Handcross Park School

Handcross Park School requested a wow factor, and we believe we delivered! Our goal was to design a play space that promotes physical activity, sparks children’s imagination, encourages social interactions for EYFS pupils, and supports all areas of the curriculum.

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About the Project

Handcross Park school asked for a wow factor and we feel we hit the mark with this one! We wanted to create a play space which would encourage physical play, ignite the children’s imagination and encourage social interactions for their EYFS pupils whilst supporting the provision of every area of the curriculum.

We created zoned areas of play for the children, whilst keeping a dedicated pathway to guide parents and teacher safely through the playground.

We incorporated a variety of Messy Play areas for the children to engage in. Our Water Wall with Rocky River Bed, includes a recirculating water system with pump and inter changeable water chutes for the children to understand the concept of water.

A Den Making Area with an imitation fire pit, allows imaginative Play, team building exercises and builds self-esteem. Our Den Making areas come with a Den Making Kit, which includes Natural Manilla Rope, Camouflaged Net and a Tarpaulin sheet to create a Den Structure. Creating the den structure itself also encourages the children to communicate, express themselves and learn new life skills.

We recognise the power of role play which stimulates the imagination and expands language skills. The Stage is a designated area that allows children to portray the world around them through stories and performances. It’s a great opportunity to show off their skills and to learn from their experiences. A large chalkboard backdrop is great way to help set the scene for their performance or take part in mark making activities.

Within our Construction area the children are encouraged to use their imagination through role play and build on their problem solving skills, as well as learn to cooperate with their peers. It is also a great place for children to enhance their fine and gross motor skills. Our Construction areas include a large sand pit and work bench. Also a zone for the children to store different tools and materials.

To create endless physical play across the playground we installed an interactive Bike Track. The Bike Track included Traffic Lights and an arch way for the children to navigate their way around, improving on their gross motor skills and their overall fitness.

We installed our Sherwood Clamber Stack which is always a hit as it is a natural looking climbing structure suitable for the EYFS age range. As the children clamber their motor skills, balance, strength and confidence improves.

We understand the importance of outdoor play, away from the usual four wall classroom, so we installed a waterproof shelter. It is also a place for parents to wait for their children after school.

  • Outdoor Classroom
  • Wetpour Bike Track with Log Planters and Entrance Arch
  • Interactive Traffic Lights and Bike Storage Shelter
  • Seating Circle
  • Stage with Chalkboard Backdrop and Mushroom Seats
  • Decking Planters
  • Water Play Area with Rocky River Bed, Recirculating Water System with Pump, Timber Bridge & Interactive Water Wall
  • Whinfell Clamber Stack Climbing Structure with Bonded Rubber Mulch Surfacing
  • Nature Area
  • Marking Making Area with Chalkboard, Dry Wipe Board and Curved Benches
  • Construction Area with Workbench, Sandpit, Material Storage and Pea Gravel Surfacing
  • Den Making Area with Den Making Posts, Wooden Mushroom Seats and Fire Pit Area
  • Sand Play Area with Bucket Pulley System

Blackshaw Primary School

“Both playgrounds look so different! The children love it and are having a great time exploring their new equipment”

Julie Carrington , Business Manager

Handcross Park School

“It has now had two terms of busy use and still every day it makes me smile – and the children too. It is such a magical space with so much opportunity”

Jason Gayler, Head of Pre-Prep & Nursery

The Peterborough School

“The design, equipment and overall service was of a very high standard.”

Chris Charlton, Bursar

Batley Grammar School

“I can’t tell you how happy we are with the work and how the plans have come to fruition, thank you to you and all the team at Playground Imagineering.”

Karen Dack, Business Manager

The Cathedral School

“Great value and a quick turnaround, the playground was transformed in just 3 days.”

Mrs Wiskin, Headteacher

Beaumont Primary School

“It was the best design and most competitively priced quotation… they really brought our ideas to life!”

Victoria Griffiths , EYFS Lead

Hindley Junior and Infant School

“The design and finished installation was exactly what we had in mind…the children love it!”

Steven Hyde, Site Manager

Holy Trinity Primary School

“We love the bridge over the tunnel and more importantly, so do the children… it’s been a great success.”

Maggie Thomson, Business Manager

Urmston Infant School

“Playground Imagineering’s bespoke climbing structure was the perfect solution to utilise an awkward space.”

Mark Doherty , Deputy Headteacher

Rupert House School

“Playground Imagineering’s initial design was excellent and they were happy to make the few tweaks we asked for to ensure we got exactly what we wanted. Not only did they deliver the design they also did it on time and to a very high standard. I have no hesitation in recommending their services.”

Mr Kim Rawlingson, Bursar

Avondale Primary School

“It was difficult to envisage what could be achieved with our long, narrow outdoor area. Playground Imagineering’s choice of equipment and well thought out design has completely transformed transformed the playground and utilised the space perfectly.”

Vicky Brown, Headteacher

St John’s Primary School

“We have used Playground Imagineering for a number of projects and they have always exceeded our expectations.”

Mark Speakman, Headteacher

St. Thomas’s Primary School

“A professional approach was taken throughout and our pupils are delighted with the new equipment.”

Sheryl Farnworth, Headteacher

St. Michael’s Primary School

“The new play areas have greatly enhanced our provision and provided our pupils with many hours of enjoyable learning and development opportunities. For much of the work, the children’s ideas have also been carefully incorporated by the Playground Imagineering team into the equipment and areas they have provided. The attention to detail has been greatly valued.”

Alison Hart, Headteacher

St. Hugh of Lincoln Primary School

“After obtaining three quotes for our playground project, we decided to go with Playground Imagineering for the following reasons: I was very impressed with their presentation and proposal as they planned the project with our needs in mind and I felt I was receiving a bespoke service rather than an off the peg solution. As a result the product matches our needs and that of the site perfectly. They were always professional,  responsive and when changes were requested, they were dealt with smoothly and without question. I would have no hesitation in recommending Playground Imagineering.”

Mark Mountcastle , Headteacher

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