Bespoke shade sails manufacturing for playgrounds

Playgrounds provide children with the perfect opportunity to spend an exciting time outdoors. Unfortunately, staying outside without proper protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays may cause real damage to their skin. If you are looking for a long-term, worry-free solution, consider bespoke shade sails for playgrounds.

Whether it’s at a neighbourhood park, nursery, local council, elementary school or religious organisation, our custom-made shade sails structures provide full-on UV protection and functionality to your playground. Enjoy a peace of mind knowing that kids and adults will be able to spend quality time outdoors without the harmful consequences of the sun’s harmful UV radiation.

As one of the leading shade sail companies in the UK, SD Sails offers an unmatched variety and flexibility of shade sails for playgrounds to meet your unique needs. Choose from dozens of premium fabrics, colours and shapes for the finest canopy design and fabrication.

Contact us to get a custom quote, or get quotes in seconds using our unique Free Form options.

Freeform canopy

Custom Canopy Manufacture

The Freeform concept is a unique system specifically designed to take the complexity out of tensile canopies

Bespoke Canopies

Bespoke Textile Fabrication

Wide range of shade & waterproof fabrics to transform your outdoor space.

Premium Tensile Fabrics

Shade & Waterproof Fabrics

We hold a huge stock of premium architectural fabrics ready to cut and fabricate to your order.

What Are The Benefits of Custom Shade Sails for Playgrounds?

1. High UV Protection

Overexposure to UV radiation can lead to serious health issues, including sunburns, skin cancer, photodamage and chemical hypersensitivity. In fact, children are even more at risk than adults because they spend more time outdoors, accumulating substantial doses of harmful radiation

Children spend hours in the playground without even knowing how damaging this is for their skin. With a quality shade sail structure for playgrounds, you will be able to block up to 99% of the sun’s harmful UV rays, safeguarding kids and adults from its negative effects.


2. Create an engaging learning environment

Playgrounds are not only for fun – they can also be used by teachers to create a fun and engaging learning environment. Shade sails are a great way to provide comfort in the shade, and ensure that everything is well set-up for classes or learning activities. 

They make time outdoors more enjoyable, allowing you to maximise the space of your park, nursery, local council or school. Custom shade sails for playgrounds take this experience one step further by fully adapting to your needs.


3. Keep people cool under the sun

When temperatures increase in the spring and summer months, staying outdoors can be a challenge without proper shading. When this happens, shade sails for playgrounds are exactly what you need to keep children, teachers and families cool under the sun. 

Our custom shade structures can significantly reduce temperatures, making the play space much more enjoyable and comfortable for everyone who uses it. 

As a leading UK-based shade sail company, SD Sails provides fully bespoke shade sail manufacturing and installation solutions for nurseries, elementary schools, colleges, parks and more. Choose from a wide variety of premium fabrics, colours, shapes and styles, and make your playground even more exciting than it already is.

Why SD Sails?

The benefits of custom shade sails for playgrounds are undeniable. They combine aesthetic and functionality into a single, cost-effective, long-term solution that children and adults will absolutely love. Let’s take a look at all the benefits:

  • Provide shading for your area with a warranty of up to 10 years;
  • Premium fabrics ready to cut and fabricate to your order;
  • Our fabrics block up to 99% of the sun’s harmful UV rays;
  • Cover any playground, no matter how large or irregular it is;
  • Increase the aesthetic value of your playground;
  • Prevent skin cancer and sunburn with a cost-effective solution;
  • Allow greater use of your outdoor areas;

Each playground has its own unique and distinctive elements, meaning that a one-size-fit-all approach is not going to provide the solution you need. That’s why we are here to help. 

Shade Sails For Playgrounds: Get Quotes

If you need custom shade sails for playgrounds, getting quotes is easy with SD Sails. You can choose between two options:

  • Free Form Canopies – our unique technology for Free Form Canopies allows you to order custom canopies that fit your needs perfectly, from colours to size and fabric. Get an automatic quote generated for you in seconds!



How do shade covers over playgrounds help?

Shade sails offer numerous benefits for playgrounds, from protecting children and adults from the sun’s harmful UV rays to providing shading and comfort for a more enjoyable experience outdoors. They maximise the functionality of the outdoor areas while adding a finishing touch to your playground’s aesthetics.

How can I protect my playground from the sun?

To protect your playground from the sun, make sure to get a custom shade sail solution that will fit your area perfectly, no matter the size or shape. Unfortunately, buying ready-made shades often don’t cover the playground fully, failing to provide the proper protection that children need.

What is the cost of shade sails for playgrounds?

The cost of shade sails for playgrounds will depend on a variety of factors, including the size and shape of the playground, the quality of the fabrics, hardware costs and installation labour. To get a quote for your project, contact us.

Can you get waterproof shade sails?

While not all shade sail fabrics are waterproof, you can get custom built waterproof shade sails. SD Sails offers a wide variety of fabrics and colours to choose from, including waterproof fabrics so you can get maximum protection for your swimming pool or water park.