Another development on our favourite Spiffy climber!

The bright colours, unorthodox appearance and huge variety of physical challenges make the Spiffy the perfect climbing frame for younger years at primary school. Shephalbury Park saw all the benefits [...]

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St. Mary’s Primary School in Essex upgraded their entrance canopy

With a requirement for an updated and welcoming looking canopy to the front of their school, St Mary's Primary called upon the experience and expertise of Setter Shelters. Their old [...]

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Huge play area redevelopment carried out by Setter Play at St Laurence’s Primary School

St Laurence's in Coventry were tired of their old play area, and asked Setter Play to design something new and exciting to renovate the front of the school. The front [...]

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Cutting-edge pre-school play project completed at Raynsford Academy

Raynsford Academy in Henlow needed a complete redesign of their early years' outdoor space, and came to their local play equipment company, Setter Play. We designed a bespoke Spiffy, the [...]

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Announcing the latest development in our Abstract range

Raynsford Academy had space restrictions in the area, but wanted to pack it full of good play value.  Fortunately, bespoke design is Setter Play's strongsuit! We created the all new [...]

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7 new play areas by Setter Play at Muswell Hill Primary School

Mr. Wiltshere at Muswell Hill Primary School got in touch with a variety of outdoor play equpiment companies, with the intention of reimagining their primary school's outdoor spaces. The brief [...]

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Complete play area redesign for Meadows Pre-School, Cheshunt

Setter Play were chosen to reimagine Meadows' outdoor spaces and to bring lasting play value to an underused area. The space featured very little to galvanise their pupils imaginations, and [...]

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Announcing our new Kindling range!

Drawing inspiration from our unconventional Fiddlesticks large activity climber, the Kindling range continues with the ethos of free and unscripted play on an abstract and interesting climbing frame, but better suited for [...]

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A new entrance canopy design developed for Wilmott Dixon

They called on Setter Play and our intimate knowledge of glulam timber design to create a unique and imposing entrance canopy to draw attention to the entrance of their school. [...]

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Ivy Chimney’s Primary gets a bright and colourful bespoke canopy

Ivy Chimneys Primary School were in desperate need of a new light canopy to provide some space for an outdoor classroom and somewhere to do some outdoor activities. Upon arriving [...]

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Bespoke canopy project installed at Henry Allen Infants School, Amersham

The modern and extraordinary curved walls of Henry Allen Infants Schoolwere certainly a challenge to surmount! However as specialist shelter and canopy designers, manufacturers, and installers, this was a challenge [...]

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Innovative climber and trail scheme installed at Creswick Primary School

At the edge of their play area Creswick School had an unused space at the bottom of a slight verge, which they wanted to add some play equipment to. We [...]

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Setter Play provides the village play area for the Countryfile Show 2016!

We were invited along to provide a Village Green play area for BBC's Countryfile, and jumped at the chance to exhibit some of our favourite climbing frames. After careful planning [...]

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Massive canopy and outdoor teaching space completed at Bailey’s Court Primary School, Bristol

We met Mr Lynham, the headteacher at Bailey's Court Primary School at the Academies Show at the NEC late last year, where he was drawn to Setter Play by our [...]

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Inspiring young minds through the installation of wooden playground equipment!

At Setter Play, we have 20 year’s experience in design, manufacturing and installation of play equipment. We design play areas that are made from mixed materials for schools and parks, [...]

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