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Messy Play Ideas EYFS

Messy Play Products for EYFS

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EYFS Messy Play

Cultivating Creativity: Our EYFS Messy Play Collection

Embracing the Art of Messy Play

At Signet Play, we wholeheartedly embrace the concept of messy play as a critical part of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Our Messy Play collection is crafted not just to entertain but to stimulate sensory experiences, cognitive development, and creative exploration in young children. We recognize the immense value of messy play in fostering early learning and discovery.

Designed for Sensory Adventures

Our range of messy play equipment is specifically tailored to captivate and engage young minds. From mud kitchens to sand and water tables, each piece in our collection is an invitation to tactile exploration and imaginative play. These activities are essential for honing fine motor skills, encouraging scientific inquiry, and sparking creativity.


Prioritizing Safety and Durability

In the delightful chaos of messy play, safety and durability are our guiding principles. Each piece of our messy play equipment is constructed from high-quality, resilient materials to ensure longevity and safe play experiences. We adhere to the highest safety standards, ensuring that every messy play adventure is both enjoyable and secure.


Inclusive Play for Every Child

We believe in the power of inclusive play environments. Our messy play equipment is designed to be accessible and engaging for children of various abilities, promoting an inclusive atmosphere where every child can participate and thrive. This inclusivity is vital for developing empathy, social skills, and a sense of community among young learners.


The Signet Play Commitment

Opting for our EYFS Messy Play collection means more than choosing play equipment; it represents a commitment to enhancing the educational journey of young learners. We are dedicated to supporting the EYFS framework through play solutions that encourage exploration, learning, and growth in a fun and engaging manner.



In summary, our EYFS Messy Play range at Signet Play is a testament to our dedication to enriching the play experiences of young children. Incorporating our messy play solutions into educational settings creates vibrant, safe, and inclusive environments that support sensory development, creativity, and early learning.

Tangle Play Playground Markings
Snakes and Ladders Playground Markings

EYFS Case Studies and Information

A-Z Playground Markings

Dodford First School's Playground Transformation

See how our playground marking games transformed their school playground.

Snakes and Ladders Playground Markings

Board Game Playground Markings

An indepth look at board games which can be used on school playgrounds.

Playground Markings Overview

Our Guide to Multi Court Games Markings

Sports are incredibly popular, see how we use thermoplastic to create games areas.

What are our customers saying about us?

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Signet provided a fantastic range of playground markings, which have withstood relentless use of 400 primary school children on a daily basis. Great communication and pricing from the team in the office and on site. Highly recommend!

- Pomphlett Primary school

Professional and quick installation of a clamberstack at our village primary school. Left everything clean and tidy too! The children are enjoying the new climbing equipment. Great company to work with.

- Bledington Primary School

Fast service from site survey, quotation to installation. Markings look vibrant and were laid really well. I will definitely use them again for future playground markings.

- Thameside Primary School

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  • What are thermoplastic playground markings?
    It's a special type of plastic which is both durable and has an anti-slip grit within it. From these sheets of material, we create designs that we use to make playgrounds more fun and engaging. These markings are durable, vibrant, and safe for children. The thermoplastic can be used to create games, learning aids, or just fun patterns on the playground surface. With 27 colours available, the limit is just the imagination.
  • What are the benefits of playground markings?
    Choosing the right playground markings can make playtime more fun and active, help with learning, and make it easier for everyone to get along. Plus, they're created in a way that everyone, no matter their hobbies or skills, can enjoy and participate in. This aids in creating an environment in which physical activity levels are increased, learning occurs through fun engagement and promotes inclusive play.
  • How do you install thermoplastic playground markings?
    The first step is to sketch out the design with chalk on the tarmac. We then apply a liquid primer to the playground surface which seals it and ensures a long life for the thermoplastic markings. Once the primer is dry, about 20 mins, we then position the thermoplastic markings onto the sketched area. Using a special heating tool we make them hot until they've 'melted'. Once cool they will have firmly attached to the tarmac and won't move for a very long time!
  • How long do thermoplastic playground markings last?
    The short answer would be that they can last up to 10 times as long as paint (so about 10 years). However, the longer and arguably more accurate answer would be that it depends on a number of factors. What condition the playground surface was in when they were applied, how they're treated / the amount of footfall on them, what environmental conditions they're exposed to. As a guideline though we would expect thermoplastic markings to last 7 - 8 years when installed onto a good surface.
  • How do you remove playground markings?
    Some companies burn them off. We don't do this as we believe the noise, the fumes, and the mess it leaves behind are not worth it. This leaves a couple of options. UHP (ultra high pressure) water jet blasting will remove them, but the pressure is so high that it can remove some of the tarmac as well. Which then leaves the best possible way to remove them and that's UHP sand jet blasting. The sand acts as an abrasive and helps remove the markings at much lower pressures. As a result the markings can be removed with the least risk of damage to the playground. UHP sand jet blasting takes more time than UHP water jet blasting, but the minimise intrusion into the surface of the playground is very much worth it.
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