Providing Housebuilders with a Full Playground Turnkey Solution

Creating Inspirational Play Parks Since 2003

ESP Play Parks specialise in the design, manufacture, and installation of outdoor play equipment throughout the UK and overseas. Great playground design inspires children of all ages to play, and through play develops young bodies and minds. ESP Play Parks are committed to creating fascinating play opportunities that are functionally stimulating and visually attractive. All children are different. They each have their personality, their strengths, their individuality. But globally they share an urge to play. All children, including children with disabilities, share common views on playgrounds. Play areas must be thrilling, different and offer varied activities to enjoy with friends and family.

99% Of Housebuilders Would Recommend ESP Play Parks

Inclusive play and holistic design are a critical element of our design philosophy and principles. Our approach to play area design welcomes all users, regardless of their age or abilities. An inclusive approach from ESP Play Parks does not mean that all children can play on everything, but all children should be able to play on something. Every child matters!!! Equity in playground accessibility and use is a fundamental responsibility. We believe our design and product solutions deliver on the key outcomes of any brief in terms of play value, aesthetics and wow factor.

Encouraging The Next Generation Through

& Enrichment

Encouraging The Next Generation Through

& Enrichment

Innovation & Development Through Research

Play is always changing and evolving, but children remain constant play experts in an ever-changing world. Successful play areas are based on their input, combined with a specialist insight into the ongoing changes in child development. ESP innovate and develop thorough research, listening to and observing children at play. These are the fundamental corner stones of our approach to play area design. ESP participate and commission continuous research into play benefits and child development. Child approval and our specialist input on play value forms the basis of our design process and ensures that ESP equipment stands up to the test of attraction, retention and play value.

We Cater for All with Inclusion at the Heart of What we Deliver

Our customers regularly praise our approach in how we create stimulating playgrounds, outstanding outdoor sports areas, and inclusive fitness facilities for all age ranges. We offer a completely FREE design service. Why not get in touch with a member of our team and see how ESP Play Parks can transform your outdoor play area.

We Cater for All with Inclusion at the Core

Inclusive Play designs include products and equipment which allow children of all abilities to get involved on the playground. Inclusive play equipment offers choice and challenge, enabling children to play, laugh and learn together. Our team of in-house designers are dedicated to inclusive play and strives to make all playgrounds inclusive to all children regardless of ability, age, and gender. Children with restricted movement should not be left out from any playground. Our playgrounds encourage children of all abilities to play together, promote socialising and improves mental and physical wellbeing.

Six Inclusive Play Elements

  • Movement: Helps children to be aware of their joints and muscles

  • Balance: Contributes to balance and symmetry

  • Smell: Contributes to the enjoyment by enhancing social activities

  • Touch: Helps children learn the differences in texture, traction and pressure

  • Sound: Helps cognitive progression by developing the ability to process

  • Sight: Aids and develops the visual sense allowing children to get the most out of their surroundings

Installing Equipment To Encourage

& Inclusion

Installing Equipment To Encourage

& Inclusion

Case Study: A Fully Compliant & Inclusive Design

We were contacted after being recommended from another housing developer we have worked with and soon scheduled in a site meeting with the Development Manager to discuss the new playground. Crabtree Developments wanted to create an attractive space which would not only be usable for children but also adults. They wanted to lean on the side of being physically active to improve health and fitness. The area also needed to be a place where the local community can go to and socialise with each other and the potential to hold community summer events.

Housebuilder: Crabtree Developments

Following our meeting with Crabtree Developments, we wrote up our proposals for the site and our in-house design team design the space which was also compliant to the regulations. Our vision is to remove all the existing equipment and install with new, modern and attractive equipment. A Multi-use Timber Play Tower would be the central focal point with the Gym Equipment around the outer edge. The play tower is designed in a way that is very open ended where children can use their imagination and creativity in play. It is also designed in a way that encourages communication and group play. The install also has interactive play panels where children can play games, and is open to a wide age range and abilities. The play area would then be completely fenced with stell bow-top fencing with self-closing gate suitable for wheelchair access.

Case Study: Coate Water Country Park, Swindon

By 2030, Swindon will have all of the positive characteristics of a British city with one of the UK’s most successful economies, a low-carbon environment with compelling cultural, retail and leisure opportunities and excellent infrastructure. It will be a model of well managed housing growth that supports and improves new and existing communities. Swindon will be physically transformed with existing heritage and landmarks complemented by new ones that people who live, work and visit here would recognise and admire. It will remain, at heart, a place of fairness and opportunity where people can aspire to and achieve prosperity, supported by strong civic and community leadership. The scope and purpose of this appointment is to complete the construction of a new Accessible and Inclusive Play Park within the Coate Water Country Park.

Local Authority: Swindon Borough Council

ESP Play Parks liaised closely with Swindon Borough Council and upon visiting site and completing a full consultation realised this was not a standard Play Area but a hugely important community project that was at the heart of what ESP Play Parks strive for. The chosen positioning for the new Play Area required extensive groundworks to create a level site that would be 100% accessible and upon reading the original specification we knew we could improve on the desire for full inclusive destination play area.

Committed To Guaranteeing

& Quality

Committed To Guaranteeing

& Quality


Laminated & Tanalised Timber

Glulam redwood timber poles provide exceptional strength, have a greater resistance to splitting, and offer a high quality smooth finish.

Sawn Timber

Sawn redwood timber from FSC sustainable sources, all pressure treated to class 4 after all manufacturing processes have been completed.

Robinia Timber

Robinia hardwood is extremely robust and does not require any preservatives to prevent it from rot. Each piece is unique in shape and will fade to a silver colour over time.

FSC Sourced Timber

We only use timber that has been responsibly sourced from managed forests with the FSC accreditation.

Timber Treatment

We pressure treat all our timber with Tanalith E wood preservative after all of our manufacturing processes are complete to class 4 which prevents against all forms of wood decay and insect attack.


Zinc Plated Fixings

All nuts, bolts, screws and brackets are zinc plated to prevent against corrosion and to ensure longevity and safety.

Anti-slip Panels

Anti-slip panels are available with a grey or red rubberised all-weather anti-slip coating with a button profile bonded to a black HDPE plastic sheet.

HDPE Panels

High Density Polyethylene panel are highly durable and vandal resistant. The multicolored panels allow for intricate designs to be routed for additional play value.

Steel Cored Ropes

Colourful steel cored polypropylene ropes are used to ensure safety, durability, and vandal resistance.

Plastic Accessories

Plastic accessories are made from UV stable HDPE plastic to ensure high durability and life-span.

Product Labels

Aluminium labels are affixed to all our equipment at quality control stage prior to dispatch. Each label contains our details, the product ID, and year of manufacture.

Painted Steelwork

Steelwork is either aluminium or galvanised mild steel and is treated and primed prior to receiving a vibrant painted finish.


Brand new tyres from renowned manufacturers help improve the lifespan of the product and ensure quality.

Graphic Panels

Printed graphic panels are made from shatter-proof polycarbonate or dibond.


Large size professional handholds made from resin bound sand with stainless steel threaded inserts and anti-spin secondary fixing point.

Timber Paint

A high quality, satin finish, oil-based wood stain that is child-friendly and won’t stain clothes or peel away from the timber.

Rubber Mulch

Rubber Mulch is a mixture of recycled shredded truck tyre rubber and a specially formulated high performance polyurethane binder. The shredded rubber is colour-coated in a factory process using a variety of colours.

Block Paving

Block Paving can add an instant decorative finish to your play area and can be used to create pathways, roadways, and hard-standing areas that have the WOW factor!

Artificial Grass

Premium artificial grass with a pile height of 39mm and an extra dense stitch into a free-draining latex backing.


Our Wetpour surfacing is made from 100% recycled tyres, is available in a wide range of colours and has infinite design possibilities. The coloured rubber crumbs are bound together with a resin that once set, provides an impact absorbent surface that will last for years

Sports Surfacing

The artificial sports grass is available in a range of different pile heights from 20mm to 50mm high. We will recommend which specification is appropriate for your development following a full brief around its intended use.

Grass Matting

Grass Matting can be used as a durable and cost effective safety surfacing solution. Interlocking mats are laid on an existing grass surface around your playground equipment, in order to provide all-year-round use.

Resin Bound Gravel

Small naturally-coloured stones are bonded together with resin to form a smooth, free-draining and enviromentally friendly surface finish that can instantly improve the look, feel, and longevity of your play area.

Products, Ideas, Unlimited Possibilities

The Highest Quality Products Built For Longevity

Play Towers

Timber Swings

Natural Play Equipment

Nature trails

Activity Apparatus

Committed To Protecting Our

& Posterity

Committed To Protecting Our

& Posterity

Designing Spaces for a Net Zero Future

Free ‘Future-focussed’ Playground Design Service

Using the latest professional CAD software and years of industry experience, our team of specially trained playground designers will prepare a full colour, A1 playground design which will provide your organisation with the best possible illustration of how your playground could look. We now have an active plan in place to ensure that any suggestions cater for the Environment

ESP Play Parks & The Environment

We Recognise Our Responsibility We believe that climate change is the biggest threat we have faced as a global community. As a business, we recognise our responsibility, and that urgent action is needed to improve the most dangerous impacts of climate change on people and the planet. This requires the rapid reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. We must be realistic with our strategic actions and embed attainable objectives over time which contribute to a transition to a carbon net zero economy globally.

Responsible Sourcing Through our responsible sourcing strategy, our business will ensure we partner with suppliers who are equally committed to helping drive the positive transition to a net-zero future. We are committed to creating “Trusted Supply Chain Relationships,” where we work in partnership to action change and execute transformation which is built on a secure foundation of clear measurable goals.

Our Climate Position

Free ‘Future-focussed’ Playground Design Service

We believe that climate change is the biggest threat we have faced as a global community. As a business, we recognise our responsibility, and that urgent action is needed to improve the most dangerous impacts of climate change on people and the planet. This requires the rapid reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. We must be realistic with our strategic actions and embed attainable objectives over time which contribute to a transition to a carbon net zero economy globally.

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Telephone: 01282 43 44 45