School Playground Equipment

Wicksteed is the UK's number one designer and manufacturer of school playground equipment. We have 100 years of experience working with schools.

Wicksteed has been providing exciting school playground equipment since 1918. With that sort of expertise, Wicksteed is the natural choice for designing, supplying and installing playground equipment for schools. Get in touch today to start your new school playground project!

School Playground Equipment at South Walney School
Children enjoying the school playground equipment at South Walney School

Wicksteed engages with children’s natural passion for exploration and playing outdoors by designing and manufacturing both individual products and entire playgrounds. Yes, Wicksteed is a British manufacturer and has been for over 100 years – a rarity these days!

The goal of Wicksteed is to offer a wide range of physical, social and intellectual experiences, allowing children of all abilities to increase confidence and learn to really enjoy exercise – fundamental to the development of good physical and mental health.

Wicksteed’s playground equipment for schools is designed to stimulate the senses, challenge physical fitness and provide interactive and imaginative role play and they can all be tailor-made to meet the specific needs of each school and their playground. Wicksteed wants to ensure that today’s children will have access to risk-free school play areas and a rich and stimulating learning environment.

Snakes & Ladders School Play Equipment
Children enjoying a game of Snakes & Ladders in their school playground

Wicksteed has a dedicated brochure for School playground equipment – “Inspirational Play for School and Nurseries” plus the main catalogue. Also published is “The Wicksteed Guide to Enabling Outdoor Environments for under 5s”

Let Wicksteed help to get your new school playground project started today. We offer free design from the industries most advanced in house playground design team and free consultation with our team of play experts.

Our services include:

  • Creative Design

    Our in-house design facility is the most advanced in the industry and we are able to provide virtual reality-style design presentations for local authority projects, together with animated presentations for certain projects.

  • Extensive after sales service

    Wicksteed provides an extensive after sales customer care programme including inspection, maintenance and long-term technical support and advice.

  • Quality of manufacture & guarantees

    As Wicksteed manufactures its own equipment under its BS EN ISO 9001:2000 quality registration, the company is able to strictly monitor and control quality and costs, as well as giving our customers the ability to choose their own colour schemes and request adjustments to standard designs.

  • Spares

    We endeavour to supply spares for equipment which is at least 20 years old.

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Playground Design

Wicksteed's in-house design facility is probably the most advanced in the industry, but it's the experience and creativity of our innovative play area designers that guarantee the ideal solution. Our design and sales teams are not only trained in all...

Product Design

Wicksteed prides itself in its design creativity in order to produce inspirational outdoor playground equipment, whilst always ensuring their conformance to the European Safety Standard for Playground Equipment - EN1176.   Bespoke Service Wicksteed designs and manufactures in the UK,...

Meet The Team

We wouldn’t be Wicksteed without our amazing bunch of Playground Area Sales Managers! From Lands’ End to John O’Groats, our expert sales team have it covered. Our Wicksteed Sales Team members are committed to providing innovative playground ideas and concepts,...

Playground Installation

Playground equipment is only as safe as its installation. We have a nationwide installation service using experienced personnel trained in the appropriate British and European safety standards. Wicksteed has accreditation to CHAS, CONSTRUCTIONLINE, EXOR AND SMAS WORKSAFE and is also...

Playground Inspection

Wicksteed employs Inspection Engineers throughout the UK who are members of the Register of Play Inspectors International Limited (RPII). One of these Inspectors will check all your playground equipment and submit a written report with recommendations for any necessary maintenance...

Parts & Accessories

Parts that are subject to constant movement will eventually show signs of wear over time, or determined vandals will unfortunately cause damage, and although all our products are designed to give long service, inevitably spares will be required. It is...


Wicksteed manufactures to order and has a colour choice of Black, Light Blue, Grey, Brown, Light Green, Dark Green, Red and Yellow for all our steelwork. Wicksteed also offers a unique bespoke "Special Palette" service, which allows customers to select a colour-coordinated playground...

Check List

No-one but Wicksteed offers you all this. Safety testing Children's safety is Wicksteed's first priority and we have always led the industry in the independent testing of playground equipment to the EN 1176 Safety Standard. Don't rely on assurance of...

Playground Surfaces

Wet Pour Playground Surfacing Wet Pour Rubber Safety Surfacing is suitable for all playground equipment where impact absorbent playground surfacing is a requirement, up to the appropriate Maximum Free Fall Height. It can be used around complex configurations of playground...

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