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Best Playground Markings 2023


When it comes to creating a vibrant and engaging outdoor learning environment for students, the playground markings we install play a pivotal role. In 2023, the focus is on the "Best Playground Markings" that not only stimulate children's physical activity but also enhance their learning experiences.

In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the most popular playground markings that we install and look at some of the benefits they offer to pupils.

Children standing in playground

Best Playground Markings 2023

Snakes and Ladders

Snakes and Ladders isn't just a classic board game; it's also an excellent playground marking. This interactive design fosters strategic thinking and social interaction among children. As they move along the numbered squares, they develop counting skills, patience, and the ability to handle wins and losses gracefully. We install these game markings into soooo many schools, as they're always a hit with the children.

The game's reliance on numbered squares also offers an excellent opportunity for educational reinforcement. Children naturally develop counting skills as they move along the board, enhancing their numerical literacy. Moreover, as they encounter the snakes and ladders, they learn to recognize patterns and anticipate outcomes, contributing to their problem-solving abilities.

Coloured snakes and ladders playground design

Mini Snakes and Ladders Playground Marking - Semi Coverage

A traditional game brought to life for your playground

Spin Dice

Spin Dice adds an element of chance and excitement to the playground. Children love spinning the oversized dice and eagerly awaiting the outcome. This design encourages decision-making, probability understanding, and enhances fine motor skills as they interact with the spinning mechanism. No more unlocking the play cupboard or loosing the dice in a bush / over a wall / on a roof.

The Spin Dice panel can be fixed to a wall or onto posts and is made from hard wearing HDPE (incrediby strong plastic).

Exercise Tracks / Activity Trails

Promoting physical activity is crucial, and exercise tracks are a fantastic way to achieve this. Out of all the markings that we've installed, the exercise tracks are, in our opinion, the best value for money. Every time we stay away on a multi-day installation of these markings, seeing the children lined up in their droves to play on it is always a satisfying sight.

These markings offer various exercise routines that improve students' physical fitness while making workouts enjoyable. From jogging to skipping, students can engage in a range of activities that boost their stamina and well-being.

Moreover, the sense of achievement and well-being that students experience as they engage in these activities is immeasurable. Physical fitness is closely linked to mental well-being, and exercise tracks offer a holistic approach to nurturing both aspects of a student's health. When students feel physically fit and active, they are more likely to experience increased energy levels, reduced stress, and improved concentration in their academic endeavors.

exercise trail 6 playground design

Exercise Track / Activity Trail

All of our exercise tracks can be adapted to fit your spaces.


Hopscotch is a timeless playground favorite that combines physical activity with cognitive development. Hopping through the numbered squares improves balance, coordination, and counting skills. It's a delightful way for children to enhance their motor skills while having fun. It's a rare day when we're not installing a hopscotch marking in a school!

Beyond the physical and cognitive advantages, Hopscotch offers an intangible sense of accomplishment and enjoyment. When children successfully complete a challenging sequence of hops, they experience a boost in self-esteem and confidence. This feeling of achievement can have a lasting positive impact on their overall well-being.

Quad multicoloured hopscotch design

Quad Hopscotch

4.5 x 4.5m Quad Hopscotch

Playground Marking

Easy to clean, weather resistant and slip resistant

Phoneme Squares

For younger learners, phoneme squares provide an excellent educational tool. These markings feature letters and words that help children build their literacy skills. As students hop or skip from one square to another, they not only improve their phonetic awareness but also foster a love for reading and language.

Take a look at our Phonic Playground Marking here.

Target Rings

Target rings are an intriguing addition to any playground. They promote precision and hand-eye coordination as children aim for the bullseye. Moreover, these markings encourage friendly competitions, teaching students the values of sportsmanship and fair play.

Colourful 250 target board playground marking

250 Target Board Playground Marking

2.0 x 3.6m 250 Target Board

Made from high quality Thermoplastic Material, this design offers a mix of competition

What's the Time, Mr. Wolf?

This classic game takes on a new dimension with playground markings. "What's the Time, Mr. Wolf?" encourages imaginative play and teaches kids how to tell time. As one child plays the wolf, others ask, "What's the time?" while advancing towards the wolf, reinforcing time-telling skills in a playful setting.

Take a look at our What's the Time Mr Wolf Playground Marking here.

'Base' Markings

Base markings offer a versatile play area for various games like tag and dodgeball. They encourage physical activity, teamwork, and strategic thinking as children navigate the circles to score points or avoid being tagged.

Moreover, Base Hexagons establish a sense of structure and boundaries within the game, teaching children the importance of rules and fair play. Players must respect the boundaries of the circle and adhere to the rules of the game. This instills values of fairness and good sportsmanship, as children learn to compete with integrity and respect for their fellow players.

Mimic Me

Mimic Me is an interactive design that encourages imitation and creativity. One child takes the lead in performing movements or poses, and the others follow suit. This fosters social interaction, communication, and creative expression among students.

Additionally, "Mimic Me" nurtures creative expression in a playful and uninhibited manner. The role of the leader empowers children to explore their creativity and invent imaginative movements or actions. Whether it's mimicking animal movements, dance steps, or funny poses, this game encourages self-expression and originality. It allows each child to become a choreographer, unleashing their creativity and showcasing their unique personalities.

Mimic me 4 player playground marking

Mimic Me - 4 Player

Playground marking

At 6.0 x 3.0m the Mimic Me - 4 Player Playground Marking provides a larger play area for increased social interaction and teamwork.

Duck, Duck, Goose

In this classic circle game, children sit in a circle, and one child walks around, tapping others on the head while saying "duck, duck, goose." When they say "goose," the tapped child must jump up and chase the first child around the circle. It encourages anticipation, quick thinking, and social interaction.

Moreover, "Duck, Duck, Goose" is a powerful tool for social interaction. As children participate in this game, they engage in friendly banter and playful interactions. The anticipation, excitement, and shared laughter create a sense of togetherness and camaraderie among players. They form connections, build friendships, and learn the value of positive social interactions.

Four Square

Four Square is a popular playground ball game played in a square divided into four sections. Players take turns bouncing a ball into another player's section. It enhances hand-eye coordination, reflexes, and competitiveness.

Additionally, Four Square is a social game that promotes interaction and communication among players. As they bounce the ball back and forth, they engage in light-hearted banter and exchange comments, fostering social connections and camaraderie. This aspect of the game contributes to the development of essential social skills.

Duck Duck Goose Playground Four Square Court


Our 6m Diameter Duck Duck Goose Four Square Court Playground Marking

Playground Marking Simple to learn and great fun!

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