Hand Made Places

Hand Made Places supplies creative, educational, hand-finished wooden equipment for playgrounds in primary schools and nurseries across the UK.

Based just on the edge of the South Downs National Park in the heart of Hampshire, Hand Made Places has seen huge growth since its inception. We started life in a garage with one man designing, making and building everything almost single-handedly. Our Hand Made home now is a 30,000 sq ft building, which contains our traditional yet modern workshop and offices. 

Having firmly established ourselves as a trusted supplier to schools, nurseries and children’s centres all over the UK; we also work with many town and parish councils and national attractions supplying outdoor classrooms, gazebos, imaginative play, play sculptures, sensory play, music and performance, inclusive play, eco play, totems and signs, seating solutions, adventure playgrounds and activity centres.

Our playground equipment family also includes ‘Playline Design' who manufacture and install adventure playgrounds, activity centres, trim trails, shelters & gazebos, storage and seating, balls sports and playground surfaces, markings and fencing. 

Wherever the inspiration may come from, our talented designers are constantly seeking out inspiration for ideas to captivate children's imaginations and nurture their social and physical development. To take advantage of our free design service please contact one of our friendly team to arrange a consultation and begin your journey with us.


Mrs K Schonau - Hillside Primary School

Here at Hillside Primary we have used Hand Made Places products across the whole of the key stages from early years/foundation through Key Stages 1 to 2.

In an ever competitive market place we found that Hand Made Places always offered the perfect solution to fit the criteria of the Staff and Pupils from a teaching/learning and play perspective. Their Sales Advisors offer a wealth of knowledge and understanding of what each pupil stage needs to fulfil aspects such as motor skills, physical education and learning through play. Installors are always  professional, courteous and sympathetic to working inside or outside school hours. The Salesperson provided us with detailed quotations and a 3d visual which allowed us to see what the end result would look like in our own surroundings.  

The products themselves are of a very high quality and extremely durable and the children love them, all in all we are more than happy with our products and installations and would not hesitate to use the company again.

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