Outdoor Classrooms and Play Areas

Many wonderful childhood experiences involve outdoor play and dedicated areas at schools and nursery settings have a positive impact on learning and wellbeing for the entire community.

From contact with living plants and animals to the changing weather, nature has a lot to teach us and an outside classroom offers many opportunities for educators to connect children with the elements.

Canopies by Acer are experts in working with you to utilise your existing buildings and grounds and extend your classrooms to provide safe and comfortable outdoor play areas that offer fresh air all year round and provide shelter from the sun, rain and wind.

  • We offer a full design and build solution from the initial consultancy right through to the installed and finished outdoor play area or classroom.
  • All our outdoor classrooms and play areas can be created in a variety of sizes, shapes and colours using creative materials including steel, stainless steel, clear & opal PET.
  • Our qualified and experienced design team are all fully CRB checked for your peace of mind and our fast-track installation processes are designed to minimise disruption for your pupils.
  • Optional lighting provides extra security to our entrance canopies.


I would like to thank Canopies by Acer for their high level of professionalism on our complex project at Down Holland Haskayne School.

A visit from the Bishop was scheduled and we needed the canopy completing within three weeks, which was a fairly large undertaking.

The range of off-the-shelf canopy solutions is very impressive, and every aspect of the installation, from the drawing and design consultation through to completion was superb. All of the team were courteous, knowledgeable and professional, I was able to contact Mike, our Project Controller at any point, and he kept us informed at all times.

The project was completed with minimal interruption ahead of schedule and to budget at commercially competitive rates. We would recommend the team to anyone seeking an education building canopy specialist to carry out installations or refurbishments.Down Holland Haskayne School

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