Our Approach to Inclusive Play Areas

Here at Pentagon Play, we're a team of qualified professionals dedicated to creating active and engaging spaces for all your pupils.

We work carefully with you so that each playground we design is targeted towards your school's specific needs.

Our products are developed to allow for interactive child-led play, supporting and encouraging independence and self-regulation.

We craft environments filled with opportunity across a multitude of areas, including collaborative spaces for social and emotional development, sensory circuits for physical development, and a huge range of options for musical and natural sensory play.

primary school children walking along Get Set Go! Blocks

Designated Breakout Spaces for Self-Regulation and Sensory Experiences at Corbets Tey School!

children building together with a play builder set

Investigative Natural Play Space for Sensory Exploration at Fox Hollies School!

school child jumping between Get Set Go! Blocks

Inclusive Active Play Facilities for key Personal, Social and Emotional Development at Polden Bower!

It’s made a massive difference, and in so many ways; social communication, social understanding, so many elements.

Hebden Green School

Our Approach

Our approach to SEN Playgrounds is simple- inclusivity is key. Children with Special Educational Needs especially need access to great play provisions where they can practise and develop a whole range of skills: from fine and gross motor control and movement, to sensory development, self-regulation, developing communication skills and making social connections.

From improving attention and working memory, to learning creative problem-solving techniques and developing independence, our team will work alongside you to develop a targeted and supportive play zone.

We have the pleasure of working with many wonderful schools across the UK - including schools for pupils with complex needs, and schools that are seeking to improve their provision for children with Special Educational Needs.

We strive to create inclusive play and learning environments that will support neurodiversity, and guarantee unrestricted access for children with mobility difficulties, visual impairments, and auditory impairments.

Whether it’s a calming, energising, inviting, or active area you’re after, we can make it possible, practical, and perfectly open to everyone. We prioritise pupils enjoying their experiences, so they can truly get the most from their play.

Our SEN experts have a wealth of background experience, both from working with SENCOs and other SEN specialists, and teaching children with Special Education Needs themselves. No two schools are the same. Our expertise allows us to work carefully and considerately with you and your pupils, to deliver an outdoor play and learning environment that suits your school’s specific requirements, and your children’s specific needs.

Mill Water School

Mill Water School created a great EYFS space for their pupils to explore, full of interaction opportunities. Whether the children want to immerse themselves in the noise of the Individual Chimes or investigate the feeling of different textures using the Sensory Spinners, pupils can choose their favourite space in this engaging playground.

With our beautiful, fully-inclusive collection of sensory play equipment, children can learn through whole-body experiences that stimulate their seven senses - helping you to provide the scaffolding that they need to make learning relevant, and to make it easier for them to process and remember information.

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Restormel Play Tower

Restormel Modular Play Tower

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Wetpour Roadway

Wetpour Roadway

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Climb Through Tunnel Hill

Climb Through Tunnel Hill

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Sensory Spinners

Sensory Spinners

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Water Wall Damming Package

Water Wall with Damming Package

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Messy Play Table on Wheels

Messy Play Tables on Wheels

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Polden Bower School

Polden Bower took a multi-faceted approach to their project, customising different areas to target different needs for their pupils and giving them a variety of spaces to choose from. Those looking to satisfy their adventurous side can pop on over to the Multi-Swing Zone, featuring two Timber Swing Sets and one Wheelchair Swing; Swinging movements can provide great relief for sensory integration and vestibular therapy.

For the pupils who prefer a quieter play space with lots of room for relaxation and self-regulation, they can head on over to the Sensory Garden, created with a Wigwam, Secret Garden Gazebo, Sensory Tunnel and more! Each area boasts different activity choices for each pupil.

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Sensory Tunnel

Sensory Tunnel

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Inclusive Wheelchair Swing

Inclusive Wheelchair Swing

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Inclusive Roundabout

Inclusive Roundabout

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5m Hexagonal Secret Garden Gazebo

5m Hexagonal Secret Garden Gazebo

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Interactive Paint Panel on Wheels

Interactive Paint Panel on Wheels

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Wigwam

Wigwam

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Hebden Green School

Looking to create a space suitable and entertaining for pupils across all ages, from primary through to sixth-form, Hebden Green decided to create multiple zonal spaces. Featuring a learning hub for a change of learning environment, pupils can enjoy the fresh air during lesson time and have a dedicated breakout space for quiet, focused time.

The MUGA space is also a great space for pupils of all abilities to make use of, with its multi-purpose nature meaning it can be used for a variety of different sports, games and activities. This development is perfect for schools looking to cater for pupils across a wide age range as gently exercising and working on motor control and coordination, physical strength, improved balance, spatial awareness, and core stability is an important part of every day for children with Special Educational Needs.

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Solar Powered Stop Watch on Posts

Solar Powered Stop Watch

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Sensory Arbour (Light and Sound)

Sensory Arbour (Light and Sound)

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Timber Swing (2.4M) with Two Flat Seats and One Group Seat

Swing with Flat Seats and Group Seat

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Langley Play Castle 1.5m

Langley Outdoor Play Castle

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Perch Bench

Perch Bench

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In Out Shapes

In-Out Shapes

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Fox Hollies School

Creating a natural playground space for their pupils to enjoy was a high priority for Fox Hollies School and they’ve achieved exactly that! The nature zones create an ideal space for pupils to build their personal, social, and emotional development as the nurture the plants and develop key communication skills with their peers as they do so.

The gym equipment also acts as a great heavy work facility, giving pupils a space to express their physical energy through active play and exercise. Pushing and pulling against resistance is a great way to promote upper body strength and stabilization and can help children with SEN to feel calm and regulated.

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Bespoke Wetpour Design

Bespoke Wetpour Playground Surfacing

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Corner Planter Bench

Corner Planter Bench

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Weaving Panels

Weaving Panel Trellis

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Small Moveable Artificial Grass-Topped Seat

Moveable Seats

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Double Air Walker

Double Air Walker

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Freestanding Timber Canopy 8m x 4m

Freestanding Timber Canopy

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