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Outdoor Gym Equipment for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Fresh Air Fitness is an award-winning provider of outdoor gym equipment for schools who support children and young adults with special educational needs and disabilities.

Our in-house team offers an end-to-end service with no out-sourcing. We have been designing, manufacturing and installing outdoor gyms since 2007 and our Children's range of outdoor fitness equipment since 2013 and we continue to see the amazing benefits outdoor exercise has for children with special educational needs.

Using an Outdoor Gym to support SEND Education

Using an Outdoor Gym supports the four broad SEND categories as follows:

  • Communication and Interaction – exercising outdoors in the fresh air in a stress-free environment encourages camaraderie, builds trust, boosts morale and engages children in a fun and relaxing way
  • Cognition and learning – exercise can change the brain, helping to promote good cognitive function and memory. That includes both long-term memory and short-term memory. Daily exercise keeps your brain healthy.
  • Social, emotional and mental health difficulties - Outdoor exercise can help ward off seasonal affective disorder (SAD), depression and anxiety because sunshine naturally increases serotonin, a hormone that affects your mood. Exercise also produces endorphins, another feel-good hormone that boosts your mood and reduces pain. 
  • Sensory and/or physical needs - young children move a lot, and this movement is what builds their physical literacy. Experimenting and watching others move is what promotes the acquisition of a ‘vocabulary’ of movements for children. Physical activity is wonderfully stimulating for children of all abilities and the direct benefits are universal for every child.

Our in-house team offers a personal service to your school which includes:

  • Site Inspection - advice on layout, surfacing and waterlogging solutions
  • Design and Production - choose a special offer package or bespoke selection – including choices from our wheelchair user equipment pieces
  • Installation - Fast 6-8 week lead in time from purchase to installation
  • Post Installation Care – 25-year warranty, customer care line, lesson plans, how-to video guides and a fitness app.

Maintenance and Warranty

Our fitness equipment is robust, sustainable and built to last. We provide a raft of warranties which cover the main structural parts of your outdoor gym as well as paintwork, bearings and accessories. Find out more on Maintenance and Warranties page.

Success stories / Customer Reviews

Read some of our Success Stories to find out how an outdoor gym has completely transformed activity levels in a school community or speak to one of our experts today on 01483 608 860 and they can answer any questions and send you out a brochure. 

Would you like to work with us?

Working together, we will create an innovative outdoor gym for your needs.


Benefits of choosing Fresh Air Fitness for your school include:

  • Fast Installation – approx. 6-8 weeks from order to installation
  • Experienced and professional team since 2007
  • Engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity
  • Equipment options for wheelchair users
  • The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
  • Provides a broader experience of physical activities offered to all pupils
  • Different surfacing options available
  • We remove old or broken trim trails if required
  • Video and app support post installation
  • Maintenance Package and Warranty
  • Expert team to talk through funding options
  • Site inspection - advice on layout, surfacing and waterlogging solutions

The Hive College SEN - Area transformed into new Outdoor Gym to support pupils development.


"We have been so pleased with our new equipment. The students have gained so much from the equipment in terms of mental wellness, fitness and preparing for adulthood"


From day one all students were drawn to these exercise machines… thank you for making a real difference.


Here to help!

If you would like to find out more or have any questions at all, we are here to help. Speak to one of our outdoor fitness equipment experts on 01483 608 860 or alternatively email our team using the link below:


Getting funding for an outdoor gym at your school

An outdoor gym is a sustainable and highly inclusive form of activity focused on pupil participation not competition. It provides a broader experience of physical activities offered to all pupils and raises the profile of PE across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement, supporting better physical and mental health. These features fit the criteria for several funding options. 

Our team of experts can provide support on strategies to secure funding. We have experience supporting schools as part of our service to our schools and the school always receives 100% of the funding. Our latest blog provides a list of funding opprtunities currently available.

We also have a range of promotional packages available, see our latest Special Offers.


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Huge range of equipment, with ranges designed for children, young adults and wheelchair users.

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We offer the very best fitness equipment at an incredibly competitive price.

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Rest assured all our products come with a 25 Year Warranty

Wheelchair Accessible Arm and Pedal Bike

Contact Us

For more information about outdoor gym equipment or if you would like to speak to a person, our team would be delighted to hear from you on 01483 608 860 (South) or 0151 3293550 (North).

Alternatively, speak to one of our experts: 01483 608 860

Disability Fitness






SEN Schools Package Deal - 11 Users ONLY £9,000


Need Funding? Speak to our outdoor gym equipment funding expert today!


Want to see more? Download our outdoor fitness equipment brochure