Playground and Social Canopies

Playground shelters and courtyard canopies create versatile, fun spaces that can be used for a wide range of events and activities. They are ideal for early years settings as well as primary and secondary schools and academies.

As recreation shelters, our canopies encourage valuable time out or a shade can create a space outside the classroom for personal, social and emotional development (PSED) sessions

On a university campus they become open air study rooms or a place to hold lectures or presentations. And in nurseries, preschools and reception classes, a playground shelter can be the starting point of an imaginative journey. With growing support for learning outside the classroom, a permanent shelter, shade or canopy from Broxap is a cost-effective way to facilitate different approaches to teaching.

A canopy can enhance rest areas for staff to enjoy in their break times too, with a huge selection of styles available to differentiate use and location.

The Broxap shelters range includes robust polycarbonate shelters, timber shelters, tensile structures and shade sails canopies.

Modular shelters such as the Newcastle Junior or Monopitch have a modular design which means they can be constructed to a variety of sizes to suit any application. They can be used as an outdoor classroom, an area for classes to line up at the end of break or can give cover to an outside performance stage.

Waterproof tensile canopies such as Creature Canopies are waterproof and offer UV protection. Creature canopies are ideal for any school, especially Key Stage 1 and Early Years playgrounds, allowing young people to enjoy the fresh air whatever the weather.

Simple recreation shelters such as the Y-pod or Tewkesbury shelters create a covered seated area where children can socialise which helps to develop communication and language skills.

Broxap also provides a made to measure bespoke service to achieve the right shelter for every location and client.

Case Studies

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William Morris Primary School, Swindon

Named after celebrated designer William Morris, the Swindon school wanted to reflect the life and work of the craftsman throughout the new building...

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The Rise School, Hounslow

Working in conjunction with the McAvoy Group Limited on this prestigious new build school, Broxap provided two of their Keep it Kool fabric structures...

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Weston Infant School, Stoke-on-Trent

Wishing to create a waterproof outdoor play area the school contacted Broxap to ask for ideas as they wanted something that looked ‘different’. Broxap suggested...

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Kelvin Hall School, East Riding

The light, airy yet extremely durable tensile fabric provided the ideal solution to keeping pupils dry and in shade whilst eating their lunch...

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Baysgarth School, Barton-upon-Humber

Broxap installed this large scale Newcastle Lattice canopy at the school to create a large dining and social area for pupils to eat outside...



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