St Martin & St Mary C of E

The brief

The staff at St Martin & St Mary in Windermere approached Red Monkey to provide a multifunctional play area for their youngest pupils. After meeting with teachers, we designed a playground installation to help stimulate imaginations and learning through curiosity. We incorporated several zones and focused on replacing the old tarmac flooring with our play grass, an EPDM trike track and a sensory path.

The result

The teachers and staff have been blown away by the completed installation. Each area is designed to promote a different aspect of play and learning for younger children. Our sensory equipment is featured throughout the space - a water wall, sand wall and discovery tables, so children can have fun splashing about and experimenting with sand water. The central adventure area has a grass tunnel and a custom-made play unit, designed to give adventurous younger children an exciting play experience. Our best-selling role play shop fronts are freestanding so a new shop can be set up anywhere on the playground!

We also installed an adventure unit for children to hide away and a sensory path for children to follow. By making the most of the space available, we were able to offer maximum play and learning opportunities.


Red Monkey have designed and installed an incredible and amazing outdoor learning zone for the school. They have transformed the outdoor learning experience for all our children and everyone involved with the school loves the playground!”

Liz Russell - Early Years Nursery Teacher