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  • Shade And Shelter
  • Shade And Shelter
  • Shade And Shelter
  • Garden Furniture
  • Garden Furniture
  • Creative Play
  • Creative Play
  • Creative Play
  • Immaginative Play
  • Storage
  • Storage
  • Playground Markings
  • Ball Games
  • Ball Games
  • Physical Development
  • Physical Development
  • Adventure Towers
  • Surfacing
  • Fencing
  • Fencing
  • Commercial Play Equipment
  • Residential Gardens

Sovereign Design Play Systems Company Profile

Sovereign Design Play Systems is a specialist in the provision of outdoor play equipment and learning zones. The company can deliver a complete package incorporating design, manufacture and installation to schools, councils, private homes and commercial locations. Sovereign has the knowledge and expertise to deliver a wide and varied range of imaginative play equipment and facilities for children of all ages and abilities.

Every piece of equipment is designed to provide hours of fun and entertainment whilst ensuring the highest level of safety. Sovereign is the UK’s premier provider of playground developments and has created over 10,000 developments in the last eighteen years. The range of products available includes shelters and shaded areas, creative and imaginative play and storage equipment, adventure towers, climbing walls, physical development equipment, surfacing and fencing.


Sovereign has a team of area managers who will initially carry out a free site visit and discuss with the client the equipment mix, layout, suitability for the age range and all the safety aspects. The in-house design team will create computer aided plans, drawn to scale, a full breakdown of the costs and the installation charges. Installations are carried out by Sovereign’s own fully trained and experienced teams in accordance with BS EN 1176 & 1177. The company can also provide a delivery only service and if required a supervisor can be offered to oversee the client’s own installation process.


Schools, local authorities, domestic homes and commercial businesses often specify play environments for their pupils, residents and customers. The play equipment has been carefully designed to create imaginative, stimulating and safe outdoor areas for children of all ages and abilities. The vast array of products can be purchased individually or a complete play area can be designed from scratch that incorporates safety surfaces, fencing and equipment. Much of the fixed equipment can be installed onto grass, tarmac or safety surfaces and all come with free height of fall calculations and age suitability.

The product range includes:

Shade and Shelter

The shade and shelter range provides both adults and children with protection from the elements. The shelters can be used as extended classrooms or simple shelters offering a safe haven from the damaging UV rays of the sun and rain. Key products include:

  • Pergolas with shade, wooden and polycarbonate roof options
  • Wooden gazebos in 4, 5 and 6m options
  • Shade sail and umbrella canopies
  • Lean-to shelters with shade and planter box options

Outdoor Furniture

The outdoor furniture collection can be used for a variety of functions including designated areas for learning, quiet play or sheltered protection. Outdoor learning is essential within learning establishments and the furniture offers the ideal environment for both learning and play. The furniture range includes:

  • Wooden mushrooms and toadstools
  • Chairs, simple benches, easel benches, tree seats, jumbo bench seats and Clieveden seating
  • Wooden nursery tables, round tables and picnic tables
  • Planters
  • Planter and seating options
  • Willow structures
  • Natural play elements such as boulders and rocks

Creative Play

Creative play equipment incorporates a wide range of options that will stimulate the mind and senses, whilst keeping the children occupied, interested and eager to learn. Options include:

  • Wooden staging
  • Puppet theatres
  • Amphitheatres
  • Sand pits and water play
  • Musical play
  • Mini beasts and wormery equipment
  • Sensory chimes, rattle wheels and pipes

Imaginative Play

The imaginative play range of equipment allows children to have fun exploring, adventuring and carrying out role play with others in complete safety. Imaginative play enables children to enjoy themselves whilst learning through play. There is a vast array of options available to suit individual requirements which include:

  • Play galleons and ships
  • Log trains
  • Coloured pencils
  • Play castles, cars, jets, trains and fire engines
  • Play huts, cabins and houses
  • Wigwams
  • Wall activity panels
  • Table gameboards
  • Bridges


All educational establishments have outdoor equipment, trikes, bikes and scooters that need to be stored safely and tidily. The storage items are designed to offer practical solutions and are extremely robust. Options include:

  • Lockable box storage
  • Crooked house storage
  • Bicycle storage including wall and floor mounted racks, floor mounted hoops, compounds and covered shelters

Playground Markings

A plain tarmac playground can be easily transformed with the addition of bright and colourful thermoplastic markings. The markings are extremely durable, self-cleaning, extra reflective, free of lead and chromates, non-slip and available in one hundred designs and colours. Ideas include trails, hopscotch, pictures, sports court markings, games and targets, roadways, knowledge and understanding and literacy and numeracy.

Ball Games

Ball games are an ideal way of improving hand-to-eye coordination, which is vital for a child’s development. Sovereign’s range of ball game play equipment will enhance physical play and will encourage cooperative play. Options available include:

  • Three and four way shooters
  • Portable and fixed basketball units
  • Portable netball nets
  • Timber ball walls
  • Multi use goals and games areas

Physical Development

Sovereign can design, manufacture and install a wide range of high and low-level physical development equipment which can be tailored around specific age and ability groups. The equipment will develop confidence, balance and eye-foot coordination. Products include:

  • Wooden trails with various apparatus attached
  • Activity frames
  • Scramble net log climbers
  • Traversing walls
  • High and low level climbers

Adventure Towers

The Sovereign range of high and low level towers not only encourages active and interactive play, but also balance and coordination. There are numerous options available for children of all ages and abilities. The towers can include slides, scramble nets, climbing walls, rope bridges, wobble bridges, poles, sensory equipment, steps and much more.


Regardless of how safe the equipment installed is, there is always a risk of injury through tripping over, slipping or falling from the apparatus. Sovereign’s safer surfacing is designed and installed to be fully compliant with BS EN 1177. The surfaces include:

  • Grassguard grass mat surfacing
  • Bonded rubber mulch
  • Wetpour EPDM safety surface
  • Artificial grass surfacing
  • Bark chippings


By installing safe and secure fencing and gates to entrances, exits and boundaries, children can play and explore their surroundings safely and freely. This offers parents, carers and teachers that extra peace of mind. Options available include log palisade fencing and Pencilvania bright and colourful fencing.

Commercial Play Equipment

The commercial equipment ranges are ideal for a wide variety of establishments such as holiday parks, caravan parks, public houses, restaurants and hotels. The team can offer advice on compliance issues, bespoke requirements and safety surfacing options.

Residential Gardens

Residential gardens can be transformed with a piece of equipment from Sovereign. The huge range of products is available in a wide range of designs, sizes and configurations options to suit every taste and budget requirement. Products include:

  • Climbing frames and accessories
  • Garden furniture
  • Pergolas, arches and arbours
  • Garden buildings
  • Pet and poultry products
  • Planters and vegetable beds
  • Value play equipment such as sand pits

Sovereign Design Play Systems is committed to providing high quality play equipment for a wide range of outdoor environments. Sovereign welcomes enquires for all project types from simple one-off garden structures through to large bespoke educational playground packages. The company has established a widely respected reputation with schools, nurseries and commercial clients throughout the UK.

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