School Play Area Canopies

Play Area / Playground CanopiesPlayground canopies (or play area canopies) are perfect if you have an outdoor play area that children cannot use in wet winter months, or sunny days when the risk of burning is high. In this case, a play area canopy may be ideal for sheltering a large area of a playground. Sunlight can be filtered by fitting opaque cladding to the playground shelters so they are certified UV protective.

The playground / play area canopies can be re-sized to incorporate small or large play areas. A play area canopy can also be coloured to suit their surroundings and, as with all our products, the paint can be colour matched. Also, for extra stability, all our school playground canopies or shelters can be wall mounted.

We have over 15 years’ experience in presenting our customers with the highest quality cycle shelters, walkways and canopies on the market, so you can rest assured we have an extensive history in providing durable and aesthetically appealing school playground shelters.

Key Features of Play Area Canopies

  • Multi-Purpose: The playground shelters can be used for many different activities. Either as play areas, outdoor storage areas or outdoor classrooms
  • These playground shelters can be modified in order to suit your needs. These shelters could evenbe made secure by adding gates and locks
  • Modular design of the playground canopies means that the shelters are easier to modify during the design process, making highly specialised bespoke options more affordable
  • Made from high quality mild steel (carbon steel) resistant to stress damage and rust
  • Full in house service – We design, fabricate and install all our own products. This lowers costs of the playground canopies and means that you only deal with one company
  • Bespoke comes as standard – as many play areas are difficult areas to cover the play area canopy is versatile enough to be installed in awkward spaces. Our design team will assist you in making the correct decision
  • The playground shelter complies with all structural standards (BS5950-1990)
  • Colours of the claddings and paint finishes come in a huge palette and colours can be colour matched to suit your requirements.

Detailed Information on Play Area Canopies

Construction: These school shelters have fully welded frames and are designed in accordance with BS5950-1990 (structural use of steel work in buildings). On each shelter design we manufacture, a full computer simulated wire frame stress analysis has been performed in order to ensure safety and durability

Cladding: 5mm Thick Transparent PET – this material is ideal in areas covered by security cameras as it remains completely trasparent and is easily cleaned. PET safe to use with heavy duty cleaning materials allowing removal of graphiti. The cladding is also UV protective so provides some protection from sunlight

Finish: Fun colours for your school. Hot dipped galvanised or polyester powder coated. These finishes provide a high level of protection from corrosion and general wear and tear as well as providing a fun and colourful look to your school’s playground shelter.

Fixing: Base plates or extended legs for submerged fixing. Our school shelters can also be fixed to nearby walls in order to save space under the shelters and avoid hards by keeping the shelters support beams out of the way of children. See our image gallery for more information.

Dimensions: These school play shelters can be modified in any way to suit any area. We have our own drawing office so can provide shelters for any area – big or small. With Cad Shelters, bespoke comes as standard so you won’t have to.


The Poppy Shelter

Poppy Shelter Play Area CanopiesThe popular Poppy shelter can also be used as an outside classroom, with a typical capacity of around 30 students (based on 5 per bench). Also ideal for play area canopies.

The circular design of the shelter serves well as a teaching area and helps to maintain children’s attention for longer.

Teachers constantly provide us with positive feedback about this particular outdoor classroom design, and we have used this feedback to improve the design further. For subjects related to Science, Nature and the Environment, this is the ideal shelter.

Key Features

  • Multi-Purpose: The poppy youth shelter can be used as either a parent waiting shelter, teen waiting shelter, play area canopy, or an outdoor classroom with many more possibilties
  • These teen shelters can be modified in any way, the roof can be fitted either with an opaque steel painted sheeting, transparent or semi transparent covering depending on your needs
  • Modular design of the playground canopies means that the shelters are easier to modify during the design process, making highly specialised bespoke options more affordable
  • The youth shelters are made from high quality mild steel (carbon steel) resistant to stress damage and rust
  • Full in-house service – we run a design office, a metal fabrication factory and a nationwide delivery service. Rest assured that you will only have to deal with one company for all your needs (please note that supply only option is also available)
  • The school youth shelter complies with all UK standards in the structural use of steel (BS5950-1990)
  • The poppy youth shelter comes in a huge range of colours, see our colour charts for more information

Detailed Information

Construction: These school play area canopies are fully tested with a computerised wire frame stress strain analysis and the construction designs comply with British regulations BS5950-1990 (structural use of steel work in buildings).This ensures maximum safety and durability over time

 Cladding: The poppy shelter is usually covered in a 3mm steel sheeting for maximum strength. However, if required the seating area can be supplied with 5mm Thick Transparent PET and can be transparent, coloured or opaque

Finish: Thousands of fun colours for your school available. The steel finish of the youth shelter can be hot dipped galvanised or polyester powder coated or for ultimate safety a mixture of the two. These finishes provide a high level of protection from corrosion and general wear, especially in areas with high pollution or salt content in the air

Fixing: Base plates or extended legs for submerged fixing.If you are unsure about the fixing of your school teen shelter then please contact us for more information. A member of our design team will be happy to help

Dimensions: The diameter of the poppy shelter with a full set of modules is 6m.


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Specific brochures available to download in pdf format.

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