One of the most common products that we have installed for schools and nurseries is an outdoor playground roadway design. These will feature the layout of a road printed onto the play area surface and can also include a number of other related graphics.
The colourful shapes and patterns provide a fun area for children to enjoy making up games. You can also use them as a handy tool for teaching about road safety and navigating around their local area.
School Play Area Road Markings
Having school play area road markings installed is a great way to brighten up an existing playground with functional designs. We can offer a variety of shapes, sizes and specifications to suit your budget and the amount of outdoor space you have. Anti-slip materials also help to improve the safety of playgrounds, especially in winter. See our tips on preparing a playground for winter to learn more.
Different colours and materials are available as well depending on what kind of play area you want to create. Markings can be applied straight onto tarmac for a quick and simple finish, or alternatively we can install a wetpour safety surface containing the graphics of your choice.
Many schools and nurseries choose these products as they are a great multifunctional addition to a plain outdoor surface and can really help engage children’s imaginations. View our imaginative play area ideas to see how else you could enhance your outdoor actvities.
Children’s Road Safety Activities
It’s important to teach kids how to cross roads safely from a young age. Children’s road safety activities can be incorporated into lessons and play time with the right equipment and resources. Taking these lessons outside creates an even more realistic environment and familiarises young pupils with the risks of real roads. Visit this post to see some more ideas for playground designs at schools and nurseries.
Along with the benefits of learning these crucial life skills, an outdoor playground roadway design can also be used for imaginative games. Kids can make up their own games and stories, and create an imaginary town. Additional graphics can be added to the flooring to enhance the design even more, for example:
- Bus Stops
There are plenty of options available and we are able to create a bespoke set of graphics which suits what you’re looking for.
Wetpour Rubber Roadway Design
If you’re looking to add an impact absorbing surface to your play area, wetpour is a great option which we often install close to play equipment. It is a rubberised surface which helps to reduce injuries if a child falls over. Find out more about the surfacing specification here.
We can also apply a wetpour rubber roadway design using shapes which fit into the flooring. This way, you can enhance the safety qualities of your outdoor space as well as creating a fun and engaging playground.
The video below shows one of our recent projects which involved installing a wetpour roadway with artificial grass in the centre:
There are several different colour options and shapes that we could install when it comes to the rubber safety flooring. It is ideal if you have play equipment such as climbing frames or swings and you want to protect the children using them.
Thermoplastic Playground Road Marking
If you already have an existing tarmac area and you want to keep the surface the same, thermoplastic playground road marking can be applied directly onto it. These are made from pre-cut plastic shapes which are laid onto the tarmac and heated until they melt and adhere to the surface.
You can choose from a variety of different colours and shapes to suit whichever designs you would like. We can also apply more graphics to suit children of different ages and Key Stage levels. The durable markings are perfect for brightening up a dull play area and making it more interesting for pupils.
We could also apply a coating of high durability, anti-slip paint to the tarmacadam in order to enhance the appearance and prevent slips and trips. Visit this page to learn more about our playground marking products.
Find Out More
If you are interested in finding out more about the outdoor playground roadway designs, feel free to get in touch with our team and we’d be happy to send over some case studies of previous work. We’re able to customise each design so you can choose something which suits your school and budget.
Fill in the contact form on this page and let us know what you’re looking for. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible with some more details on costs and specifications.