Over the course of 20 years, we have installed artificial grass at over 2000 happy schools! Nomow surfaces easily transform your outside play areas into colourful, safe and hard-wearing spaces that can be used all year round.

Say goodbye to muddy football fields and scraped knees. With Nomow’s artificial grass you’ll have a play area that can be used whatever the weather and it’s kinder to the skin when children take a tumble. A brilliant alternative to paving, tarmac and grass, our artificial grass looks and feels like real turf but is easier to look after – no mowing and no mud!

With plenty of customisable options, you can create the play area you need for your school or nursery. No matter what space you’re working with, Nomow artificial grass can turn it into a dynamic playground that’s hard-wearing, safe and easy to maintain.

Safety first

You don’t want to limit children’s imagination, but safety always has to come first. Adventurous children have accidents, but we can mitigate the damage by giving them a safe place to fall. Not only is our artificial grass non-abrasive, resulting in fewer grazes, but you can also add a shock-absorbent underlayer giving fall height protection and it’s certified to BS EN1177:2008.

Our concern for safety goes beyond the physical product and includes installation. All our installers are DBS checked for your peace of mind.


Creative grass designs

With our Pro Play grass product, you can choose from a gallery of colourful designs to add some creativity to your playground. Have something specific in mind? No problem, we can produce customisable designs as well as adding your school or nursery logo. You’re only limited by your imagination, so flex your creativity and give your children a dynamic play area that encourages play and games

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All-weather sports ground

Sports fields and running tracks are difficult to maintain through the winter months. Grass can quickly turn into a mud-bath and sporting events get cancelled due to the unsuitability of the surface. Artificial grass is the perfect solution, eradicating the mud problem and reducing cancellations with all-weather sports fields. Being able to offer your kids the opportunity to play football, hockey or track sports all year round, really helps to encourage a love for sports and outdoor activities.

  • Reduce accidents with safer ground cover
  • Long-lasting and easily maintained
  • Reduce the mud problem!
  • Spark playful imaginations with colour
  • Impress OFSTED
  • Extend outdoor play and sports

Watch Our Video About Nomow at a Primary School

See some of the benefits that Nomow artificial grass can bring to a primary school. Gary Gentle discusses how artificial grass has transformed the playground, bringing a fun and vibrant atmosphere to the play areas.

  • I am writing to thank you for the fantastic job that your team carried out at our Nursery during the Easter break. The garden looks fabulous and has made such a difference to the play and activities which go on outdoors.

    I was reluctant at first to have artificial turf but I am extremely pleased with it now. I am passing on your details to lots of colleagues who have expressed an interest in having artificial turf.

    Once again a big thank you to you and all of your team for the work carried out.

    Jeanette Smith – Head Teacher
  • We are delighted with the results – the garden looks lovely and is approved by all the parents and visitors.

    Day Nursery – Didsbury, Greater Manchester
  • Thank you so much for the wonderful installation, we are so very pleased and the children are very much enjoying play times. The guy’s did a brilliant job in horrible weather conditions.

    Carol Dobbins, School Business Manager, Greave Primary School
  • Thank you and your team so much for transforming what were two very sterile spaces into “pastures new”. After a rocky start to the job when, despite discussions, photos and measurements taken many phone calls had to be made to establish location of the ‘tunnel’ when it would not fit into our prescribed space the way which we had initially agreed, the job went from strength to strength and is finished beautifully. The two lads took great pride in their work and the younger one, in particular, was overjoyed with the outcome. The beam on his face when he stood back and looked at the finished job was a picture to behold. I shall certainly be recommending your Company to other professionals whom I meet and thanks again for meeting our budget.

    Lyn M Blacklock, Headteacher, Leadgate Infant and Nursery School
  • I would just like to thank you for the high quality work that was just completed at our school. The men were both fantastic in awful conditions and did a thoroughly professional job. They communicated effectively with the school at all times and were cheerful and hard working. Couldn’t have asked for better work men! The results are great.

    Cherry Willingham Primary School
  • We have found your team polite, friendly and professional. Thank you.

    Pre-School – Patchway, Bristol
  • The team worked very well and the ‘grass’ looks great.

    Primary School – Paignton, Devon
  • I was very pleased with the workmanship. The lawn looks fab!

    Day Nursery – Near Chepstow, Monmouthshire
  • A big thank you to the NoMow team for our lovely new garden. They worked so hard in the rain. The children have played out every day and we’re planning a ‘grand opening’ at the end of the month!

    Alison Cooper, Withycombe Raleigh Playgroup, Exmouth

Why Choose Artificial Grass For Schools and Nurseries?

Unparalleled Durability and Year-Round Usability

One of the primary advantages of artificial grass is its remarkable durability. Unlike natural grass, which can quickly succumb to the wear and tear of heavy foot traffic, artificial alternatives are engineered to withstand the rigours of constant use. This resilience ensures that the play area remains pristine and inviting, regardless of the season or level of activity.

Overcoming Weather Challenges

Traditional grass-covered playgrounds often face significant challenges during inclement weather. Wet conditions can lead to the formation of muddy patches and slippery surfaces, posing safety risks for young children. Artificial grass, on the other hand, is designed to be free-draining, effectively preventing the accumulation of puddles and maintaining a consistently safe, all-weather play surface.

Eliminating Bare Spots and Uneven Terrain

Another common issue with natural grass playgrounds is the development of bare patches and uneven terrain due to heavy use. These hazardous conditions can increase the likelihood of trips and falls, potentially leading to injuries. Artificial grass, with its uniform and resilient construction, eliminates these problems, ensuring a smooth, level playing surface that promotes safe and enjoyable play.

Allergy-Free and Chemical-Free Environments

For children with sensitivities to natural grass, the introduction of artificial turf can be a game-changer. Unlike their natural counterparts, artificial grass surfaces do not release pollen, providing a haven for those suffering from hay fever and other grass-related allergies. Furthermore, the maintenance of artificial grass does not require the use of harmful chemicals, such as pesticides and fertilizers, creating a safer and more environmentally friendly play space.

Prioritizing Health and Safety

The absence of chemical treatments is a significant advantage of artificial grass, particularly in the context of school and nursery playgrounds. Traditional grass maintenance often involves the application of potentially harmful substances, necessitating the closure of play areas during application. Artificial grass, on the other hand, eliminates this concern, allowing children to enjoy the outdoor space without the risk of exposure to toxic chemicals.

Low-maintenance and Cost-Effective Solutions

One of the most compelling benefits of artificial grass for school and nursery playgrounds is the significantly reduced maintenance requirements. Unlike natural grass, which demands regular mowing, watering, and the application of various treatments, artificial turf requires minimal upkeep. This translates to substantial cost savings for educational institutions, allowing them to redirect resources towards educational programs and other essential investments.

Streamlining Groundskeeping Tasks

Maintaining a natural grass playground can be a labour-intensive and time-consuming endeavour, often requiring the dedication of valuable staff resources. Artificial grass, however, significantly simplifies the groundskeeping process, eliminating the need for mowing, weeding, and other time-consuming tasks. This frees up staff to focus on other important duties, improving the overall efficiency and productivity of the school or nursery.

Long-Term Cost Savings

While the initial investment in artificial grass may be higher than that of natural grass, the long-term cost savings are undeniable. The reduced maintenance requirements, coupled with the extended lifespan of artificial turf, make it a financially prudent choice for schools and nurseries. Over time, the initial outlay is recouped through the elimination of ongoing maintenance expenses, making artificial grass a wise and sustainable investment.

Safer Play Environments

Ensuring the safety of children in play areas is a paramount concern for schools and nurseries. Artificial grass, with its carefully engineered design, provides a safer play environment that meets or exceeds safety standards.

Cushioned Surfaces for Softer Landings

Artificial grass can be installed with specialized shock-absorbing underlayments, creating a cushioned surface that helps mitigate the impact of falls and collisions. This feature is particularly important in areas with play equipment, where the risk of injuries is higher. By providing a more forgiving landing surface, artificial grass helps to reduce the severity of accidents and promotes a safer overall play experience.

Slip-Resistant Surfaces

The innovative construction of artificial grass, with its specialized fibre shapes and textures, offers enhanced traction and slip resistance. This feature is crucial in preventing accidents and ensuring the safe movement of children during active play. Schools and nurseries can take comfort in knowing that their outdoor play areas are designed to minimize the risk of slips, trips, and falls.

Inclusive and Accessible Play Spaces

Artificial grass also plays a vital role in creating inclusive and accessible play environments for children of all abilities.

Accommodating Mobility Aids

The level, uniform surface of artificial grass allows for easy navigation by children using wheelchairs, walkers, or other mobility aids. This ensures that every child can participate in outdoor play activities, fostering a sense of belonging and inclusion within the school or nursery community.

Sensory-Friendly Environments

For children with sensory processing differences, the soft, natural-feeling texture of artificial grass can provide a comfortable and inviting play surface. This sensory-friendly environment encourages exploration and play, allowing all children to engage with the outdoor space in a way that meets their individual needs.

Aesthetic Appeal and Versatility

In addition to the practical benefits, artificial grass also offers a visually appealing and versatile solution for school and nursery playgrounds.

Lush, Green Landscapes

Artificial grass provides a consistently lush, green appearance that mirrors the aesthetic of a well-maintained natural lawn. This vibrant and inviting play space can enhance the overall curb appeal of the school or nursery, creating a welcoming and engaging environment for children, parents, and visitors alike.

Customizable Design Options

Artificial grass can be tailored to suit the specific needs and design preferences of each school or nursery. From varying pile heights to unique colour blends, the versatility of artificial turf allows for the creation of custom play areas that seamlessly integrate with the surrounding landscape and architectural elements.

Environmentally Responsible Choices

As environmental consciousness continues to grow, schools and nurseries are increasingly seeking sustainable solutions for their outdoor spaces. Artificial grass offers an eco-friendly alternative to traditional grass, providing a range of environmental benefits.

Water Conservation

Natural grass requires regular watering to maintain its appearance and health, often placing a significant strain on water resources, particularly in areas with limited rainfall. Artificial grass, on the other hand, eliminates the need for watering, contributing to water conservation efforts and reducing the environmental impact of the play area.

Reduced Carbon Footprint

The maintenance of natural grass, including the use of fuel-powered mowers and the application of chemical treatments, generates greenhouse gas emissions and contributes to a larger carbon footprint. Artificial grass, with its minimal maintenance requirements, significantly reduces the carbon footprint associated with the play area, aligning with the growing demand for environmentally responsible practices in educational institutions.

Versatile Applications and Enhanced Play Experiences

Artificial grass is not limited to just school and nursery playgrounds; it can also be utilized for a variety of other applications within these educational settings.

Sports and Athletic Surfaces

Artificial grass can be specifically designed to cater to the needs of various sports and athletic activities, such as football, tennis, and cricket. These specialized surfaces provide consistent, high-performance playing characteristics, allowing schools to offer state-of-the-art facilities for their students’ athletic pursuits.

Multipurpose Play Areas

Beyond traditional playgrounds, artificial grass can be used to create versatile, multipurpose play areas within schools and nurseries. These spaces can accommodate a wide range of activities, from imaginative play to physical education classes, providing children with a diverse range of play experiences.

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