We have been providing playgrounds and multi-use games areas (mugas) nationwide for over 30 years. We design new playgrounds from scratch, add to existing ones, and refurbish existing play equipment, keeping cherished favourites. We work in materials to suit the budget and required look of the area – steel, aluminium, or various hard or soft woods.
We are proud to design and manufacture here in the UK, and can provide off the shelf solutions or bespoke play areas and designs. Lead times are short, quality assured. You can even visit our factory and watch your play equipment being made. Our experience in the leisure sector ranges from a bespoke play attraction for one of the country’s most famous stately homes, Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, to a more modest playspace for a farm shop.
Why choose Sutcliffe Play?
“Experts” in Play
Whilst children themselves are the experts in playing, our customers tell us we are the experts in play and play spaces. Our company vision is to be “the global experts in play”. Knowledge is what others say sets us apart – knowledge of children, engagement, design, risk, challenge, inclusion and accessibility.
Our range is the most extensive in the UK. We offer steel, timber and natural play equipment such as water and sand play. We span the age ranges from toddlers, to teenagers to adults. We provide traditional playground equipment such as swings, slides, roundabouts, seesaws, and more unusual items such as trampolines, zip wires, trim trails and net climbers. We specialise in inclusive play equipment – see below. Sutcliffe Play also manufactures youth shelters, ballcourts or muga’s (multi-use games areas), and furniture such as benches and bins.
We believe passionately in inclusive play, giving every child equal access to good play opportunities. Our aim is for children of all abilities to play side by side, so we specialise in designing inclusive play equipment and spaces. Huge importance is placed on carefully designing inclusive features into our equipment. We also take care to ensure that the playspace itself is truly accessible to all.
Full range of services
We research and consult, design playspaces, design and manufacture play equipment, and refurbish tired play areas. Our Contracts department can take care of installation and landscaping, providing on site project management as required. Finally we provide after sales service in the form of inspection and maintenance packages, technical support and advice and swift supply of spares.
Free play area design
We have a team of play area designers, led by a qualified landscape architect. Following a site visit and survey, we will provide comprehensive proposals, designs and costings for a whole landscaped playspace. This will include draft designs with plan views and 3D visuals that you can use to help visualise the finished playspace. We will consider the landscaping and even the planting around the area and then work with you, making amends to ensure you get the play area you want.
All of Sutcliffe Play operations meet the independently audited ISO9001 Quality Assurance standard. Every product in our catalogue is certified to EN1176. Because we are employee owned, everyone in the company can lay claim to the title of Quality Controller. We have extensive guarantees, with a lifetime philosophy. We are a founder member of the API, our industry association that ensures that members have the necessary experience, financial status and quality of workmanship.