Play Pirate Ships And Pirate Play Areas

Play Pirate Ships: Design & Construction

Every child loves to play at being a swashbuckling adventurer and what better way to do it than with their very own pirate ship? Our play pirate ships have proved one of our most popular creations since we made our first one way back in the last millennium, and it’s of little wonder why when you see their striking appearance. We begun by making the miniature play pirate ship which is suitable for use by smaller children or indoors due to its small size, then made a giant, 35 foot Pirate Galleon. Seeing them side by side shows the stark contrast in size between the two.

We make pirate ship play areas, pirate ship playground centrepieces, pirate ship beds and pirate themed furniture, miniature pirate ships that can be used indoors, and can make anything else that you can dream up. Everything that we make is fully customisable, meaning that you can have the exact piece of pirate ship play apparatus that you are looking for. Please take a look around this page to see our past creations and some of the features of our play pirate ships.

Page Contents: What We Stand For | Our Past Creations | Bespoke Design Services | Pirate Ship Playgrounds and Play Areas | Pirate Ship Beds and Pirate Ship Furniture | Indoor Pirate Ships | Funding and Grants | How The Design Process Works | Get In Contact With Us

What We Stand For at Flights of Fantasy

Bespoke Design Services

Everything that we make is custom built to your design and made by hand. We put everything together in our workshop in Norfolk and we paint our creations by hand, avoiding the use of subcontractors, retaining complete control over our creations.

High Quality Creations

We believe in making only the highest quality pieces of play equipment that will be around for decades with minimal maintenance. The fact that our first creation, the Tudor House, still stands after three decades is testament to this.

The Complete Package

From design through to construction, delivery, and installation, we offer the complete package. We can even help with funding and grant applications, so please don’t hesitate to involve us early in the design process of your new play area.

The Play Pirate Ships Of Old: Our Past Creations

We are very proud of all of creations and our play pirate ships are no exception. Below are some of our past creations with a brief description. Clicking on any pirate ship will take you to that individual item’s page, allowing you to see more pictures and find out more information about it.

Pirate Galleon

35 foot long and unforgettable, the pirate galleon is an incredibly striking piece of self contained play apparatus that can be moved in one (very large) piece.

Read more about the Pirate Galleon.

The Scarlet Squid

Rustic by design to blend naturally into the environment, The Scarlet Squid pirate ship is clad in willow and was made as a very special birthday surprise.

Read more about The Scarlet Squid

Houghton Conquest Pirate Ship

Delicately finished in pastel colours, this play pirate ship is the first thing that anyone will see upon entering Houghton Conquest Lower School.

Read more about Houghton Conquest Pirate Ship

Miniature Pirate Ships

The miniature play pirate ship is our most recreated design and is suitable for younger children, indoor use, or use in limited space play environments.

Read more about our miniature pirate ships

The Mulberry Pirate Ship

Created for The Mulberry Pub, part of Robinsons Brewery, this pirate ship centrepiece was part of a pub refurbishment offering family entertainment.

Read more about The Mulberry

Saint John’s Pirate Play Area

Made in a cost effective, panel design, we created this pirate ship as a playground centrepiece for St John’s School, offering interactive, creative play.

Read more about St John’s Pirate Playground

Saint Mary’s Pirate Playground

We created a wheelchair friendly play pirate ship at St Mary’s School, offering inclusive play for all, that was part of a larger play area.

Read more about St Mary’s Pirate Playground

Shebbear Play Ship Centrepiece

This play ship, along with a play lighthouse, acted as a centre piece in the themed play area that we designed for Shebbear School playground.

Read more about Shebbear Play Ship

Langton Green Pirate Ship

This post and panel pirate ship was opened in swashbuckling fashion, with all the staff and students dressing up like pirates for the grand opening.

Read more about Langton Green Pirate Ship

Highnam Under Fives Pirate Ship

Designed for young children, this natural themed pirate ship is accessible to all and encourages creative play whilst promoting physical development.

Read more about Highnam Under Fives Pirate Ship

The Grange School Pirate Ship

Proudly displaying The Grange School’s logo and name, this pirate ship playground centrepiece makes a progressive statement about the school.

Read more about The Grange Pirate Ship

RSPB Newport Cargo Ship

This cargo ship is part of a larger adventure play area at RSPB Newport that also incorporates a miniature replica of the local lighthouse.

Read more about RSPB Newport

Ahoy Matey Pirate Ship

Clad in will and built from oak, this pirate ship balances bright colours and soft timber to blend into a natural garden setting.

Read more about Ahoy Matey

Bespoke Pirate Ship Design Services

We are one of very few play equipment companies in the UK that make truly bespoke play equipment. Although we have made multiple versions of our miniature pirate ship, every single one is constructed and painted by hand, thus completely unique. When you come to us with an idea, we endeavour to bring that idea to life, resulting in a one off piece of play equipment that no one else in the world will have. With several decades of experience making one off, bespoke designs and our dedication to quality, we are sure that your custom made play pirate ship will be everything you want it to be and more.

We can customise any pirate ship to incorporate whatever piece of play apparatus you desire – slides, ladders, climb walls, climb nets, slide poles, and anything else that you can think of are possible. Take a look at our traditional play apparatus page and feel free to incorporate any elements into your design.

Please get in touch with us and we will walk you through the design process to make your perfect pirate ship.

Pirate Ship Beds, Pirate Themed Furniture, and Indoor Pirate Ships

Large, outdoor pirate ship play areas are just a part of what we create. As everything is bespoke, we can also make pirate themed furniture such as pirate ship beds, treasure chest storage boxes, and pirate writing desks, to name but a few ideas. We have even made a pirate themed indoor play area and our miniature pirate ships also work very well indoors. Below is an example of each, but don’t be afraid to suggest something entirely new.

Take a look at our themed furniture, indoor play areas, and themed interiors pages.

Pirate Playground Apparatus And Pirate Themed Play Areas

We love to incorporate a theme into our outdoor play areas and have incorporated everything from play trains to miniature replicas and play tractors to play combine harvesters into our play areas. Following a pirate theme and utilising a pirate ship as a playground centrepiece always results in a memorable play area. Below are a few of our pirate themed play areas.

Funding And Grants

If your intended pirate ship play area is dependent on a successful funding application then let us know so that we can help it succeed. When quoting for a project we provide a written proposal, design sketches, example photographs, and accurate costings before any decision is made. By involving us early in the process we can more accurately tailor the design to the project so that it answers the brief of your funding, improving the likelihood of funding being awarded. To discuss how we can support your funding application, contact us for a no-obligation discussion.

Interested in finding public funds and grants? We suggest that you try one of the following options:

The Design Process

You can get in touch with us us by email or phone and we will happily walk you through the design process. Typically it works something like this:


Site visit

Where necessary, we’ll visit you and discuss your play area in detail.


Proposal & quote

We’ll prepare a no obligation design proposal and quote for you to decide on.


Get in Contact With Us

To get in design with us, please send us an email or give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you and will walk you through the design process to make your perfect pirate ship play area.