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Playground Marking Games

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Each of our playground marking games are designed to encourage children to have fun in the playground and learn or boost a skill at the same time. Our hopscotch games are a fun way to enhance children's numerical skills and improve their physical co-ordination. Whereas our multi-language hopscotch games go a step further by introducing children to new languages, fostering an early appreciation for global cultures. Similarly, our target board games are designed to improve children's focus and hand-eye coordination.

Our Range of Playground Marking Games

A Guide to Playground Marking Games

What are Playground Marking Games?

Playground markings are a superb way to enhance tarmac / macadam spaces in playgrounds with bright colourful thermoplastic designs which enable schools to promote learning and exercise through a wide variety of activities.

Traditional games like hopscotch or chess can be marked onto the playground surface with a thermoplastic material. This far outlasts outdated methods of marking like paint.

What are the best Playground Marking Games?

That's a tough questions to answer as we treat each school as having their own unique requirements. However... there are a range of games which we've found extemely popular over the years.

  • Hopscotch

    • Choose any design and size to suit the number of children at your school.​ The traditional hopscotch is always a safe bet for the budget conscious school.

  • Snakes and Ladders

    • Semi coverage is by far the most popular choice here. It can even be combined with one of our dice play panels​

  • Target Rings

    • The Target Rings are always a favourite, and it teaches children maths skills at the same time!​

Examples of Our Work

We hope these images help gives you some playground marking ideas or inspiration.
These examples are just some of the hundreds of markings we install every year in schools throughout the UK.

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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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Playground Marking Catalogue

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Marking Guarantees & Safety info

4 Year Playground Markings Guarantee

Anti-slip properties
Exceeds SRV requirements

Non-toxic durable thermoplastic

Lasts up to 10x as long as painted markings

Our Recent Case Studies

A selection of our recent playground markings we've installed for schools across the UK

King Richard III Infant & Nursery School

The school recently teamed up with the Signet Play team to develop and revitalise its outdoor play space, using a mix of thermoplastic playground markings and wooden outdoor play equipment.

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Tywardreath School

Recently, we were privileged to collaborate with Tywardreath School in Cornwall, aiding them in realising their dream playground markings designs. Let’s walk through this incredible journey from the initial discussions to the final, satisfying outcome as we create the perfect playground markings.


Cofton Primary School

In a move to boost both outdoor learning and PE lessons by utilising playground markings, Cofton Primary School (CFS) teamed up with us to give their playground a total makeover making it an inclusive space for all.


St James' C Of E Primary School

At Signet Play, we've built a reputation on understanding that each school holds a unique vision for its playground design.

A recent endeavour took us to St James’ CEC Primary School, where we installed thermoplastic playground markings tailored to the schools own requirements

  • 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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