Playground Ideas

6th August 2014

The demand for schools to provide facilities for pupils to embrace physical activity is more prevalent than ever. From public health programmes such as Change4Life, to run down sports equipment, the reasons for transforming playgrounds in UK schools are varied. One thing, however, remains the same across the board: outdoor activity benefits children not just physically, but emotionally and socially too. That’s why we’ve found our EPIC playgrounds so popular amongst schools; they let both teachers and pupils experiment with different playground ideas, motivating them to truly embrace the outdoors.

EPIC playground ideas for primary schools - artificial grass playgrounds

EPIC Playground Ideas

In case you’re unfamiliar with the concept, our EPIC playgrounds are playground surfaces that are made from colourful artificial grass. Oh, and EPIC stands for ’Education & Play In Colour’! They incorporate all sorts of different games and educative markings, from ABCs to hopscotches to targets, road trails and underwater worlds. They’re a great way to incorporate the best of sport activities, fun and games, and outdoor classroom markings, all in one place. If you fancy getting creative with your playground, here are some ideas that might inspire you:

  •  Hopscotches
  • Road trails
  • Targets
  • ABCs
  • Phonemes
  • Numbers
  • Football markings
  • Hockey markings
  • Basketball markings
  • Running tracks

Playground ideas - underwater world playground made from artificial grass, sensory garden

Got your own playground ideas?

We’d love to hear them! At STM we’re all about collaboration. We love nothing more than to get chatting with a school and hear what they envision for their playground. We strive to find out what will accommodate teachers’ needs, and what will get kids motivated. If that means getting the pupils themselves involved in the design - fantastic! Everything we do is bespoke, which means if you want your school logo slap bang in the middle of your playground, it’s no problem. We like your style.

If these playground ideas have got your creative juices flowing, give us a call for some more details about EPIC.

01642 713555


We understand the design and construction of your pitch/court is vital. We can help you optimise your space with an extensive array of options for size, colour, markings, fencing & lighting and gate positions. We’ll guide you through the process of designing your turf, so that you can visualise your pitch/court before its construction. 

Try our free pitch builder, or give us a call to talk to one of our experts.