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Creature Canopies

Inspire children with our unique range of Creature Canopies!

A canopy with a difference; these striking, fun and permanent tensile fabric structures provide children with shelter from the sun and rain, allowing play and activities to continue whatever the weather.

News... See our lion, elephant and ladybird canopies at Hay Festival 2012. Click here for a sneak preview of the Creature Canopies. .

Canopy in playground

General Arrangement

The Creature Canopies can be supplied in custom/school colours. Please contact us for further information or a quotation.

View the Creature Canopies press release

Also available:

Creature Canopies provide:

  • Sun & rain protection during outdoor play.
  • A creative, fun and sheltered outdoor classroom for lessons & activities.
  • Huge potential for cross curricular activities across all subjects - email heather@tensilesolutions.co.uk for some fun ideas!
  • A focal point for parents and children in a playground or park.
  • 4m x 3m coverage.

Creature Canopies are:

  • 100% water (and snow!) proof and block all harmful UV rays. iA durable and mid priced architectural grade tensile fabric with a polyester base fabric and a PVC coating. Colour fast and with good resistance to UV and chemical attack, this fabric has a design life of 15 - 20 years. 100% of UVA and UVB rays are blocked and up to 15% of natural light can penetrate the fabric (colour dependant). Available in a wide variety of colours and weightings it has good tensile strength and dimensional stability. The PVC coating is 100% waterproof, helps minimise dirt build up and facilitates easy cleaning and maintenance. For more information or for a detailed specification please contact us.
  • High specification. Using a double powder coat paint system giving 10 years to the first maintenance and an architectural grade colourfast PVC canopy.
  • Permanent and durable structures, fully engineered for all weather conditions.

Creature Canopies come with:

  • A 10 year guarantee. iCaring for your Creature Canopy...
    Whilst our creatures are very hardy, durable and used to being out in all weathers, it is important that once a year they are given a wash and a check-up. Your Creature Canopy will remain under our guarantee every year (up to a maximum of 10) if cleaned and maintained in accordance with their operations & maintenance manual. Please contact us for further information.
  • Optional accessories such as post protectors, creative lesson ideas, seating.

Creature Canopy quotations

"The Ladybird is colourful and attractive but also very functional, as the material will block harmful UV rays in the Summer. The children are very excited about it and it has become a real focal point for the playground."

Malcolm Strang - Headteacher, Eastington Primary SchoolEsther's Drawing

"Nank you for our ladybird canopy. I drawed you a picture of it."

Esther - Age 3½