Company details for Sovereign Design Play Systems Ltd

Sovereign Design Play Systems Ltd

  • 0170 (Display number) 01702 291129
40 Towerfield Road
Southend on Sea Essex SS3 9QT United Kingdom

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About us

Sovereign Design Play Systems Ltd is one of the leading suppliers of playground structures in the country. The Essex based company have over 22 years of experience in enhancing outdoor play areas for children of all kinds of ages and needs.

We provide an extensive service and range of play and learning products such as shelters, climbing frames, imaginary play products, creative play products, playground markings, nursery play equipment, commercial play equipment, outdoor furniture, play area surfacing, sports equipment, fencing, adventure towers, garden products and more.

Our abilities span from beginning to end result, from the designing of the products and the manufacture, to the installation and the fantastic and helpful after sales service.

As a service that brings you products for children we are intrinsically dedicated to making them as safe as possible whilst also ensuring they are the best in quality and the best value in the market.

We attend various shows and exhibitions during the year. For more details about this, our products and our services, visit our website or contact us. To see our up to date brochure click here.

Articles/Press Releases

  • 05/04/2022 - How To Ensure Your Playground Is Fun But Safe
    Playgrounds, whether they’re in a school or a public park, are a great way for children to release their excess energy and enjoy the fresh air. They’re a space for communities to gather, both children and adults; more importantly they’re critical to a child’s development, both physically and mentally. Not only can they aid with coordination, balance and strength, but they can also help with socialisation and problem solving skills too.
  • 05/04/2022 - The Effects of Play on Childhood Mental Health
    A survey conducted by Persil found that 74% of children play outside for less than an hour a day. One hour outside for exercise is set out in the UN guidelines as the recommended standard for prisoners,[1] this will have an impact on the ways in which children learn and develop.
  • 05/04/2022 - Guide To Buying Timber & Wooden Playground Equipment
    Buying timber and wooden playground equipment can sometimes feel like an arduous task. What equipment do you need for your specific age range? How much equipment can you fit in your space? Can you install it yourself or should you have it professionally installed to ensure it meets safety standards?
  • 08/02/2022 - Oustanding play and learning
    As education sector professionals, you know how critical genuine SEN experience and expertise are in delivering outstanding play and learning environments that are easily accessible to all.
  • 12/08/2020 - Tackling isolation in the playground
    As education sector professionals, you know how critical genuine SEN experience and expertise are in delivering outstanding play and learning environments that are easily accessible to all.
  • 05/09/2019 - The benefits of encouraging outdoor play in Early Years
    Away from the physical constraints of a classroom setting, there are countless opportunities to continue the development and learning of early years children outside of the school building.
  • 08/08/2019 - Is your play equipment safe?
    With summer here, more children will be visiting their local parks and outdoor play areas, so now is the time to inspect your play equipment.
  • 17/05/2019 - How to create a wild garden to encourage wildlife and insects
    As natural play continues to dominate the education sector, more Schools than ever are incorporating wild gardens into their grounds to support the national curriculum.
  • 17/05/2019 - Case Study - Wrawby St Mary’s CE Primary School
    A Primary School in North Lincolnshire has transformed their outdoor grass playing field into a dynamic sports track that can be enjoyed all year round, with help from Sovereign Play!
  • 03/05/2019 - How to create a play space that encourages and promotes inclusive play
    Here at Sovereign we pride ourselves on creating exciting, dynamic and safe play areas for children of all abilities.
  • 03/05/2019 - Case Study - Amberley Primary School
    Amberley Primary School have successfully transformed their playground into a challenging, physical zone with the help of Sovereign Play!
  • 02/05/2019 - How exercise can benefit the mental health of children
    It is no secret that exercise helps to keep our bodies healthy, and while we all know the benefits that an active lifestyle can have on our children’s physical health, we can also use exercise to improve their mental wellbeing.
  • 02/05/2019 - Cooks Spinney Primary Academy & Nursery
    Sovereign Play have successfully completed an extensive redevelopment of the outdoor play areas at a Primary Academy in Essex!
  • 15/01/2019 - Rowan Preparatory School
    Sovereign rise to the challenge of transforming a complex outdoor area into a dynamic, physical play zone at Rowan Preparatory School.
  • 26/10/2018 - Case Study - Wells Cathedral Junior School
    Wells Cathedral Junior School have enhanced their outdoor play area with brand new equipment from Sovereign Play.
  • 20/04/2018 - Woodham Ferrers, Bicknacre and West Hanningfield Parish Council
    Woodham Ferrers, Bicknacre and West Hanningfield Parish Council have included a varied range of new equipment to update their play space for use by the local community. The area now includes a range of equipment to suit the needs of the public.
  • 07/03/2018 - January Concept 2018
  • 07/03/2018 - Play development adds to children’s activities in Macclesfield
    Sovereign Design Play Systems Ltd has recently installed a brand new, state of the art play area at the Footprints Day Nursery in Macclesfield.
  • 21/08/2017 - Tips to get Young People active
    In an effort to reduce the risk of developing serious illnesses later in life, experts recommend that children aged 5-18 years should be physically active for at least 60 minutes a day*.
  • 18/07/2017 - Product of the Month: Perspex Paint Panel
    Children can get creative with this month’s Hot Product, the Perspex Paint Panel.
  • 18/07/2017 - Sovereign completes practical installation for preschool
    Young children at a playgroup in Broughton Moor, Cumbria, are enjoying their preschool garden after an installation by Sovereign Play Equipment has made it more practical for under 4s.
  • 11/07/2017 - Study finds structured playtimes can improve social inclusion
    Structured playtimes can help to boost social inclusivity and give children the skills needed to develop friendships in the playground, a new study has found.
  • 27/06/2017 - Refurbished Sports Area Scores A WIN With Pupils
    An independent school in Huddersfield is celebrating after a refurbishment to its outdoor sports courts has been a victory with its children.
  • 20/06/2017 - Is your play equipment summer ready?
    With summer just around the corner and children choosing to spend time in the sunshine now is the time to inspect your play equipment.
  • 22/05/2017 - Product of the Month: Coloured Pencils
    Fun, quirky and colourful, Sovereign’s Coloured Pencils are a wonderful addition to a school playground. What’s more, they’ve been selected as our Product of the Month for May 2017!
  • 08/05/2017 - Inclusive play, Springfield Community Special School
    Springfield Community Special School is a co-educational primary school for pupils aged 3–11 with special educational needs.
  • 19/04/2017 - Yosemite Adventure Play Tower
    Spring is here, and we are pleased to announce that the Yosemite adventure play tower is Sovereign’s Product of the Month for April 2017!
  • 27/03/2017 - Pupils enjoying active play at Lyncrest Primary
    Lyncrest Primary School in Northampton has seen an increase in pupils engaging in sports activities after its playground has been successfully transformed into a practical active play zone.
  • 21/02/2017 - 30% Boost in Visits after Play Installation
    A family friendly, local community pub has seen a 30% increase in visits after an outdoor play and seating area was installed by Sovereign.
  • 04/11/2016 - Lunchtime initiative sponsored by Sovereign springs into step
    A very exciting project run by Chuckle Productions, sponsored by Sovereign, has continued to show signs of success after the spring school term ended with promising results. If you haven’t been following the initiative, you can learn about it here.
  • 04/11/2016 - 2 Golds and a Bronze for Sovereign-sponsored Kiera!
    A Young Athlete sponsored by Sovereign has achieved two Gold medals and a Bronze after a fantastic season of GB and European championships.
  • 04/11/2016 - Pilot scheme launched to improve social inclusion in the playground
    Schools throughout the UK could benefit from a pilot scheme that has launched in the hope it will help boost inclusivity and give children the skills needed to develop friendships in the playground.
  • 03/11/2016 - Creating a rewarding outdoor play and learning environment
    With the correct guidance, creating an outdoor environment to support learning, while offering hours of happy, safe play, can be easily achieved.
  • 04/07/2016 - Little playground boasts big play opportunities
    A little school in Cumbria is providing big play opportunities after a £10,000 transformation of its playground has fully utilised the space and gives children access to over 15 new outdoor activities.
  • 20/11/2015 - Children thrilled after play equipment choice becomes reality
    Pupils at Woodingdean Primary School are delighted after the play equipment they selected to be installed in their infant playground has become a reality.
  • 19/11/2015 - Major makeover transforms play and learning at All Saints
    All Saints school in Leek has transformed its outdoor environment after a refurbishment has given pupils and children of the community access to enriched resources that promote play, learning and the development of social skills.
  • 08/09/2015 - Sovereign supporting young athlete’s sporting journey
    Sovereign Play Equipment, a leading supplier of play and sports facilities in the UK, is helping a young athlete achieve her dreams with a sponsorship that will see her take on regional, national and international sport championships.
  • 24/06/2015 - Pupils at Jenner Park benefit from new play facilities
    Children at Jenner Park Primary School are benefiting from new play equipment that has increased opportunities to learn in the playground – following a refurbishment to both, the school’s main playground and its special needs unit area.
  • 19/05/2015 - Pupils at Elloughton Primary benefit from new play facilities
    Pupils at Elloughton Primary School are benefitting from new play facilities after a refurbishment that has provided increased opportunities to learn outside the classroom.
  • 13/04/2015 - Pupils celebrate new playground facilities after grand opening
    Children and their parents joined teachers, governors and supporters of St Mary’s CofE School in St Neots, to celebrate the grand opening of its brand new play facilities and outdoor learning area.
  • 16/03/2015 - Children Delighted After £140,000 Playground Makeover
    Children at Priestsic Primary School in Sutton, Ashfield are celebrating after the completion of a £140,000 playground refurbishment.
  • 08/10/2014 - Sovereign completes installation for Five Star Holiday Park
    UK play equipment manufacturer, Sovereign, has completed a £30,000 woodland play area refurbishment for one of Britain’s top holiday parks.
  • 07/10/2014 - Construction Gets Underway on £4.7M Bridge School Project
    Representatives from ISG and Concertus joined the head teacher of Bridge School today, to celebrate the start of construction work.
  • 13/08/2014 - Sovereign Reaches New Heights with Wow-Tower
    One of the UK’s leading suppliers of outdoor play equipment, Sovereign, has launched its largest adventure tower for children over the age of five.
  • 06/08/2014 - Funding makes it child's play for Dowlais Primary
    Dowlais Primary School in Mid Glamorgan is reaping the rewards of its fundraising efforts following the completion of two exciting new play installations undertaken by Sovereign.
  • 16/06/2014 - Pupils more active following playground makeover
    Cotsford Junior School in County Durham has transformed its outdoor environment into an exciting play space for its pupils, in a bid to encourage children to become more active during break times.
  • 11/04/2014 - Pupils delighted after school transforms play spaces
    Children at a Greater London school are enjoying two newly renovated outdoor play spaces following the completion of a two-stage development by play equipment specialists, Sovereign Play Equipment.
  • 25/03/2014 - A Great Outdoors for Gateshead Nursery
    Children at a Gateshead nursery will be enjoying a bigger area of outdoor play space thanks to Sovereign Play Equipment, having transformed the site with some new state-of-the art equipment.
  • 25/03/2014 - Cuckoo Hall Academy
    Cuckoo Hall Academy is an “outstanding” rated Ofsted Primary Academy. It has 900 pupils at present and this number will increase to 960 by September 2015.
  • 20/02/2014 - Underhill School installs new Play Equipment
    Children at Underhill Community Infant School in Barnet are enjoying a brand new adventure trail recently installed on the school playing field.
  • 10/02/2014 - Pupils at St Michaels Benefit from New Outdoor Play and Learning Areas
    Thanks to Sovereign Play Equipment, pupils at St Michael’s Church School, Peterborough are enjoying their brand new adventure trail and bespoke gazebo.
  • 28/01/2014 - Underhill Community Infant School, London
    “After being presented with the component list by the Area Sales Manager, it became clear that Sovereign had understood the brief. The equipment was a great choice for the new addition to our playground. It was a quick process and the children are over the moon with their new Trim Trail.” Mrs Elizabeth Moore, Head Teacher, Underhill Community Infant School.
  • 21/11/2013 - School Playground Transformed by former Headteacher's Legacy
    Pupils at Gainsborough Parish Church CE Aided Primary School in Gainsborough are enjoying their brand new playground, designed and installed by Sovereign Play Equipment and funded by the legacy of a former head teacher.
  • 11/11/2013 - Children are enjoying playground enuipment they chose themselves with the help of Sovereign
    Assisted by Sovereign Play Equipment, pupils at Federick Nattrass Primary School in Stockton-on-Tees are now enjoying their good work, having helped design and select equipment for their new playground.
  • 03/10/2013 - Famous Faces at Goodwood
    Sovereign staff at the Goodwood Revival were surprised when two famous faces visited the company's exhibition area.
  • 03/10/2013 - Make a Change4Life to safeguard children's health
    One of the UK's leading providers of children's playgrounds backs the Changeg4Life campaign based on its own experience and duty of care.
  • 23/09/2013 - From Drab and Dreary to Fabulous
    Upon his appointment at a new school, Head Teacher David O'Farrell knew he needed to contact Sovereign Play Equipment to transform the outdoor space and provide a more inspiring, welcoming and inclusive play area.
  • 23/09/2013 - A Simple Solution for Plain Playgrounds
    Sovereign Play Equipment applies playground markings to two primary schools to create more inspiring and attractive outdoor areas.
  • 23/09/2013 - Nursery children benefit from transformed play area
    Balsall Common Primary School in Solihull, West Midlands, has completed transformed its nursery garden thanks to Sovereign Play Equipment and funding from the Parent and Teacher Association and John Shepherd Select - a leading Midlands residential property specialist, which has an office in Balsall village.
  • 30/07/2013 - New Skate Park is a Roll Away Success
    Playground specialist, Sovereign Design Play Equipment, has successfully completed work on its first skate park in Doddington, Cambridgeshire.
  • 21/02/2013 - Village school TRANSFORMS nursery and reception play area
    Pupils in the nursery and reception classes at Pelsall Village School in Pelsall, Walsall are enjoying a more stimulating outdoor environment, as a result of a newly transformed play area.
  • 21/02/2013 - Sovereign HELPS enhance pupils’ wellbeing
    A new outdoor area at Howells School in Llandaff, Cardiff has enhanced the pupils’ wellbeing and is helping to develop their problem-solving and creative skills, according to the school’s Head Teacher, Mrs Sally Davies.
  • 18/01/2013 - New playground leads to calmer classrooms
    Harrison Primary School in Fareham, Hampshire is reaping the benefits of a new playground for its pupils, which includes multiple opportunities for physical, social and mental development and calmer classroom behaviour.
  • 19/12/2012 - Sovereign to Exhibit at The Education Show
    Sovereign Play Equipment will be exhibiting at next year’s Education Show at Birmingham’s NEC and will be welcoming visitors to its Stand: F85, Hall: 4.
  • 22/10/2012 - Leading play specialist backs Anti-Bullying Week
    Sovereign Play Equipment, one of the UK's largest providers of playground equipment, is lending its support to anti-bullying week (19-23 November), and explains how play can help improve behaviour in our schools - both inside and outside the classroom.
  • 28/09/2012 - Glowing praise for new adventure trail
    Sovereign Design Play Equipment, one of the UK's leading children's play specialists, has completed an exciting new youth adventure trail at Keenan Park in Carlisle.
  • 20/09/2012 - Sovereign Exhibiting at TES Special Needs Show and Grand Designs Live
    Sovereign Play Equipment is hitting the exhibition trail and announced that it will be taking stands at this year’s TES Special Needs Show London and Grand Designs Live 2012.
  • 20/09/2012 - Opening the Gates to a Starring Role
    For those of you that are fans of ‘Gates’, the new comedy show on Sky Living, you may have caught a glimpse of Sovereign Play Equipment making a star appearance.
  • 14/08/2012 - Online funding tool launched
    We have launched a new online tool to help public sector organisations and communities search for funding to improve and develop play spaces for children.
  • 14/08/2012 - Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin opens new playground
    Children at Mugginton CofE Primary School in Ashbourne are celebrating the installation of their new playground after an official opening by the Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin.
  • 14/08/2012 - Sovereign in Calne FC sponsorship
    Sovereign has teamed up with Wiltshire youth football team, Calne FC, in a deal that marks the start of a one year sponsorship.
  • 14/08/2012 - Work pays off for special school
    A new interactive playground has been opened by the Mayor of Worcester following the completion of a project at one of the city’s special schools.
  • 14/08/2012 - Sovereign arms its client with that competitive edge
    Over the last four years, Mark Cane has carried out a complete refurbishment of The Garrison Arms pub in Shoeburyness Essex, including transforming the garden into a haven for adventurous children who are visiting with their parents.
  • 14/08/2012 - Elmbridge kids on the crest of a wave with Sovereign
    Children living in and around Hurst Meadow in East Molesey are enjoying a new range of play equipment thanks to Sovereign Play Equipment and Elmbridge Borough Council.
  • 14/08/2012 - Fundraising is child’s play with Sovereign’s support
    A school’s dream of making an annual pilgrimage to Lourdes has come a step closer thanks to a generous donation by playground equipment manufacturer, Sovereign.
  • 24/12/2009 - Sovereign is accredited with API membership
    Sovereign Play Equipment has been accepted as a member of the Association of Play Industries, (API), recognising its wealth of experience within the play sector.
  • 30/09/2009 - Sovereign wins second phase of outdoor play installation at Springside
    Following on from the completion of a successful installation in 2008, Sovereign Play Equipment has been awarded the second phase in the outdoor play development at Springside with Hamer Learning Community in Rochdale.
  • 30/09/2009 - Sovereign completes installation for Cheddleton Parish Council
    Sovereign Play Equipment has completed an installation for Cheddleton Parish Council near Leek in Staffordshire.
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I think that the play space is exciting! I especially like the monkey bars!


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I like the play space because there are lots of areas to play in and I love the monkey bars as well.


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We are extremely happy with the service that Sovereign has provided to the school. The equipment is made to a high standard, it looks fantastic and the students enjoy using the play space during breaks and lunchtimes. It is a place for them to socialise, be active and challenge themselves safely.


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