Trim Trails

Trim Trails

We make our trim trails from the same long lasting and durable timber as the rest of our playground equipment with thick profiles and rounded corners. The equipment in our standard range is designed to suit KS2 children (ages around 7 – 11), but most pieces can be scaled up or down to suit different age groups. All are strong enough for children of all ages (and even adults) to use. We also have an adult-specific range of outdoor fitness equipment too. Full details here.

Design

You can design your trim trail so children move straight from one unit to the next without touching the ground; or you can create movement by allowing spaces between each piece. If you want guidance we can provide help and advice at the design stage to get the right solution for you. And don’t forget the trim trails can be used both for formal PE classes or free play by children during break times. They can also be expanded at a later date when more space or funds become available. But to give you some ideas here a few of the categories of trim trail pieces..

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Balancing; eg  balance beams- but also including zig zag and inclined balances
Climbing; combinations of A frame rock, net and ladder walls. Or vertical net and rock traverses
Traversing; on ropes, logs, tyres, hanging handles or a combination
Stepping; either simple stepping stones, or on a pair of tightropes, stilts
Gymnastics; gym bars, monkey bars and chin ups to build upper body strength and grip

 

Please have a look at our extensive selection of individual units here; but if you have something in mind which is not currently in our range, we can easily create it – or adapt an existing piece.

What about surfacing ?

While many of our trim trail pieces are below 600mm so do not require surfacing according to EN1176/En1177,  many schools put surfacing under the whole run to preserve uniformity and protect the ground. Safer surfacing requirements depend on the layout – if the play trail items are spread apart to create a “journey” from one piece to another they will require more surfacing; alternatively set them so users step straight from one piece to another without touching the ground.