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Welcome

SchoolTrimTrails.co.uk is directed by Robert Sergent-Fairley, who over the years, has gathered many Prestigious Awards, for his amazing Natural Designs and his incredible Children’s Adventure areas.

This is a family business, which has been operating since 1642; full details may be viewed on Robert's other websites. A complete showcase of Robert`s unique natural play areas may be viewed on his larger web site School Playground Designers

An even greater in depth history of Robert and his family`s horticultural and landscape achievements may be viewed on his voluminous website Belsize Landscapes.

WHY ARE WE DIFFERENT?

WE ARE DIFFERENT, PARTLY BECAUSE OF OUR NATURAL STYLE OF PLAY AREAS BUT ALSO BECAUSE ALL OUR STAFF ARE SHAREHOLDERS IN OUR COMPANY

AT EVERY OPPORTUNITY, ALL OUR STAFF SEEK TO PROVIDE A PERFECT PRODUCT AND TO SATISFY OUR CLIENTS IN EVERY POSSIBLE WAY

About

Sensory Planting

Robert has a unique style in his designs for School Trim Trails, whereby he incorporates all the Activity Items in a wealth of exciting Planting, including Palm Trees, Bamboos and flowering evergreen shrubs; wherever possible, he also arranges the planting (often by the children) of well known British Wildflowers.

Robert’s desire with his “Green Trim Trail Areas” is not only to encourage the children towards healthy exercise but also to create in them, an awareness of the beauty and the benefits of living and playing whilst surrounded by plants.

Robert believes in perpetuating Traditional British Crafts and Traditional Carpentry methods; all his Trim Trail structures are hand crafted on site by his extremely devoted and skilful team of Master Craftsmen.

The layouts of his Trim Trails are in a random pattern and do not follow straight lines. Robert has found that children become bored quite quickly with the standard types of Trim Trails. He has noted that children are more active and use the equipment to a far greater extent if the Trim Trail items are spread out unevenly within the designated area and have plenty of greenery around them.

Sensory Planting

Natural Style

He has found that in this Natural style of Trim Trail, children are far more Imaginative in their play and more creative in their games. They invariably create new circuits and new routes to follow.

This style of Trim Trail also induces a far greater competitive spirit amongst the children, as well as very high inter-active behaviour. This produces much stronger relationships between the children who invariably come from many diverse backgrounds.

The company works throughout the UK and has recently expanded into both European and Mediterranean countries.

The Red Tape

( the following documents are available on request )

  • GUARANTEES ON ALL EQUIPMENT
  • SCHOOL REFERENCES
  • CRB AND DRB CERTIFICATION
  • FSC AND PEFC TIMBER CERTIFICATES
  • METHOD STATEMENTS
  • RISKS ASSESSMENT
  • HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY
  • EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES POLICY

Contact

Take the First Step 07956 611121 Call Robert Today Can We Afford It?

Robert Sergent-Fairley CHARGES NO FEES for his amazing school trim trail designs.
The main items of expenditure are Preparation, Hard Landscaping, Construction of Activity Items and the Soft Landscaping.
As a guide, an average sized activity trim trail area would cost between £30,000 and £80,000 to totally re landscape.

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Seating

Seating

Seating features very prominently in all the Trim Trail designs. Long low bench seats are placed throughout the area and can include lean-to timber shelters and Sitting Arbours.

Seating
Jujitsu Photos

Photo Gallery

See more fantastic photos of eye popping trim trail designs showcasing Robert's work. The photos include examples of activity ares, seating, out door learning areas and sensory planting

Photos

Latest Trim Trails

News of Robert's latest trim trail projects featuring jaw dropping designs and installations for schools and councils in and around London and the UK.

Latest

Chillax Gardens

Children invariably run out of breath and need to relax in calmer surroundings. Robert always endeavours to include a Quiet Garden or a Sensory Garden.

Quiet Gardens
For many years I have wanted a physical exercise area for the children but I did not want a typical Trim Trail. When Robert arrived it was like a breath of fresh air! He exuded confidence and listened attentively to our wishes. One week later his team arrived and within two weeks they transformed our barren playground area into an amazing activity garden for our under 8's complete with amazing palm trees.

School Head, Fleet Primary School, Hampstead