Providing Local Authorities with Solutions for Playground Needs

Creating Inspiring Play Areas in Housing Developments Since 2003

ESP Play Parks specialises in designing, manufacturing, and installing outdoor play equipment tailored specifically for housing developments, both within the UK and internationally. Exceptional playground design has the power to inspire children of all ages, nurturing their physical and cognitive development through play. At ESP Play Parks, we are committed to crafting captivating play opportunities that are not only functional but also visually appealing, enriching the play areas within housing developments.

Every child is unique, with their personality and strengths, but they all share an innate desire to play. This includes children with disabilities who have the same aspirations when it comes to play areas in housing developments. Play spaces must be thrilling, distinctive, and offer diverse activities for children to enjoy with their families.

99% Of Local Authorities Would Recommend ESP Play Parks

Inclusivity and holistic design are pivotal aspects of our design philosophy, particularly tailored to meet the needs of housing developments. Our approach to play area design welcomes users of all ages and abilities within these communities. An inclusive approach from ESP Play Parks doesn’t mean that every child can play on every piece of equipment, but it does mean that every child should have the opportunity to engage in something. Every child’s experience within housing developments matters! Ensuring equitable access to and usage of play areas is a fundamental responsibility. We firmly believe that our design and product solutions align with the primary objectives of any housing development project, encompassing play value, aesthetics, and the “wow” factor.

Inspiring the Next Generation through

& Enrichment

Inspiring the Next Generation through

& Enrichment

Innovation & Development Through Research

Play is ever-evolving, but children remain the foremost experts in this ever-changing world. Successful play areas within housing developments are built on their input, combined with a specialist understanding of ongoing developments in child development. ESP innovates and develops through comprehensive research, actively listening to and observing children at play within housing developments. These principles underpin our approach to play area design, tailored to address the unique needs of housing developments. We continuously engage in and commission research into the benefits of play and child development, ensuring that our solutions enrich the experiences provided in housing development play areas. Child endorsement and our specialist insights into play value form the basis of our design process, guaranteeing that ESP equipment meets the criteria for attraction, retention, and play value within any local authority.

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

Our customers consistently praise our approach in creating stimulating play areas, promoting healthy outdoor activities, and inclusive fitness facilities for residents of 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 play areas within your housing developments.

We Cater for All with Inclusion at the Core

Inclusive Play designs encompass products and equipment that enable children of all abilities to participate in play areas, enhancing inclusivity within these communities. Inclusive play equipment offers choice and challenge, allowing children to play, laugh, and learn together, fostering social interaction and improving mental and physical well-being. Our in-house design team is wholly dedicated to inclusive play and strives to make all play areas within housing developments inclusive for all children, regardless of ability, age, and gender. No child should be left out. Our play areas encourage children of all abilities to play together, promoting socialisation and improving mental and physical well-being, enriching the living experience within housing developments.

Six Inclusive Play Elements

  • Movement: Aids children in developing an awareness of their joints and muscles, supporting their overall well-being.

  • Balance: Contributes to balance and symmetry, promoting physical development

  • Smell: Enhances sensory engagement and social activities, enriching the overall experience in play.

  • Touch: Helps children learn about differences in texture, traction, and pressure, facilitating sensory development.

  • Sound: Aids and develops the visual sense, enabling children to make the most of their surroundings, thus enriching the experience within housing developments.

  • 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: Dursley Parish Council

Dursely Parish Council was looking to add a climbing element to their existing playground. Following a public consultation and discussions with local school children, they identified that the Kingshill House Playground was not catering for much climbing play values and also accomodating for junior aged children.

The Playground Project

We visited the site and completed our analysis of the play area before our specialist playground designers got to work. Taking into consideration what the current playground has to offer and how we can incorporate a climbing element. We decided that a Climbing Pyramid would work really well with this space. We were conscious that we would need to keep grass and grass matting as the surfacing which then lent itself perfectly for the medium climbing pyramid. This gives some great height, which is exciting, challenging, and adventurous. It is also a great play item that promotes good balance, coordination, stamina, and strength.

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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We offer FREE Site Consultation & Design Service with no obligation.

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Telephone: 01282 43 44 45