Artificial grass for Schools & Nurseries

We all know how important it is to encourage children to play and exercise outdoors and Wonderlawn™ is the perfect solution to muddy outdoor play areas.

Schools & Nurseries outdoor play for children

Wonderlawn artificial grass installations are perfect for toddler’s play areas, nursery schools, school playgrounds or recreation sports areas.

We have developed a range of artificial grass solutions to fit requirements, and budgets. These include special underlays to ensure critical fall height guidelines are met and specialist, patented organic infills that reduce the risk of injury and provide a less abrasive surface than a traditional rubber crumb infill.

Wonderlawn™ use the the same technology and yarn that is found in FIFA 2 Star synthetic football pitches, we install with infills that support the grass, keep it looking better for longer and keep it cooler in the summer. We can also install with a shock pad for areas that need extra critical fall height protection, such as playgrounds and climbing frames.

Traditional astro turf was not an alternative to real grass for sports or schools, as it was too harsh against skin. Wonderlawn have invested heavily in research and development to address these old issues.

commercial artificial grass installations in playgroundsWe now have a full range of different grasses that are perfect for all the following applications:

  • Nursery School play areas
  • School play Areas
  • Playgrounds with Climbing Equipment
  • Multi Play areas
  • Football Pitches
  • Multi-use gaming Areas

Like all Wonderlawn installations our products are backed by our 10 Year guarantee, and with maintenance should last much longer.

All of our installation teams have public liability insurance as well as employees liability insurance in place and when required for a job have full DBS checks in place for any member of staff on site.

Bidding Process

We are understand that many schools and colleges require a bidding process when looking at work to be undertaken. We’re happy to work with your school and support you through this process, providing any extra information, technical information and certification you may need to support your bid.

Artificial grass installations for schools case studies

artificial grass installed in a school next to a tarmac path

Bishop Gilpin Church of England Primary School

Bishop Gilpin Church of England Primary School in Wimbledon had a tired muddy area at the entrance to their school. It doubled up as a scooter park for the children and was a baron mess of mud!

Wonderlawn were contacted to help redevelop this site and fit Superior Artificial Grass throughout.

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Salusbury Primary School, London

Salusbury Primary School and their architect had a dream. The dream was to change a dark, sometimes muddy corner of the playground into a more engaging, safe and clean play area for the children.

We suggested adding some height and undulations to the site, challenging but really adding something for the children to play on.

After three days, the work is finished! Whilst a complicated install, the combination of the Architects vision and Wonderlawn’s expertise has left the school and the kids with a vibrant area that’s fun and clean to use.

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Artificial grass installations at Salisbury School, London

Foam Pads, drainage and Critical Fall Heights

The foam pads Wonderlawn install offer excellent drainage for your artificial lawn.

They do not absorb liquids and add elasticity to the grass, as well as shock absorption. This shock absorption makes it an ideal safe surface for playgrounds.

The foam pads are designed to protect a child from serious head injury when falling from playground equipment of greater than 0.6 meters.

A playground surface should meet or exceed the critical fall height of the installed playground equipment.

BS EN:1177

According to British Standards EN 1177:2008 all play equipment with a free fall height above 0.6m requires a critical fall height certified flooring around the play equipment (this is the maximum platform height from which a child can fall from). It is also worth noting that the maximal fall height should not be greater than 3m. This means that the free fall height shouldn’t exceed 3m.

Traditionally natural turf or loose materials, like wood or sand, are used for impact absorption at playgrounds and nurseries.

The impact absorption of these materials is influenced by weather, pollution and age.

Synthetic surfaces, like synthetic turf is typically sand filled. The sand is necessary to ‘balance’ or secure the turf to the surface. However, this sand filled turf does not absorb impacts and will not give fall protection. To achieve the necessary fall protection, Wonderlawn install recycled shock pads, to reach critical fall heights of more than 3 meters.

Our shock pads are installed easily on a crushed stone sub-base. You can see the installation process here. Due to the very high (water) permeability, your artificial lawn will remain ‘dry’ during and after heavy rainfall, when installed with shock pads.

Wonderlawn Shock Pad Technical Information

Thickness a 2 kPa load23mm
Mass per unit area4.0kg/m2
Tensile strength0.26MPaEN 12230
Tensile strength after (air) ageing acc. EN 138170.25MPaEN 12230
Shock absorption58%EN 14808
Force reduction58%AAA*
Energy restitution41%AAA*
Vertical deformation6.6mmAAA*
Vertical deformation5.1mmEN 14809
Critical fall height (Head injury Criterion ~ 1000)0.85mEN 1177
Drainage and isolation
Water infiltration rate [IA]72.000mm/hrEN 12616
Thermal conductivity [ʎ10]0.05mm/hrEN 12667
(resulting) Thermal resistance (R-value)460m2.K/WEN 12667

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Wonderlawn are here to help you decide which of our artificial grass products are best suited to you. If you need help deciding or just want to chat over our your options, give us a call on 0333 700 6000 or click the button below to fill out our contact form and one of our experienced team will call you back.

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