Strong, Colourful and UV Resistant Canopies
Canvas canopies (or Ascot Shelters) are a superb way of increasing your usable outdoor playground area in all weathers.
Canopies are more permanent shade structure that allow children more time outdoors on cooler equipment under a canopy of cool shade. They provide 80% shade and can reduce temperatures by as much as 20 degrees on hotter summer days. They also provide the perfect balance for the British summer as they provide shelter against rain and wind.
We use UVP 50+ fabrics in our canopies – protecting children from the sun. Our canvas canopies block up to 98% of the harmful UV rays offering maximum protection from the sun. Our fabrics are also waterproof and are available with side screens, roof windows, heat and light.
Our skilled team of designers and installers will be able to recommend the best canopy design and layout for your requirements in accordance with playground safety regulations. We provide a free design service.
Using Ascot Shelters, you can create a stimulating, colourful focus for nursery play areas, a calm and cool environment for rest or reading in the playground or forest school, a as a practical outdoor tuck shop/communal area for older children.
Manufactured at our UK factory, we can construct a wide range of sizes. The protomised redwood timber is further protected with Sadolin stain allowing a choice of colours.
2.0m x 2.0m : Code SH2020
2.5m x 2.5m : Code SH2525
3.0m x 3.0m : Code SH3030
3.5m x 3.5m : Code SH3535
4.0m x 4.0m : Code SH4040
4.5m x 4.5m : Code SH4545
5.0m x 5.0m : Code SH5050
3.0m x 2.0m : Code SH3020
3.5m x 2.5m : Code SH3525
4.0m x 3.0m : Code SH4030
4.5m x 3.5m : Code SH4535
5.0m x 4.0m : Code SH5040
The membrane fabric is a strong acrylic 300g/m2 , UV50+, Lightfast 7-8, Scotchguard or Teflon treated. Available in a wide range of colours.
- We offer a wide range of colours to compliment the aesthetics of your school environment.
- Installed with sustainably sourced wooden frames
- Our colours are available in neutral tones, perfect for forest schools or natural conservation areas, or bright colours for playgrounds.
- Be imaginative! Clever use of shapes, designs and colours can really brighten a playground.
- Choose from square or rectangular in standard and bespoke sizes
- Our canopy fabrics offer UVP 50+ sun protection
- We offer canopies with sides, windows, heat and light options - a very versatile playground solution.
- Ascot Shelters are modular allowing you to expand your shade space at a later stage
- Free full design and consultation service
- Our Ascot Shelters carry 5-year parts and workmanship warranty and 15 years warranty against wood rot.
Ascot Shelter optional extras
Manufactured in the UK
Made in our UK factory, our canvas canopies are available in a wide range of standard sizes and can also be made to measure to suit any special requirements you may have.