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 active, two of the key elements of the Setter Play ethos.

Speak with our team today and let us craft the perfect adventure playground for your green space!


Toffee Park, London

  1. Toffee Park in London was ranked the number one adventure playgrounds in the UK by The Independent, with exciting and engaging equipment, that ranges from a treehouse feature to allotment and nature gardens areas as well as multi-sport feature. And here at Setter Play one of our unique pieces of playground equipment in our bespoke products range is our tree towers and treehouse equipment which allow children to climb, conquer and imagine the wonders of being in tropical rainforests and powerful medieval castles.

Creepy Crawlies, York

  1. Creepy Crawlies in York has much more to offer than simply playground equipment, however, the features that are accessible here are available from Setter Play: swings – parents, do you remember playing on swings when you were small? Notably, swings are one of the most traditional pieces of equipment to be included at playgrounds however they provide children of all ages the age old experience of a churning stomach of excitement – which is precisely what we are looking for!

Go Ape adventure high wire playgrounds

  1. Go Ape adventure high wire playgrounds can be found all across the country, and though not free to use adventures their use of tree top swings and zip lines offer an amazing experience that a child won’t soon forget. And here at Setter Play, we manufacture zip wire equipment that can be fitted to a wide range of playgrounds, bringing the excitement of Go Ape to your school or local park’s playground.

Harewood House, Yorkshire

  1. Here at Setter Play we have a variety of picnic benches available, these tend to be ideal for those tired parents when relaxing for a couple minutes while their child runs free in the safety of their local playground. And for that reason, Harewood House in Yorkshire has gained our fourth spot with the wonderful adventure playground featuring a perimeter of picnic benches for parents to rest their tired feet.

Chatsworth in Derbyshire

  1. Don’t we all associate climbing frames the simple fun we had as a child in the playgrounds we visited? Well at Chatsworth in Derbyshire there is a huge climbing forest which provides children with the opportunity to explore and discover their surroundings. And here at Setter Play, we manufacture three different types of climbing equipment based around “up and over” features. These are hugely popular with children because they give them a sense of adventure and are created to have different levels of difficulty – this is useful when encouraging young children to stimulate concentration throughout play.


Interested in speaking with our specialist playground designer team to find out how we can help craft the perfect adventure playground for your school field or local park then why not drop us an email give us a call today!


The 5 best playgrounds in the UK FAQ’s

Our range of play equipment covers everything you could possibly wish for.

From bespoke play units that incorporate swings, slides, bridges and more to our custom-design play projects, constructed to replicate pirate ships, castles and treehouses.

Our interactive play equipment encourages children’s imaginations to run wild, skills to develop and social skills to flourish.

We also supply thermoplastic line markings in the form of sports markings, activity markings and play towns to make your ground-level surface that bit more exciting.

If you’re looking for a more sensory-based space, we’re experienced in designing and installing accessible sensory play areas. Storytellers’ chairs and mushroom seats are also popular products, creating the perfect outdoor storytelling area.

To find out more about the play equipment available from us here at Setter Play, view our expansive range.

Imaginative, brightly coloured playground equipment is a definite favourite amongst children. It’s somewhere they can really explore their imagination.

Children can get bored easily, so a versatile playground is a must. They need somewhere they can explore in a number of different ways over and over again.

Our tree towers, for example, feature a deck wrapped around a tree with a network of bridges connecting different decks and climbing activities. These can incorporate several other activities including slides, nets and swings, creating endless fun in one space.

But it’s not just fun slides, challenging climbing frames and big basket swings that capture attention.

Outdoor musical instruments, for example, encourage engagement. Whether you choose to use these during music lessons, or just allow children to let their energy out on a tin drum at playtime, outdoor musical instruments are guaranteed to be a firm favourite in any playground.

Although most commonly found in public parks, playground equipment is actually a great way to encourage learning and development within children.

Because playgrounds are interactive spaces, designed with children in mind, they’re often found in educational settings such as schools and nurseries.

The equipment found in these settings tends to incorporate various elements to encourage exploration within children. These elements require children to climb up ladders, swing on swings and climb through tunnels, therefore developing their motor skills.

Playground equipment can also be found in community centres.

Because of the varying ages that frequent community centres, the equipment found within these environments tends to cater for a wider age range.

If you’re looking to add a bespoke play area to your space or want to upgrade your current equipment, get in touch with our skilled team.

Simply call us on 01462 817 538 or email us at [email protected], and a member of our friendly team will respond to your enquiry as soon as possible.

Each and every piece of equipment supplied by us is created to meet your requirements.

You’ll sit down with one of our experts to discuss your ideas, ensuring we’re aware of absolutely everything that needs to be taken into account.

We will then use your ideas to plan and design your playground equipment.

Once constructed, we will install this in your space with minimal disruption to your everyday activities.

With over 20 years of experience, it’s safe to say that we know our stuff. And no project is ever too big or too small for our team.

We’re skilled in designing play equipment for children of all ages and abilities, encouraging them to use their imaginations. And we understand how important learning through play is, especially for younger children.

So, this will always be taken into account when designing your play equipment.

But don’t just take our word for it. Hear from our clients themselves, too, by reading some testimonials.