Featured Case Studies

A fantastic series of playground equipment and a sensory area have been installed...

Ross-on-Wye’s skyline has formed the inspiration for new community facilities at a residential development...

Break times have never been so much fun at Northlands Primary School...

A Brilliant Job

"I asked Hand Made Places about this and they designed one to our brief and we are very pleased with it. This is typical of the support we have had from start to finish and another reason why I am happy with the company.

We did it in the summer holidays when we are still open but the team really worked with us, closing off one area at a time while they installed the pieces so the children could play in another, and it went as smoothly and easily as anyone could hope for.

They did a brilliant job."


- Emma Murray, Cuddles Day Nursery

Featured Blogs

With more than 20 years of manufacturing experience, Hand Made Places is one of the UK’s leading playground equipment companies...

Outdoor learning is not just the domain of forest schools – with the help of Hand Made Places all schools and early years education settings can benefit from accessing natural spaces...

With greater screen time usage being linked to obesity in children, finding new ways to encourage youngsters to sit less and play more is crucial...

Playground Equipment for Learning Through Play

Hand Made Places is a UK manufacturer of playground equipment, outdoor classrooms and bespoke playground designs. Our aim is to encourage learning and child development by bringing a touch of creativity to play areas.

This service is where 21st century innovation meets the desire to reconnect with the natural world. That’s why we construct all our playground equipment using high quality timber.

At Hand Made Places we’re proud to be part of Broxap Ltd. This allows us to contribute to large scale projects alongside a company whose work is at the forefront of manufacturing for external works.

Creating Playground Equipment: A Personal Adventure

As our name suggests, we still use traditional construction techniques! Our talented craftsmen hand-finish every piece of playground equipment to ensure that everything we produce is of the highest quality.

We have always steered away from the mass production of less creative playground equipment. Another way we maintain this personal touch is to make every unit to order. This allows Hand Made Places to boast a large catalogue of beautifully varied designs.

What’s more, we can design wooden playground equipment to suit your requirements. You’ll find that some of our greatest past projects have been bespoke work – find out more on our Inspiration page.

 Playground Services You can Trust

Whether you’re interested in bespoke playground equipment or one of our pre-existing designs, we offer free consultation visits to make sure your outdoor area reaches its full potential. This means we ensure your Hand Made Places playground is planned and installed efficiently, and that our equipment aftercare advice is tailored to you. Throughout the process, we’re with you every step of the way.

Thanks to over 17 years’ experience producing high quality, competitively priced playground equipment we have established ourselves as a trusted supplier to schools, nurseries and children’s centres all over the UK. We also work with various other clients including town and parish councils, national attractions, and holiday parks.

Not sure where to start? Dive into our blog, view our most recent projects, or get stuck into our product range, where you can start adding items to your quote bag. This is where the fun begins!