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Goosnargh Whitechapel Primary School’s Playground Development

Targeting Early Physical Skills and Inspiring Imaginative Play Games Through Outdoor Play and Learning


Our playground consultant, Tom Benson, was delighted to be invited to work alongside Goosnargh Whitechapel Primary School in Preston on their exciting playground development.

The school had extravagant ideas in mind to improve the outdoor learning environment for their EYFS children - they wanted a space where early physical skills are targeted outdoors and imaginative play games are inspired.

A mixture of active play equipment, imaginative and creative play equipment and playground surfacing has truly brought this outdoor area to life!

Trim Trail Equipment for Early Physical Development


In any reception children’s outdoor learning environment, equipment that tests, targets and develops early physical skills is ideal!

A Twist Net, Clatter Bridge and Climbing Wall has proven to be very popular amongst the children.

Three children jumping up and down on a Clatter Bridge installed onto black wetpour surfacing

They can twist, weave and grip and grasp the ropes of the twist net, scale the side of a mountain as they move their way across the climbing wall to each the other end or carefully sneak across the Clatter Bridge as they try not to wake the grumpy troll snoozing underneath.

This fantastic selection of Trim Trail Equipment is perfect for developing all those important early physical skills through play!

2 reception children wearing coats playing on a twist net with red ropes and timber beams

Inspiring Creative Games Come to Life Outdoors


To help inspire creative and imaginative games in the outdoor play space, we installed a Wigwam Den and Moveable Artificial Grass Topped Seats.

Loose play resources bring these areas to life as the children immerse themselves into role play games.

2 children stood playing outside of a wigwam den and 2 children playing inside of a wigwam den, building structures with plastic blocks with a teacher.

With plastic building blocks, the wigwam can be transformed into a construction site, where the children build themselves a garden, brick wall and front door for their very own cosy house, before playing the roles of those at home.

The artificial grass topped seats become a quiet space where children gather to share their thoughts, relax, socialise or extend their games further.

3 reception children girls sat on small artificial grass topped seats at a circle wooden table socialising.

Away from the black Wetpour in the playground, we installed our comfortable artificial grass. Floor-based games can take place throughout all weathers, whilst providing a natural looking space for children to play.

The reception children can’t wait to go outside every day, using all of their brand-new outdoor play resources to enhance their games and learning.

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Airel view of children exploring their new playground which includes a trim trail, wigwam den, wetpour surfacing and an artificial grass area.