School Playground Design

There are plenty of points to consider when designing outdoor spaces…

At Valley we believe a recreational space should primarily be practical, fulfilling the requirements and aspirations of the particular organisation. Secondly we consider accessibility and availability, with a target to ensure that the outdoor space is available 365 days of the year! We also need to consider the user age range for correct specification of materials - for example our early years areas which need to be stimulating and safe play areas for children. Always in mind too is the surroundings to ensure our projects blend with the local environment and property style. Here at Valley Projects we have many years of experience and plenty of fresh ideas to implement in your project.

Bespoke Design and Visualisations

West Wittering Primary School Quiet Play Area Design

St Andrews School Nursery Early Years Area Design

Sherbourne St John School Outdoor Eating Area Design

School Playground Design Inspiration

Browse several of our previous project designs to get some ideas and inspiration for your project. Get in touch for a bespoke design, tailored to your specific needs.

Playground Design Considerations

  • Surfacing: Choose a suitable surface for your specific needs such as soft rubber matting, bark chippings, timber decking and many more.

  • Play Equipment: Get the most out of your budget by choosing wisely. Children are often satisfied with simpler inexpensive activities than we might expect!

  • MUGA’s (Multi-use Games Areas): Create a multi-use sports pitch to facilitate multiple games such as football, tennis and basketball for older children.

  • Early Years Areas: Each stage of a child’s development requires a different set of considerations. Games and activities need to be stimulating and stretch a child’s imagination and experience of the world around them.

  • Safety: Use of soft surfaces and limiting the heights that children can climb to is important, although some argue that it is important for children to learn by their mistakes and cuts, bumps and bruises are an essential part of growing up. However fencing and security to keep children safe from malicious intruders is of the highest importance.

  • Storage: Bespoke sheds, shelving and structures to store toys and play equipment can be an integral part of a design.

Book a free consultation

If you are based in Surrey, Sussex or Hampshire one of our experts will visit your school to carry out a free survey of the existing space and discuss your requirements and ideas. We can then develop a full creative proposal demonstrating a range of creative options to make the best use of your playground.


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