Playground Shelters

School playground shelters are perfect for nurseries and schools, as they create an outdoor learning environment and a recreational space where pupils can learn and play all-year round.

Having installed canopies for more than 5,000 schools across the UK, our school canopies, including our school playground shelters, are renowned within the education sector.

Numerous studies have endorsed the value of outdoor learning and play, with Ofsted viewing outdoor learning as a critical component in enabling primary schools to deliver a well-rounded curriculum. Installing a school canopy can take help you meet these requirements.

Our playground shelters and canopies are delivered using our bespoke design, manufacturing and installation service. They’re also based on our industry-leading site-specific calculations, providing you with peace of mind that your canopy meets your needs and is built to last. We also offer a colour-matching service too.

Benefits of school playground shelters

Our playground canopies provide protection from the wind, rain and snow, which means children can still get outside in the fresh air, regardless of what the weather’s doing.

What’s more, all of our playground canopies come with a Melinex gel-coated roof, which acts as a translucent filter and protects children in the summer against the sun’s harmful rays.

Freestanding or wall-mounted, school playground shelters can also be used in so many other ways, such as:

  • Meeting areas
  • Storage space
  • Break areas
  • Dining halls

Our wall-mounted systems are safely secured to surrounding walls, without the need for any supporting pillars that can pose a potential obstruction. Having no supporting posts also maximises the amount of free space beneath too.

While our freestanding canopies don’t need to be attached to other structures for support. They can also be designed so that the supporting posts are positioned at the back, minimising the risk of obstruction and fully opening up the space beneath.


School playground shelters enable children to play outside and be protected from the weather all-year round. For inspiration, take a look at this selection of playground canopies.

Product Options:

Freestanding Play Areas

Wall-mounted Play Areas

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Available Systems:

covered walkways


Our Connekt canopy system is a modular system and can be any length – you can even add to it in the future. It is highly versatile and hugely popular, with no limit to how it projects. It is suitable for all outdoor areas, and the cantilevered option is 100% self-supporting.

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