St. Thomas’s Primary School

We transformed St Thomas’s EYFS and KS1 & 2 playgrounds to offer many play opportunities.

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About the Project

We had the pleasure to work with St Thomas Primary school to transform their EYFS, KS1 & 2 playgrounds. Despite having a small uneven outdoor space we were able to ensure we utilised every bit of space they had to maximise play value for the pupils.

Their playground had an unused embankment and areas which were prone to flooding and getting muddy. We completely resurfaced and laid our hardwearing, drainable artificial grass across the embankment. This completely brightened up the area and now allows the children to use this area all year round.

We installed our Hill Top Tower Climbing Structure upon the Embankment which helps children build upon their strength, balance and resilience whilst they climb up the Log and Rock Walls, run across the Play Platform and race down the Slide. We also installed a number of play panels within the structure for cognitive development and imaginative play.

Alongside the Hill Top Tower Climbing Structure we installed a Rope Pull up Log Ramp for the children to also test their strength and stamina.

We installed our Water Panels with pivoting guttering to allow the children to interact and understand the concept of water. Along with the Water Panel we incorporated a Water Table for the children to expand on their science knowledge. By splashing, scooping and pouring, the children improve their fine motor skills and explore their senses. This makes for an exciting and social experience for children as they learn and have fun together.

Finally we designed a Magic Garden Area for sensory development. We incorporated Mirrored panels, Large planters, Sensory Wall with different Textures and a Light Reflective Disco Ball within the decking. All of these elements offer a therapeutic and safe way for children to explore their senses.


stimulate all five senses

  • Magic Garden for sensory exploration.
  • Embankment Climbing Structure, with Slide, Play Platform, Rock & Log Wall and Play Panels.
  • Rope Pull up Log Ramp
  • Water Panel with pivoting guttering
  • Water Table



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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