Outdoor Play Solutions for schools

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We offer Outdoor play solutions for schools in the following areas:

Primary and secondary schools

School nurseries

Private nurseries

Child care provision

Residential schools

Outdoor education centres

Let us create the perfect outdoor space for you. Take a look at this case study as an example of what we can do for you. You might find our gallery useful to see images of installations we have done over the last few years.

We pride ourselves in offering a responsive approach – teachers approach us with suggestions of outdoor play products they would like and if our range of standard products does not satisfy what they are looking for then we offer a tailor-made solution.

Examples of this are the Car, Plane, and the Imaginative Play Zone.

Contact sales@caledoniaplay.com if you’d like to organise a visit to your school.

Our Agility Cube is a unique combination of four different traversing agility trail items linked together to form a square. It’s particularly suitable where space is limited and can go in the playground on rubber surfacing or in the playing fields on grass.

Agility Cube

Have a look at our online brochure!


Our Range

Our range of wooden play equipment for schools enhances the outdoor play provision and also offers excellent opportunities to encourage outdoor learning. As a company that originated by building domestic play equipment, we are constantly expanding our range of products in new and innovative ways.

We have supplied play equipment to over 1000 educational establishments making us one of the leading timber outdoor play equipment specialists in Scotland.

We have a thorough understanding of the procedures required to install play equipment for this sector and work alongside the various organisations to make it all happen smoothly.

We recognise the importance of encouraging physical activity in children of all ages at various points throughout the school day. This can be in addition to walking or cycling to and from school. Learning in, through and about physical activity is enhanced by providing in a wide range of items of outdoor play equipment which can be used for outdoor pursuits at break times, lunchtimes, and outwith the school day.

Established patterns of daily outdoor physical activity at an early age are likely to lead to an enthusiasm for sustained physical activity in adult life.

If you would like a member of our sales team to come out and do a site visit please contact sales@caledoniaplay.com.

Here is a link to our online brochure for schools and commercial organisations.

Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards 2020

We are also delighted to have been involved with the Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards again.

Scotland’s Finest Woods was established in 2005 as an independent not-for-profit company to run the awards with the first competitions run in 2006. The company is a registered charity and is funded by a range of partner organisations and supporters. The winners are normally announced each year at the Royal Highland Show, Ingliston Showground, Edinburgh although this year, due to the cancellation of the Royal Highland Show, the winners will be announced in another way still to be decided.

There were a fantastic and expanded round of competitions for 2019 with fabulous range of prizes in a large selection of categories. There was something for everyone with six categories: unique for 2019 was the one-off 1919 Forestry Act Centenary Award to mark the centenary of this important Forestry Act that has helped influence the way Scotland’s trees, woods and forests have been managed and nurtured over the past 100 years. We sponsor the Schools Awards – by providing our lovely MagPosts to the winner and runners up.

Entries come in from all over Scotland. Full details are still available at the Awards section of the SFWA website. If you need inspiration for outdoor play solutions for schools or wish to see who won in 2019 look at the Roll of Honour and/or list of previous winners.

Unfortunately the 2020 Awards did not go ahead but we are hopeful that things will be back to normal for 2021.

2019 Winners

The 2019 results for the Schools Awards were as follows: Winner of the Crown Estate Scotland Schools’ Trophy – Earthtime Forest School Nursery (Duffus, Moray), Melrose, Roxburghshire. (pictured above)

The Runners up were Levenmouth Academy. Well done to all involved!

We very much look forward to following the pursuits and activities of all the schools and organisations that entered.

Scottish Education Awards 2020

We value the effort many school and nursery teachers make to get the children and young adults outside as part of the everyday commitment. We therefore are proud to sponsor the Scottish Education Awards and have done so for a number of years. The Scottish Education Awards celebrate the hard work and success which takes place in Scottish education, and those who dedicate their lives to children and young people and showcase the valuable work and innovation in Scottish classrooms are recognised at the annual event.

We sponsor the Learning for Sustainability Award.

The Learning for Sustainability Award recognises the achievements of educational settings who have made connections between all of the different aspects of learning for sustainability to support the development of a coherent whole educational setting approach. We encourage outdoor play by offering a range of outdoor play solutions for schools.

The Scottish Education Awards were first launched in November 2001 by the Scottish Government and the Scottish Daily Record, with the specific aims of celebrating the successes and recognising the achievements taking place within Scottish education.

Unfortunately the 2020 Awards ceremony was cancelled this year due to Covid-19 restrictions and we hope that the 2021 Awards ceremony will go ahead as normal.

2019 winners!

The 2019 category winner are St Albert’s Primary School, Glasgow City Council. All other winners can be viewed here.