Montpelier Primary School

A dynamic outdoor play area designed to engage children in activities that stimulate their curiosity and skills, fostering an environment where they can experience a sense of challenge.

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About the Project

Montpelier Primary School’s ethos is through the word ‘family.’ They ensure each and every child feels valued and celebrated, challenged and supported,  so we knew we needed to create an outdoor space which would reflect this.

The school’s small EYFS playground was transformed for year-round flexibility by incorporating artificial grass and rubber wetpour, creating distinct play zones within the limited space. We incorporated a Messy Play Area, which included a Mud Kitchen, equipped with a store, scales, and various utensils, serves as a space for children to engage in role play, enhancing fine motor skills and broadening their vocabulary as they articulate their kitchen processes and recipes. To enhance the kitchen’s ambiance, we introduced a fence, a chalkboard, and an ornamental Mud Kitchen Spoon Sign.

We introduced a rubber wetpour Bike Track with graphics featuring zebra crossings and directional arrows. Additionally, a draped tunnel was incorporated over the track, along with a spacious timber bridge, providing children with an exciting circuit for racing on bikes and other modes of transportation. This initiative not only enhances their gross motor skills but also improves balance and upper and lower body strength as they navigate corners with speed and agility. The installation of artificial grass surfacing at the heart of the track not only provides a welcoming play area for children but also introduces a textured element to the otherwise what was a plain tarmac playground.

Incorporating movable rolling planters for enhanced flexibility, we provided both children and teachers with the ability to adjust their placement as necessary. These planters serve as an encouragement for activities such as digging and planting flowers and vegetables, whilst building upon their fine motor skills. This not only imparts valuable knowledge about the surrounding world to the children but also instills a sense of responsibility as they actively nurture the growth of these plants.


  • Messy Play Area equipped with Mud Kitchen, Mud Store, Scales, Chalkboard, Fence and Mud Kitchen Spoon Sign
  • Bike Track
  • Wetpour and Artificial grass surfacing

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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