Play Area Signs

Welcome to Shelley Signs. We are a leading supplier of external signs and panels with particular expertise in Play Area Signs. For a chat about the options phone Robert Shelley on 01743 460996 or to request more details complete this Enquiry Form

Shelley Signs offer a full service for Play Area Signs – please follow these links for more information about our in-house design,  submitting your own artworkFraming Optionsmaterials and general guidance about Play Area & Park Signs. Guidance on maps and popular styles can be found at the Maps link.

Overview of Product

High-quality signs for Play Areas have been an important part of our product range as these signs are, sadly, notorious for being subject to vandalism. Our range of GRP, Glass Reinforced Plastic signs for play areas are tough, robust, offer excellent colour fastness and are easy to clean. The profile of Play Areas has increased since the Department of Children, Schools and Families launched the Children’s Plan and the National Play Strategy paper with funding for the refurbishment of play areas.

Technical Spec

Central Government has understood the importance of play areas and parks within local communities and in recognition of this has brought forward funding streams to improve and refurbish play areas. An important part of this play area refurbishment is the provision of high-quality signs for entrances.

The National Play Strategy outlines the Government’s long term vision and actions to deliver safe, accessible and exciting play opportunities for all children, in response to the huge demand for their Fair Play public consultation last summer.

Play England is contracted by the Department for Children, Schools and Families to support, train and provide guidance to local authorities that have been allocated funding under the £235m play strategy for England. New signage for play areas as well as play area signs, entrance signs and bye-laws or byelaws will be an important part of this plan.

89 local authorities are being offered funding from April 2009 on top of 63 already in the programme. All top tier local authorities will get at least £1m, and 30 pathfinders will get on average £2.5m to build new or significantly refurbish existing play areas.  An important and public part of these play area redevelopments is the provision of play area signs that can be easily cleaned and maintained. GRP or G.R.P. offers a highly durable and robust sign solution for play areas and parks.

Framing structures for play area signs are also important. Most commonly play area signs will be vertically mounted, rather than mounted at an angle in lectern frames, as the object is to create the maximum exposure and visibility for the play area signs. Although commonly produced in GRP and steel frames many play areas are in rural areas where consideration should be given to either timber frames or creating the signs in either routed timber or as sandblasted timber signs and panels.

Case Study

Knowsley Council were one of the Flag Ship local authorities selected for the early part of this programme and Shelley Signs were delighted to help by designing and supplying new entrance signs for each play area. These were produced to a standard design to match the Department of Children Schools and Families logo, were produced in encapsulated Glass Reinforced Plastic for durability and mounted on steel posts.