School Playground Activity Equipment

Schools/Playtime - School Playground Activity Equipment (22 items)
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We are delighted to present our exclusive range of school playground equipment. These carved wooden creatures are perfect to create a magical and stimulating environment in a school play area. Designed by Ben May, these garden/playtime activity animals are a unique alternative to standard outdoor play equipment and we are sure that children will love them.
We use child friendly paint and finishes on our wooden carvings and they are weather resistant.
Prices shown are excluding VAT as schools can reclaim the VAT after purchasing.
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Childrens School Playground Activity Sculpture Happy Snail
code: GARDEN-SNAIL
Childrens School Playground Activity Sculpture
Happy Snail
£125.00 plus VAT

A strong and child friendly snail for young children to play on.  An ideal choice to provide fun and stimulation in an activity play area in nursery schools, pre-schools and primary schools.

This solid wood snail is coated in a UV light resistant waterproof protective resin.

  • Length 18 inches (46cm)
  • Height 12 inches (30cm)

 

Childrens Playground Activity/Play Sculpture Balance Beam Caterpillar
code: CATERPILLAR
Childrens Playground Activity/Play Sculpture
Balance Beam Caterpillar
£3,000.00 plus VAT

This balance beam is a highly original and well thought out interactive play design, which is fun for children to sit on and play around as well as encouraging the development of coordination and balance.

The balance beam gradually winds sideways and there is a gradual incline and decline on the walking surface to provide more interest.

The caterpillar is a whopping 24 ft long and comes to you in 6 ft sections which can easily be fixed to the ground. Design incorporates anti slip surface and height of surface ranges between 10" and 14" excluding height of head.

Made in oak, wooden bugthe beauty of this piece is its naturalness, as you can still see the shape of the original tree in it. Of course, oak is also naturally incredibly durable.

This balance beam caterpillar goes well with our butterfly sculpture, to illustrate the life cycle of a butterfly.

 

  • Anti Slip Surface
  • Length 24'
  • Height 10" - 14" (not including head)
  • Develops coordination and balance
  • Fun interactive play design
  • Made from Oak
  • Durable and robust
caterpillar
Butterfly Playground / Garden Sculpture
code: BUTTERFLY-PLAY
Butterfly Playground / Garden Sculpture
£608.33 plus VAT

Part of our Monster Bugs series, this giant fantasy butterfly has been designed and sculpted to cling to a tree or flutter down to rest on the ground. Coated in child safe iridescent brilliant colours, and featuring steel legs and fixings. This sculpture can be combined with our Giant Caterpillar and *Egg Pod to sculpturally illustrate the butterfly lifecycle.

Please note: Colours and markings will be as shown, but we are happy to finish to your own requirements. If you wish to choose your own colours and markings, please give us details in the special instructions/message box during the checkout process. We will contact you on receipt of your order to wooden bugconfirm these details.

  • Length 3ft (approx)
  • Width 4ft (approx)
wooden butterfly


*Please contact us for further details about the Egg Pod as it is not currently shown on the website.

Caterpillar Playground / Garden Sculpture
code: CATPR-PLAY
Caterpillar Playground / Garden Sculpture
£1,500.00 plus VAT

This huge bug (another member of our Monster Bugs series) undulates his way across the lawn or playground creating a timber archway for active play. His many segments are carved from timber and enhanced with child friendly colours and markings; bound to bring delighted, happy play times. This sculpture can be combined with our Giant Butterfly and *Egg Pod to sculpturally illustrate the butterfly lifecycle.  

Please note: Colours and markings will be as shown, but we are happy to finish to your own requirements. If you wish to choose your own colours and markings, please give us details in the special instructions/message box during wooden bugthe checkout process. We will contact you on receipt of your order to confirm these details.

*Please contact us for further details about the Egg Pod as it is not currently shown on the website.

Dragon Outdoor Sculpture
code: DRAGON-SCULPTURE
Dragon Outdoor Sculpture
£850.00 plus VAT

We decided to create this oak dragon's head and tail for living willow projects, but you can use them for anything you like.

Our design used the dragon head and tail to add the finishing touches to a creation in willow.  We hope that this gives you the inspiration to create your own design for your garden or outdoor area, by featuring the dragon set amongst foliage or a material of your choice.

If you would like to know more about the use of living willow for creating large scale interactive projects, we can offer some advice and assistance.

Please note that the willow is not included with this dragon sculpture.

Carved from two naturally curving durable oak branches.

Each piece is 6ft to 8ft long.

Childrens School Playground Activity Sculpture Sea Monster
code: SEA-MONSTER
Childrens School Playground Activity Sculpture
Sea Monster
£1,650.00 plus VAT

Perfect for a children's playground, this truly original friendly sea monster will provide hours of endless fun for kids to play on and around.

This solid wood playground activity feature is coated in a UV light resistant waterproof protective resin.

  • Height (at the head) 2 ft 6 inches (76cm) approx
  • Length 10 ft - 20 ft (3m - 6m) depending on how close you put the humps
Worm Playground / Garden Sculpture
code: WORM-PLAY
Worm Playground / Garden Sculpture
£1,500.00 plus VAT

It’s massive; another in our range of Monster Bugs, wooden bugthis highly coloured and lacquered slimy worm slithers his way through the earth forming an amusing and original piece of play equipment. The sculpture comes in three units with the central section forming a climb-through archway; bound to bring hours of fun to little ones and a smile to even the most grown up grown up!

Childrens Play Equipment Wishing Tree
code: WISHING-TREE
Children's Play Equipment 'Wishing Tree'
£840.00 plus VAT (Tree + 20 Leaves)

A highly interactive piece of play equipment, this item was originally developed as a ‘wishing tree’ with double sided leaves forming individual chalk boards for children to write or draw on.

The giant chunky leaves are easy to remove and replace on their individual pegs and the tree is designed to be placed against a wall taking up a minimal amount of floor space. A grainy and knotty piece of timber forms a natural looking trunk highly contrasted by the richly coloured foliage.

The basic design is highly adaptable; the leaves can be made in a variety of colour ways or substituted with fruits or birds, or the main foliage area could be coated to create a large chalk board. Ideal for indoor or outdoor use.

Giant Turtle Play Sculpture
code: TURTLE-PLAY
Giant Turtle Play Sculpture
£1,000.00 plus VAT

 

This fabulous turtle is not only big enough to play on and around, but because we have partly hollowed out the shell , it can be used to drum on as well. Provided with a drumming stick.

Wooden Rocking Duck Garden / Play Sculpture
code: DUCK
Wooden Rocking Duck Garden / Play Sculpture
This is from Wooden Animals
£624.17 plus VAT

Larger than life and great fun, this massively oversized duck has been carved to double up as a sit on rocking toy. The new duck jockey was overjoyed with his mount and his parents delighted by their highly unusual piece of garden sculpture.

  • Length 95cm (approx)
"I have only just returned from my holidays so yesterday was the first time i saw the duck your husband carved. Can i say what a delight it is and i would like you to pass on our thanks to your husband. The staff say the children love it and their has not been a moment when somebody has not been using it." Ketrina
Wooden Owl
code: GSA1
Wooden Owl
This is from Wooden Animals
Owl£83.29 plus VAT
Personalised wording£8.33 plus VAT

This beautiful carved owl acts as a splendid ornament for any garden. The top is flat so it can also be used as a very handy side table.

It is coated in a UV light resistant waterproof protective resin.

As an ideal group gift, or for a special occasion, or just to make your owl sculpture really special, we can offer the option of adding wording of your choice for an additional £10. 

Please enter your personalised wording in the special instructions box during the checkout process.

  • Height 19" (48cm)
  • Width 13" (33cm)
wooden owl

 

"Hi Ben. Just to say thank you very much - my brother received his owl yesterday and he’s delighted with it. My five year old niece has named it Woody and it’s proudly sitting in his back garden." Kim
"Ben, my owl arrived yesterday and I LOVE him. He's even better than I'd hoped for. Thank you for such a brilliant service." Emma
"Just wanted to thank you all so very much for the speedy response in sending the Owl to Norfolk. My cousin is delighted and thinks it is absolutely beautiful. We now have 2 owls in the family from Forest Crafts!" Margaret
Tortoise Sculpture
code: GSA2
Tortoise Sculpture
This is from Wooden Animals
£562.50 plus VAT




This enormous tortoise is 34" (86cm) long and makes a wonderful feature in any garden. It is so life like that it looks as if it is on the move.

It is coated in a UV light resistant waterproof protective resin.

Price includes UK Mainland delivery.

Limited to 100 pieces. Each piece is numbered.

Ornamental Hedgehog
code: GSA4
Ornamental Hedgehog
This is from Wooden Animals
£57.92 plus VAT

A larger than life carved wooden hedgehog to give character to a garden.

  • Length 17" (43cm) approx
Wooden Hedgehog Ball
code: HEDGEHOG
Wooden Hedgehog Ball
This is from Wooden Animals
Small Hedgehog£153.33 plus VAT
Large Hedgehog£249.17 plus VAT

These hedgehog balls are just too cute for words and you couldn’t possible look at one without raising a smile. Available in two sizes. This is one of our hottest new designs.

They are coated in a UV light resistant waterproof protective resin.

  • Small – 30cm diameter
  • Large - 45cm diameter
Painted  Wooden Ladybird Sculpture
code: LADYBUG
Painted Wooden Ladybird Sculpture
This is from Wooden Bugs / Wooden Insect Garden Features
£148.33 plus VAT

These ladybirds help to give a truly fantastical feel to your garden (another member of our Monster Bugs series). They are designed and sculpted to crawl down a tree or rest on the grass.

Our hand painted wooden ladybirds are finished with an exterior lacquer for extra protection. wooden bugWe only use child friendly products to complete our sculptures.

  • Length 42cm
wooden ladybird
Hand Sculpted Wooden Mole Garden Feature
code: MOLE
Hand Sculpted Wooden Mole Garden Feature
This is from Wooden Animals
£240.00 plus VAT

This endearing portrayal of a mole emerging from beneath the ground will raise a smile with even the most cynical of gardeners.  

Carefully carved to depict this seldom seen creature as it surfaces from its tunnelling; this hand sculpted wooden mole can be placed anywhere in the garden and obviously is very at home on a manicured lawn! 

Coated with a child friendly outdoor lacquer for protection.

Width approx 40cm (16”) from hand to hand.

Wooden Mouse - Childrens Garden Seat
code: MOUSE
Wooden Mouse - Children's Garden Seat
This is from Wooden Animals
£120.79 plus VAT

This cute mouse is just under a foot (30cm) high and a couple of feet (61cm) long.

It's just about the right height for toddlers to sit on.

Treated with a UV resistant varnish so is suitable to be left in the garden.

Hand carved from a solid piece of wood. Modelled here by Ben's dog Jack.

Wooden Sheep Garden/Playground Sculpture
code: SHEEP
Wooden Sheep Garden/Playground Sculpture
This is from Wooden Animals
£410.00 plus VAT

There’s no butts about it. This adorable addition to the Forest Crafts Farm will while away the hours on your lawn or in your playground and you will never hear a baaaaad comment! This life size sculpted sheep sports realistic characteristics and markings and he is quite content to be climbed all over as well. Shaun, our friendly sheep, makes a great pet especially as no feeding or herding is required.

  • Length 90 cm (approx)   
  • Height 60 cm (approx)

Made from Douglas fir which is grown sustainably and is structurally strong. Treated with an outdoor child friendly lacquer.

sheep sculpture
Hand Carved Wooden Snake Garden Sculpture
code: SNAKE
Hand Carved Wooden Snake Garden Sculpture
This is from Wooden Animals
£320.00 plus VAT

This intricately hand carved snake is coiled and ready to slither or pounce. Either way our highly unusual wooden garden sculpture will attract attention and interest. 

Treated with a child friendly outdoor lacquer for protection. 

Size: width approx 18” (45cm)

Wooden Crocodile
code: WOOD-CROC
Wooden Crocodile
This is from Wooden Animals
£529.17 plus VAT

This stunning wooden crocodile is certainly not something you see every day!

Designed and hand carved by the artist Ben May, this incredible seven foot (214cm) long wooden croc cannot help but create a stir in your garden.

This sculpture is carved from a suitable durable wood and treated with a UV and moisture resistant coating so it can stay out on your lawn all year. Loved by kids and grown-ups alike. If you have a big enough pond, why not put him by the side to lie in wait?

Available only from Forest Crafts, this is a limited edition of 100.

"Just to let you know that Croc arrived yesterday and I’m delighted with him. He’s lying all covered up waiting for the children to unwrap him this afternoon and they will be so excited!" Judith
"I received the crocodile and I have had to write and say how pleased I am with it. It has been beautifully made and looks really good in the garden. I am having a bridge made to go over the river and soon he will sitting by the bridge. " Janet
Wooden Woodpecker Garden Sculpture
code: WOODPECKER
Wooden Woodpecker Garden Sculpture
This is from Wooden Animals
£235.00 plus VAT

This lovely woodpecker with its brilliant colours is 30cm long and can be simply fixed from woodpecker to tree using a metal pin, adding an extra dimension to your garden. The realism and oversized scale of this, will definitely attract a second glance to see if the bird is real.

  • Height 30cm (approx)
Childrens Play Screens
Children's Play Screens

These highly versatile play screens are a really exciting and interactive way of dividing space and creating designated areas for a variety of activities and play.

play screens for schools

This particular version was commissioned for a play group and features a series of panels depicting our ever popular minibeasts in low relief and brilliant colours. Strategically placed portholes, peepholes and crawl-throughs add additional interactive play opportunities and the lively decoration provides the basis for many hours of story telling and make-believe.

These screens are designed to be sited permanently with each panel positioned into slots in the posts set in the ground. However, further flexibility can be offered by free-standing units.

£150.00 plus VAT per Double Sided Panel

£49.00 plus VAT per Post

There will be a delivery charge for this product which will depend upon quantity ordered. Please ring us to discuss your requirements and delivery costs.

 

 

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