Providing outdoor play spaces that help children to learn, grow and challenge themselves has always been at our heart. Garden Escapes have an extensive range of fixed play equipment from the highest quality manufacturers on the market which allows us to cater for all age ranges, abilities and settings whether it’s a council park or a school playground. The following categories give some for information about the different types of play equipment that is available but please feel free to contact us for more information.


This type of equipment is usually what people imagine when they think about playgrounds and is commonplace in parks and schools. It is designed to encourage the child to engage various muscle groups and to develop their gross motor skills. Our suppliers offer a large range of equipment to suit all age ranges, budgets and spaces from traditional swings, roundabouts and climbing units, through to balance and agility Adventure Trails and even interactive electronic activities designed to get children moving. There are often social benefits from this type of equipment as it provides opportunities for children to take turns, sit, talk and work together.

Sensory, Social
& Imaginative Play

Beyond the benefits of physical play, major benefits have been demonstrated by introducing sensory, social and imaginative play activities into the outdoor play environment. Sensory play can include items such as musical instruments, tactile play panels and sand/water play. Imaginative play can take the form of an outdoor performance stage or themed structures such as a castle, boat or playhouse whilst social play activities are about providing space for children to be together, such as a story telling area or a reading den. Many products of this type tick more than one box such as a castle providing social and imaginative play opportunities.


A big part of the curriculum focuses on the world around us and as such, we have sought to include opportunities to learn through experience. Activities such as planting, using natural materials, finding minibeasts, composting and bird tables all help children to get to grips with nature and learn about sustainable living. We have a great range of products that can help provide ways of exploring in fun and imaginative ways.