Make your school playground winter-friendly this season!

Discover everything you need to know in this article.

Temperatures have dropped. Days have shortened. Rain is pouring.

It can all only mean one thing…

Winter is coming.

With less than a month to go until the (official) start of winter, now is the perfect time to prepare your playground for plummeting temperatures and all the other weather changes that are bound to happen this season.

Here, our playground equipment specialists at Setter Play share their top tips on prepping your playground for the colder months.

Provide shelter

There’s only so much you can do when you’re cooped up in the classroom on rainy days.

However, investing in a canopy, or another form of shelter can make going outside more comfortable for your students when it is raining – providing a place for them to sit and chat with their classmates whilst they get some much-needed fresh air.

At Setter Play, we provide a range of different canopies and shelters that would be the perfect fit for your school playground – not just for the winter, but for the rest of the year, too!


Generate warmth

The average winter temperature in the UK sits between 2 and 7 degrees Celsius.

Whilst this may sound much too cold for children to be out playing, there are plenty of things you can do to keep students warm when they spend their break time outside.

For example, using thermoplastic line markings is a fantastic way to get youngsters moving – raising their temperatures and ensuring they don’t get too cold.

Our activity and sports line markings include classics like hopscotch, and snakes and ladders. These are not only guaranteed to last throughout the harsh winter (and beyond) with little maintenance, but they’re a colourful addition to make to the playground, too.


Keep on top of maintenance

If you want to keep your play units up and running during the winter months, keeping on top of maintenance is especially important.

This means inspecting your equipment regularly, removing any debris or other obstacles that pose a slip hazard, and keeping an eye on the weather – making sure to de-ice slippery surfaces so it’s safe for your students to use.


Need more winter playground tips?

Looking for more ways you can winterproof your playground?

In need of new school playground equipment to make your yard more exciting for your pupils?

You’re definitely in the right place.

Here at Setter Play, we’ve been designing and installing the highest quality playground equipment for our clients for over 20 years and would be more than happy to help you transform your school play area.

To find out more about how we can help, or for more expert winter playground tips, get in touch with our experts today!