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Is your playground built to last?

September 28, 2020

Is your playground built to last? During these uncertain times, it’s now more important than ever to ensure that you are getting value for money when purchasing a new playground. 

We know that a new play area is a big investment and at Wicksteed, we know just how important it is that the playground equipment you are buying is going to be in excellent condition several years down the line.

Over 100 years of UK manufacture

For over 100 years Wicksteed has been manufacturing steel and timber playground equipment for local authorities, town and parish councils, schools and holiday parks. Wicksteed prides itself on the fact that many of its earliest pieces of playground equipment are still being played on today. The build quality of our play products is so good that even after many years spent submerged in the sea, steps from our pedestal slides were still in great condition having been found at the beach on the Isle of Wight!

Wicksteed playground equipment has been manufactured at the same premises since 1918 and all of our products are made with the same emphasis on quality and fun that Charles Wicksteed founded the company on.

Birmingham Childrens Hospital
The play area at Birmingham Children’s Hospital

Choosing the right manufacturer

A new playground is a substantial investment and new play products should only need minor checks throughout their life span. Wicksteed offers free advice on what equipment would be best for your area and will continue its support throughout the duration of the project. With its manufacturing headquarters located conveniently in the midlands, Wicksteed can give you easy access to parts and spares at short notice to make sure your playground is out of action for as little time as possible.

The right play products for the right environment

Is your new play project going to be by the coast, in an area prone to flooding or in an area with a high footfall? It’s essential to pick the right playground equipment for the right area and at Wicksteed, you’ll find a catalogue of play products that are perfect for virtually any outdoor setting.

Playground Equipment Guarantees

Wicksteed not only offers no obligation free design and consultation and easy access to parts and spares from our UK headquarters it also offers peace of mind. Wicksteed offers industry-beating guarantees across all of its products including a 25-year guarantee on steel play products and a 10-year anti-rot guarantee on all of its timber play products. This means that from the point of installation you can be safe in the knowledge that the equipment you have purchased will be there for many years to come.

Wicksteed Steps
Wicksteed Kettering, The home of play!

Heritage playground equipment

Alongside our dynamic playground favourites such as the Hurricane swing and XS Cyclone range, Wicksteed continues to produce many of its oldest playground products. The internal mechanisms may have changed slightly to meet modern safety guidelines but the build quality and principles are very much the same. A great example of this is the Wicksteed Rocking Horse, a product that has been loved by generations and is still as popular today as it was when it first rolled off of the production line in Kettering, Northants.

Wicksteed Rocking Horse
The Wicksteed Rocking Horse. A playground classic!

Get in touch today to get the ball rolling on your new playground project or to arrange a tour of our manufacturing headquarters!

Written by: Andy Prentice
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