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Elevate your children’s playtime with our sports pitches and multi use games area’s (MUGAs), the perfect addition to any primary, secondary or special needs school’s playground, your business’ play areas, or the communities outdoor space. A sports pitch or MUGA is a multi-dynamic play space where children have the option to decide how they play. From sports to playground games; imagination play to community events, these play areas are an all in one package for play potential.

What is a sports pitch?

A sports pitch is usually natural or artificial turf and used for lots of different outdoor games - it’s quite often an extension to the school playground. 

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Benefits of a sports pitch:

  • Multi purpose - by using one pitch you can provide lots of different games and activities for children
  • Active - whether it's a couple of children playing tennis or an 11 aside football match, a sports pitch helps children stay active and healthy
  • Develop skills - more so in a child's formative years, group activities will teach children various life skills
  • Fun - being outdoors in the fresh air, having healthy competition between friends

What is a MUGA?

A MUGA (or multi use games area) is a place where children can play games such as football, cricket, netball, tennis, or any game they choose, and is often used by schools and community groups.  They can be with or without a fence, and contain markings which sets out the different pitches. 

Benefits of a MUGA:

  • Costs savings - by using one piece of equipment, you can provide lots of different games and activities to the children
  • Durable - designed to be used by lots of children at any one time, a MUGA is hard wearing and requires little maintenance
  • Social skills - provides children with the means to increase their social skills, learn about teamwork, improve problem solving abilities
  • Exercise - as a MUGA can be used for lots of different activities, it’s a great form of exercise for children
  • All year round - whether you use artificial grass, tarmac or wet pour, sporting activities can continue come rain or shine

Need help designing your play area?

Read more on how we can support you in your playground project with our simple step-by-step guide to how we design.

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How to:

create your sports pitch or MUGA

Where do I start?

So, you have the task of creating a MUGA or sports pitch for your school or business and you're wondering where do I even begin? Well have no fear, we are here to help you from beginning to end.

We tailor our designs to your needs and objectives, and can confidently say with over 25 years of experience, we can achieve this together!

What do we need to know?

Let’s first get to know one another, tell us your objectives and what you'd like to achieve, what you like and what you don't.

We'll talk about things like: 

  • What age group will be enjoying the MUGA or sports pitch?
  • How much space do you have available?
  • What are the time constraints on this project?
  • What sports/games/activities are you planning on using the area for?
  • What is your budget?

What will our play area look like?

From here we can begin building a design brief factoring in all the answers you've told us and together expanding on further details to create a document that can be referred to going forward. Think of this as the document with all the details from location and space to design elements and features.

Then, using the brief we can begin our initial design & review process. This is your chance to see your vision come to life and let us know what you think. You never know we might smash it out of the park, but if not then we will work collaboratively to achieve the best results. When you're happy to sign off on the design, onto the next step - installation.  

No doubt, you will have been thinking about the budget throughout this whole process, we know this is a big investment, and there are usually options available.  We've got some useful information on funding and fundraising which you may find helpful.

How do you build/install your play equipment?

Finally, the day we have all been waiting for! Our expert team will arrive and get straight to work, making sure that everything is done according to plan and not stopping until the job is done (well maybe for a cup of tea or to answer questions like “when’s it going to be ready?”). And, before you know it, your brand new MUGA or sports pitch is complete - kids over to you. 

What about wear, tear, and maintenance?

Our job doesn't just stop after goodbye, we expect as much as you do that our MUGAs and sports pitches will endure everything the kids and the weather have to throw at it, this is where your need for lasting quality and sturdiness has proven to be a great decision.

However, we’re no dreamers, and as much as it pains us to say it, sometimes, no matter how infrequently, things do go wrong - we know a problem shared is a problem halved - that's why we want you to let us know as soon as possible to make sure we’re there to help resolve the issue. We can provide advice, and resources, or if you’d prefer us to maintain your playground, that’s no problem, we offer maintenance packages to suit your needs.

These are all the things you’d expect when choosing Home Front, we think these should go without saying, but if you’d like to learn more about why we are so trusted and respected in our industry then look no further. But don't just take our word for it - see what are customers have to say as well - check out our reviews & testimonials.

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