School Playground Planning & Development

We help invigorate today’s school grounds, creating exciting playspaces that boost motor, sensory, social and cognitive development.

From climbing towers, adventure playgrounds to outdoor gym equipment, it’s forward-thinking fun and fitness that pays off through better collaboration, concentration and resilience. Our products are incredibly safe and durable, with core education packs and customised solutions to suit any age group, space and school budget – as well as great outdoor furniture choices for students and teachers.

With loads of real-life experience and access to the latest thinking around playground design and equipment, we've got a host of helpful resources to assist you to plan, fund and get the most out of your playground.

How to Plan a Playground

With over 30 years in the business of play, we’ve learned a thing or two about what makes a playground great, and we’re bursting to share this knowledge with you.

Our Playground Planning Pack is specially designed to help you turn your school’s playground vision into reality. Whether you’re upgrading an existing playground or creating an exciting new play space, we guide you through the steps involved in developing the perfect solution for your school grounds, user ages and needs, and budget.

It’s all about laying the foundations for a successful playground project, one that allows students at your school to experience the joy and benefits of play every day, for many years to come.

So, what are you waiting for? Register for your Playground Planning Pack and start planning your future playground today.

One of our friendly Playground Design Consultants will be in touch to talk you through the pack and answer any questions.

Register for your Playground Planning Pack

Funding Tips & Options

As educators and carers, you know that contemporary, up-to-date play equipment adds value to your centre or school. It’s an investment that broadens the range of development opportunities on offer. It also makes a highly visible statement to other parents that their children are accessing the latest and greatest facilities both inside and outside the classroom.

But, let’s get real. With so many competing budget priorities, new play equipment doesn’t always make it to the top of the list. That’s when it’s time to think outside the box and seek alternative funding options and arrangements.

Our Funding & Submission Tips show you how to overcome budgeting challenges by making the most of community funding and sponsorship opportunities in your area. We share our tips for where you to look for funding opportunities, and how to put together an effective funding submission.

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Free School Tools

Schools playgrounds are a great place to have fun, work out, learn and develop socially.

But have you ever wondered how you could use your school playground more?

Playground Centre offers schools a host of FREE resources designed to help maximise the use of playground equipment for the health and happiness of students.

Jump in and download:

  • Newsletters with fun activities
  • Posters
  • And more

Enter your details to access our School Tools page.

New resources and tools are added on a regular basis.

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Open the door to a fresh approach to teaching with our outdoor classrooms

Our designs feature high quality, versatile and durable equipment and furniture specifically chosen to maximise engagement and enjoyment and support educators to take curriculum-based learning beyond the walls of the classroom. They’re ideal for primary and middle school aged students. Each concept can be adapted to suit your space, learning needs and budget!

Contact us for information on our small, medium and large outdoor classroom concepts.

Latest Projects

Looking for ideas and inspiration? Check out some of the brilliant play spaces we've helped create in schools across Australia and New Zealand.


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I would recommend Playground Centre for any school that is looking to improve their playground area. They were fast to send initial quotes and designs, and happy to relook and adjust numerous times until we had a good balance of our grand ideas and our actual budget! They enabled us to get an amazing result, incorporating some of our existing playground, getting our parent community together to be part of the install and the children to help create their own playground. It was wonderful to see everyone come together and help create this playground. The kids love it.

Lauren Kennedy

Fundraising Committee

The Xtreme 557 fitness playground is an absolute hit with our senior students! They are all over it during break time and play a chase game as well as the usual swinging, climbing and monkeying around. Playground Centre has been very supportive throughout the process, from the first visit to introduce their products through to fundraising suggestions, and the formal paperwork including engineering specifications. We have appreciated working with them to modernise our play area for the senior students, and are thrilled with the playground.

Helen Howden

Board of Trustees, West Melton School


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