Playground Canopies

Playground canopies are the perfect solution to allow for outdoor play for early years, nurseries, primary schools, and academies across the UK. Many schools come to Miko Engineering with the same problem; their playground is a fantastic place until it’s heavily raining or too warm. 

Playground canopies are structures designed to provide shade and protection from UV rays and heavy rain. Miko has a range of covered canopies for a school playground, covered play, or facilitating an outdoor learning space on the school playground. 

Our range of school canopy and playground shelter options can be made to your specifications in a wide range of colours and finishes to ensure your play areas are a pleasant place for children and pupils to roam. For instance, if you want to find an outdoor shelter or canopy to brighten up those grey days, a rainbow playground shelter is the perfect option for you. 

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Optional Features

  • Customised dimensions: (L) x (W) x (H)
  • Galvanized to BS EN ISO 1461:2009
  • Choice of square, rectangular or circular mild steel supports.
  • Powder coating to any RAL colour
  • Guttering
  • Lighting
  • Post Protectors
  • Side Protection Panels
  • Roller Shutter Doors

Alternative Roofing

  • 16mm Clear Multiwall Polycarbonate
  • 16mm Coloured Multiwall Polycarbonate
  • Glazing
  • PETg roof
  • Steel profile roofing
  • Solar Panels
  • Green Roofs

Outdoor classroom canopies


Playground canopies for schools also double up as outdoor classrooms. The fully enclosed canopies can include electrical points for bringing teaching outside and can be used all year round, whatever the weather.

These school outdoor canopies can also be used for outdoor activities such as sports, or simply for a more sheltered play area for the children to enjoy. 

We recognise that no school is the same as another. All schools have different budgets and available space for playground canopies and other school playground shelters. By working closely with the school and other contractors, Miko Engineering can design a bespoke playground canopy that will blend in effortlessly with the school and maximise their outdoor space.

All of Miko Engineering’s canopies and playground shelters are designed bespoke and manufactured in the UK. This helps offer the maximum amount of personalisation, and the best installation solution.

What are the benefits of a school canopy?



  • Additional seating capacity allows for easy circulation of air as well as a larger capacity for classes and playtime.
  • Improves children’s and teachers’ well-being. It’s scientifically proven that fresh air and more time in an outdoor environment improve the quality of our mood.
  • Our school canopies are hard-wearing and robust, they are not phased by the elements, offer UV protection, and can be placed nearly anywhere in the outdoor spaces at your school.
  • Facilitating outdoor learning aids retention, attainment, and engagement for both nursery age and above.
  • Playground canopies add an extra layer of safety by reducing the risk of falls and slips due to wet or slippery surfaces.
  • Playground canopies can often be used as covered outdoor dining areas which is especially popular in the summer months..

Why choose Miko to install your outdoor tables?


Miko Engineering is your supplier of choice for playground shelters for schools. We design and manufacture our canopies in the UK. Our installation process causes minimal disruption to the school environment and can be done inside or outside of the primary school term time. 

At Miko, we have been installing canopies for schools for over 25 years and offer a wide range of canopy options at affordable prices. If you are interested in introducing canopies for schools to your outdoor space, get in touch with us today.


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Case Study

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