Since 1918, Wicksteed has been a leading designer and supplier of children's play equipment. Our playgrounds are not just somewhere for children to play but an environment in which to learn and grow key skills. Whatever your brief is; from start to finish we can work with you to create fantastic playground equipment.
Wicksteed has been working alongside local authorities, town, parish and community councils, schools, landscape architects, major builders, clubs and other organisations throughout the UK for over 90 years to supply exciting and innovative playground and sports equipment.
We can design and install a complete playscape for our customers from scratch, or we can simple supply and fit a stand-along item of play or sports equipment.
We also endeavour to supply spares for equipment which is at least 20 years old.
Our services include:
Design - Our in-house design facility is the most advanced in the industry and we are able to provide virtual reality-style design presentations for projects, together with animated presentations. Click here for design services.
Landscaping - Playground landscaping and the incorporation of natural features and planting is an important part of Wicksteed’s playground designs. Wicksteed’s own landscape designers – part of the 7-strong design team - will ensure that natural forms are incorporated into the play area design and existing ones are enhanced. Click here for Natural Play.
Public consultation - Wicksteed is keenly aware of the vital role public consultation plays when considering the design, landscaping and installation of a new play area. Finding out exactly what the local community wants and expects from play provision is fundamental to creating the ideal playground. If the people for whom it is being provided are happy, the play area will be well used and appreciated. Therefore, engaging with the locals and encouraging direct involvement in the early stages of the project is of huge value.
To help customers with this all-important task, Wicksteed has a dedicated public consultation section on this website. This micro site can also be linked to customers' own websites for joint participation. Each public consultation exercise and questionnaire can be individually drafted, making it completely unique to the individual project. The information can be collated and results accessed by participants and voting is possible online. Click here to view current Public Consultations
Quality - As Wicksteed manufactures its own equipment under its BS EN ISO 9001:2000 quality registration, the company is able to strictly monitor and control quality and costs, as well as giving our customers the ability to choose their own colour schemes and request adjustments to standard designs. Click here for Manufacture & Guarantees
Project management - Wicksteed has 5 Contract Managers, headed by an Installation Manager. These personnel have all been fully trained in Health and Safety, CDM Regulations, etc. and will project manage all installations to ensure complete customer satisfaction. Click here for Playscape installation.
After sales service - Wicksteed provides an extensive after sales customer care programme including inspection, maintenance and long-term technical support and advice and we have received the accolade of winning the Northamptonshire Business Award for Customer Services and well as the Environmental Business Award. Click here for our services.
We also endeavour to supply spares for equipment which is at least 20 years old. Click here for spares.
What We Do
Wicksteed offer a wide range of services to meet your needs. With advanced in house design facility; complete installation services; fully trained inspection engineers; bespoke product design and more.