The writing’s on the floor! Marking on playgrounds for fun games


The writing’s on the floor! Marking on playgrounds for fun games

Wet Pour safety surfacing

Whatever your plans for your play area, you can make a safe and visually stunning playground with our Wet Pour safety surfacing. It absorbs impact, making it ideal as a surface for a children’s play area. To make it even better, you can choose from a wide range of different colours for the surface and then add thermoplastic markings for a special, long-lasting, hardwearing design to make play time even more fun.

We have a whole variety of different designs to choose from. You can go ‘old school’ with a traditional hopscotch game or a giant snakes and ladders board with children taking the place of counters. Duck duck goose is another of our most popular designs.

Centuries of playtime

It's fascinating to think that some of these popular old-fashioned games have their origins way back in history.

Hopscotch may have been played by children and soldiers alike back in Roman times, that’s 2,000 years ago. A game called ‘scotch hop’ or ‘scotch hoppers’, which sounds very similar to the modern game of hopscotch in how it was played, is referenced in 17th century writing too.

Snakes and ladders originated in ancient India and was brought to the UK at the end of the 19th century.

‘Duck duck, goose’, or more accurately ‘duck duck, grey duck’, originated in Sweden but was spread widely around the world by Swedish settlers in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Clearly, despite the passing of time and the arrival of modern technology, children still enjoy the same type of games, hundreds of years later.

A learning experience

Of course, putting markings on the ground can turn playtime into a learning experience too, with the creation of a giant clock so children can practise telling the time, or perhaps a huge compass, which will help little ones learn their north from their south, east or west!

Regardless of the design you choose, we can make your playground a welcoming and fun place to be with our bright and cheerful thermoplastic markings. Contact us today to find out more.

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