At Outdoor For Schools we design, manufacture, install and maintain a wide range of educational outdoor play equipment and playground furniture. This includes not only the play and playground that you'd expect from the UK's leading supplier, but also shade and shelter items such as umbrellas and awnings, outdoor storage, and playground accessories.

Age Suitability

Our outdoor play equipment, depending on the specific range, is suitable for Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), Key Stage 1 (KS1), Key Stage 2) and Secondary. Our indoor and outdoor furniture is suitable for children of all ages with some items also being available in junior and standard sizes.

Ability Suitability – ‘All-Inclusive Play’

With our own factory and in-house design team, all based at the same site, we are perfectly suited to ensuring that all our play equipment and furniture matches your individual school's requirements.  Our facilities enable us to passionately adhere to a policy of ‘all-inclusive’ play to enable children of all abilities to be involved in as much outdoor play and learning as possible.

Equipment can easily be manufactured bespoke in particular dimensions, a particular design, special colours or with customized artwork. We can often also adapt equipment for particular needs.

Many of our furniture ranges have the option of a wheelchair-access design.

Learning Through Outdoor Play

At ‘Outdoor For Schools’ our key mission is to produce play and outdoor equipment that helps children learn though play by challenging them both mentally and physically. We focus on the core fundamentals of learning to help us produce the very best products. We know that learning through play is about:

Providing opportunities for teachers and children to learn together
Enabling children to develop their own ideas and interests
Providing a stimulating and appropriate outdoor learning environment
Creating opportunities for children to make choices and decisions
Developing children’s thinking skills and personal capabilities
Providing practical, interactive and enjoyable play experiences
Encouraging children to think, do & review for themselves & reflect on practice
Provide teachers with a new, wider range of teaching strategies
Developing a language for learning
Sharing and demonstrating learning

Standard and Bespoke Designs

As we have our own in-house CAD design team and our own factory with teams of skilled play engineers, we are also able to produce bespoke play equipment and playground furniture. Just contact our sales team and we will help you bring your own ideas to life!

Manufactured in the UK in our factory

Outdoor For Schools manufactures all our play equipment, wooden furniture and the majority of our all-weather furniture in our own UK factory. We have depots nationwide to be able to provide a rapid and efficient service.

DBS (CRB) Checked Teams

All our staff from our in-house designers, our sales and marketing teams, to our installation engineers are all DBS checked for your peace of mind. We do not outsource.

Outdoor For Schools - A Trading Division of A&E Leisure

‘Outdoor For Schools’ is the separate school division of A&E Leisure, the UK’s leading provider of commercial outdoor furniture and play equipment under its trading name AEL Solutions. AEL is a respected brand in the commercial sector and its customer base includes many household names in the leisure, catering and hospitality sectors. To find out more about our commercial sector, visit our separate AEL website. Click here.