A stylish & practical alternative to umbrellas and awnings

Shade structures, such as shade sails, awnings, umbrellas, playground canopies (Ascot Shelters) and retractable outdoor classroom extensions are now a vital part of a school or nursery playground.

Shade Sails


Al Fresco Terrace Awnings


Giant Umbrellas


Fixed Roof Outdoor Classrooms


Ascot Shelters


Stages and decks



Polycarbonate Shelters can transform your outdoor space

Our high quality, durable and attractive shelters are made-to-measure for your space. For a free site survey and quotation please contact us on 0118 923 0300.

Shade and shelter options for playgrounds from ‘Outdoors For Schools’ offer the following benefits:

  • Maximise the use of outdoor areas in all weathers
  • Provide shelter from sun, wind and rain
  • Offer the highest possible sun protection and are waterproof as the fabrics are made from the latest technology materials
  • Protect children from harmful UV rays of the sun with UVP 50+, high density materials
  • Provide numerous opportunities for different learning and teaching methods
  • Offers piece of mind for parents of school children
  • Prolong the longevity playground equipment by preventing UV degradation
  • Protect your investment in playground equipment from the elements
  • Create a superb visual effect in the playground

Shade provision for school playgrounds is today regarded as a priority particularly as shaded areas will protect children when they tend to be playing more ‘stationery’ activities.

Providing playground shade and shelter solutions is also a great way of educating both children and parents of the harmful effects of the sun. Fundraising for a shade sail, canopy or giant umbrella in a school playground is now also a very popular way of parents being able to get involved with education and support the school.

Our shade and shelter solutions are perfect for year round protection for the following outdoor areas:

  • Providing shade over decking and outdoor stages
  • Forest schools
  • Outdoor classrooms
  • Outdoor dining areas
  • Outdoor ‘stationary’ play areas such as over play benches
  • Outdoor tuck shops

Free, No Obligation Design Service

At Outdoor For Schools our trained team will be able to advise you on the most suitable shade solution given your requirements, the activity under the shade and the space available. Our in-house design team can also create a free, no obligation design for your school or nursery.