• 30 x 60L Bags Approx 1800L
    £187.50 ex. VAT
  • 60 x 60L Bags Approx 3600L
    £325.00 ex. VAT
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Pine Play Bark

Safe, Easy-to-Maintain Pine Bark Chippings

Used by families, councils and commercial play areas across England and Wales, CPA Horticulture's pine play bark provides an attractive, easy-to-maintain and above all safe play area that guarantees a soft landing for your little ones.

As decorative as it is safe, our pine play bark lasts far longer than other barks and mulches, thanks to its clean, easy-to-drain and frost resistant properties. In fact, with annual raking, this bark will retain its colour and integrity for years to come!

We currently supply bulk loads of pine play bark to 15 councils throughout the UK. To see why, take a look at the benefits of this superb play surface.

Pine Play Bark: The Benefits

  • Decorative bark is an attractive alternative to synthetic play surfaces
  • Pine bark suppresses weed growth, reducing play area maintenance needs
  • Retains soil moisture and protects plant roots – helping your plants stay healthy while your children stay safe
  • Granular bark is proven to cushion impacts and reduce injury
  • Self-levelling, providing a safe surface even as the bark is disrupted during play
  • 100% organic, providing a pleasant aroma and colour
  • Pine play bark is proven not to stain clothes
  • Suitable for domestic and commercial use

Product Accreditation

  • FSC Certified Source
  • BS EN 4790: 1987 Fire Tested
  • BS EN 1177 Play Certificate

Product Composition

  • Pine bark
  • Less than 5% white wood
  • Minimal dust and fines – one of the cleanest surfaces around

For the best possible safety benefits, we recommend that commercial play areas have pine play bark to a depth of 300mm. For domestic use, the depth can be reduced to 150mm without compromising your children's safety. Please see the tested critical fall heights in the Specifictation section to determine your minimum depth requirements.

Are you building your own play area? We recommend reading our advice on what to consider when creating a play area.

Still undecided on which play surface meets all of your requirements? Our play area surface comparison will help!

And don't forget, you can order a sample bag of our pine play bark for just £3.50!


Bagged Mulch Comparison Chart
Product Durability
Bulk Bag
Price From
70L Bag
Price From
Best Price
Per Litre
Value For
Contract Ornamental 1 - 2 6 £130 £6.25 £0.08 (Small Bags) 6
Decorative Bark 2 - 3 6 £125 N/A £0.09 (Jumbo Bags) 6
Pine Play Bark 2 - 4 8 £160 £7.85 £0.11 (Small Bags) 8
Pine Play Nuggets 4 - 6 7 N/A £7.95 £0.11 (Small Bags) 8
Deluxe Maritime Pine 4 - 6 10 N/A £9.23 £0.13 (Small Bags) 10
Deluxe Pine Nuggets 5 - 8 10 £195 N/A £0.16 (Jumbo Bags) 10
Deluxe Pine Play Area Bark 5 - 8 10 £195 N/A £0.16 (Jumbo Bags) 10


Not what you were looking for? Try visiting our Play Surfaces listings or our range of Bark Mulch products.

BSEN Certified Critical Fall Heights
100MM Depth 1.5m
200MM Depth 4.3m
300MM Depth 5.0m
BS EN 1177 Compliance Yes
BS EN 4790 Compliance Yes
FSC Regulated Yes
pH Level 4.5 - 5.5
Bagged Yes
Loose Yes
Technical Information
British Sourced Yes
Bulk Density 210 - 270 kg/m3
Durability 4-6 Years @ 350mm
Dust & Fines Minimal
Main Constituent Pine
Particle Size 18 - 35mm
Settlement Factor 15%
Wood Content < 5 %
Pine Play Bark Downloads
Download Brochure Our product specification brochure of the Pine Play Area Bark
Download Product Safety Our product safety technical sheet for the Pine Play Area Bark
Product Code: PP40
Availability: Out Of Stock
71 reviews (4.7/5)  71 Reviews  
Chris Simons from Wirral on 21/05/2024
71 reviews
I had been doing some research to find high quality play bark for the kids play area in our garden. CPA provided exactly what we needed and at a great price. Delivery was spot on and the finished product looks amazing. Thank you.
Robert from Daventry on 08/05/2024
71 reviews
Good experience all round - pine play bark bulk order offered at competitive price, prompt delivery as planned, helpful driver and bags in handy size for carrying. Quality pine bark - looks and smells great. Just left with a pallet to deal with.
Chris Brett from Kent on 19/04/2024
71 reviews
Really pleasant experience from start to finish with delivery being on exact date specified and good delivery timeslot, friendly service over phone call and via email with prompt responses. Overall a really good service and the product was exactly how it appeared would highly recommend.
Phil from Amersham on 20/03/2024
71 reviews
Good quality product, supplied in convenient size bags. Quick and on time delivery, and excellent service when phoning pre and post order.
Josie from Glastonbury on 13/12/2023
71 reviews
Good product, quick and easy delivery, all at a good price
Luke from Northamptonshire on 05/04/2023
71 reviews
Excellent product, great communication,driver was on time and helpful with the drop location. 20 bags was much easier to move than a bulk bag and wheelbarrow
Nigel from Maidenhead on 07/03/2023
71 reviews
Delivered promptly, helpful delivery driver, good product.
Ann from Cambridge on 13/12/2022
71 reviews
Excellent product, very quick service & helpful delivery driver.
David from Southampton on 26/09/2022
71 reviews
Good quality product with fast delivery9d2e3f
Stuart Richardson from Welwyn Garden City on 11/08/2022
71 reviews
Delivery on time and very grateful to driver for leaving the pallet exactly where required even though I was not present. This Playbark has always proved to be fine for our childrens play area, and arrives in 70L bags, very convenient for us to spread out around the play equipment.
Sara Tyers from Sleaford on 06/08/2022
71 reviews
Excellent product. Borders garden and under tree area. Lovely colour and smells great. Initially ordered one bag then decided to buy 2 more. Delivery was a day early with first which was great then the other two came on planned day. Delivery driver very aminable with drop off point.
Sara Tyers from Sleaford on 06/08/2022
71 reviews
Excellent product. Borders part of garden and large under tree area. Lovely colour, smells great. Ordered one bag initially then decided to order 2 more.
Helen from Southampton on 02/05/2022
71 reviews
Great service and delivery! And the bark looks great!
Jane from Birmingham on 30/04/2022
71 reviews
The delivery driver delivered to the place specified and came within the time slot. However, the pre delivery service was not as accepted as we had no confirmation email or text to confirm the delivery was on its way or a two hour time slot, in the end we rang to find out. Product great, delivery driver great, communication poor.
Mick Green from Stoke-on-Trent on 05/04/2022
71 reviews
Looks good, friendly delivery driver, speedy service.
Craig from Oxford on 29/01/2022
71 reviews
Great product. Delivered on time and to location requested.
Joanna Penney from Shrewsbury on 23/10/2021
71 reviews
I a very pleased with the deliveries received and the bags where left just where I instructed them to be left which is very helpful. The bark is good quality and I am very pleased with the results. Also, before placing the order, I rang to ask for advice and the gentleman I spoke to was very polite and helpful. Thank you.
john blackwell from Liverpool on 05/10/2021
71 reviews
Have used this company before so that should give you an idea of what I think of them.
john blackwell from Liverpool on 23/06/2021
71 reviews
Great product- looks good/smells great. Competitively priced. Fast delivery- earlier than expected.
john blackwell from Liverpool on 23/06/2021
71 reviews
Great product- great smell- if you like that sort of thing! Pretty fast delivery with advance notice. I'd say pretty competitively priced too from comparison with rivals.
Nick P from Buckingham on 06/04/2021
71 reviews
Still as good quality as ever - it's still looking good from my 1st purchase over 3 years ago. Recent purchase was as smooth as ever - keep up the great work!
Chris from Haslemere on 15/03/2021
71 reviews
Straight forward ordering and delivery, and the product is great quality, would highly recommend.
Katie Marley from East Yorkshire on 16/12/2020
71 reviews
Great product and fabulous delivery. The driver was brilliant. Good communication from start to finish of order. Thank you
Gareth from Broadstairs on 03/11/2020
71 reviews
Good product, delivered when they said it would be. can't ask for much more.
Cheryl from Essex on 02/11/2020
71 reviews
Easy to order and quick delivery. Lovely play bark, looks great, we still have some to lay. Delivery driver was really lovely, took the pallet up our drive and placed it in front of the garage for me. Would happily order again from CPA.
miss Sarah Jean Cooper from Brighton on 06/11/2019
71 reviews
Excellent pine bark with a beautiful red colour looks well beneath trees and shrubs. Dry and easy o spread.
miss Sarah Jean Cooper from Brighton on 06/11/2019
71 reviews
Excellent Pine Play Bark delivered as arranged within a two hour slot. Generously filled. Fresh pine bark dry and easy to spread. Lovely red colour looks beautiful around shrubs and trees
NickP from Buckingham on 14/04/2019
71 reviews
Ordered Pine Play Bark again. Great product for Borders. Great Value and very easy to lug around the garden as the order was in 70ltr bags. Couldn't be more pleased
Amanda from Guildford on 03/03/2019
71 reviews
Delivered promptly and looks great. Thank you.
April from London on 16/02/2019
71 reviews
Very clean. Good colour and quality.
Chris from Crewe on 10/02/2019
71 reviews
Excellent product, very even size and colour, delivered on time. I'm using it for paths in the garden, since it's meant to last twice as long as the cheaper mixed conifer bark.
John from London on 05/02/2019
71 reviews
Great product, quick delivery
Marek Tribedi from London on 28/01/2019
71 reviews
Arrived on time when expected, packed securely, high-quality product, 100% satisfied.
Richard from Haddenham on 26/10/2018
71 reviews
Delivered on time, great product, took about half an hour to empty out the all of bags and create the play area. Prep work was done the day before. Will be back for some manure!
Wendy K from Wirral on 15/09/2018
71 reviews
Great product, service and driver very helpful. Will come back again for more products.
Richard from Haddenham on 10/09/2018
71 reviews
Delivered on time, great product, took about half an hour to empty out the all of bags and create the play area. Prep work was done the day before. Will be back for some manure!
peter harwood from Sutton Coldfield on 13/07/2018
71 reviews
Excellent service and excellent product very pleased
Reg from Chester on 04/04/2018
71 reviews
Good quality product. Delivered on time
Robert from Croydon on 06/05/2017
71 reviews
Bags arrived on time nicely packaged. Quality was also good
Anne W from Mid-Devon on 08/02/2017
71 reviews
Extremely good product - thank you, will probably order again. However, delivery not so good. Delivery company driver did not believe they could get their large lorry onto my farm, despite my saying they could (I 26 tonne lorries and loaders delivering regularly) so were unable to unload pallet where required. Driver was not particularly helpful. Also, delivery was a day earlier than I requested which, fortunately, was not a problem as I was able to arrange for someone to be here to receive the delivery.
NMackenzie from on 01/12/2016
71 reviews
Really helpful delivery man loaded the bags exactly where we wanted saving us lots of work
Alex harris from Beverley on 07/09/2016
71 reviews
Fantastic, very helpful sales staff. Great service and swift delivery.
Diane Wilson from Birmingham on 17/08/2016
71 reviews
Excellent play bark,deleverd on time, very clean bags and packed extremely well, no damaged bags. Searched website found cheaper products but decided to pay a little extra,so pleased that I made that decision,I would certainly recomed this product and would give it 100% from a very satisfied customer.
Sarah from Wisbech on 24/07/2016
71 reviews
Excellent service as always. A good qualify product for a children's play area.
Nicol Main from Rugby on 18/07/2016
71 reviews
The products are great but the delivery service is really poor. I haven't received the product and you are asking me to review it. The product is 5 days late and when i called Friday late afternoon to say it hadnt arrived and was told it would be there in an hour I felt like I was being fobbed off as it was Friday and they couldn't be bothered. Didn't arrive and surprise surprise they had gone home when I tried to call back.
Violet Bailey from Leicester on 26/06/2016
71 reviews
Fantastic, couldn't be more pleased, looks great, smells like a walk in a pine forest...delivery man more than helpful. Won't hesitate to buy more.....Thank you
Rachael from Cirencester on 29/05/2016
71 reviews
Looks great, smells lovely and delivered on time.
Harris from Farnborough on 25/05/2016
71 reviews
Ordered the Value Pack to cover my sons play area. Delivery was as stated; driver was friendly. Product is faultless and is a great cushion for the play area. Highly recommend.
John L from Sheffield on 29/04/2016
71 reviews
Delivered a day early, pallet was taken to where the chippings were being used. Appears to be just what we required. Thanks
Jayne from Fareham on 11/04/2016
71 reviews
Delivered on time by a helpful man who transported the pallet as near to my gate as possible. The woodchip is 'just woddchip'. I say this because I had ordered woodchip before from another company and it was more like mulch and I ended up putting on my borders. This looks and smells lovely.
Smith from Fordingbridge on 25/03/2016
71 reviews
Asked for a 7.5 ton delivery truck. The one that arrived was 18tons and could not get the the gate yet alone into the drive. Delivery on time as promised and driver very helpful. Greater percentage of striped bark rather than pine bark as shown in the website but still meets the requirements. Second part of the order did not arrive and will have to make enquiries as to what happened to it.
Thomas from London on 18/03/2016
71 reviews
Great coverage - good quality and condition
Andy from Thame on 20/02/2016
71 reviews
Pallett arrived on time and helpful delivery driver. Bark is excellent and perfect for play area
Thomas from London on 15/02/2016
71 reviews
Good quality for play purposes
Thomas from London on 15/02/2016
71 reviews
Good product for general play use
Ben Gowers from Surrey on 10/08/2015
71 reviews
Very Good service and product
John from Bolsover on 27/07/2015
71 reviews
Simple online ordering and easy efficient delivery on pallet. The chippings are excellent, nice and soft making them perfect for play area.
John Albanese from Bolsover on 27/07/2015
71 reviews
Simple online ordering and easy efficient delivery on pallet. Good quality chippings perfect for kids play area.
Percy from Caerphilly on 27/07/2015
71 reviews
Product good----delivery very bad----lorry driver would not attempt to drive through my entrance as container lorry too big although I have had 16 ton waggons through and my jcb in and out no problem.Had to man handle 40 bags myself.
Ian from Manchester on 28/06/2015
71 reviews
Excellent product. Prompt service. Thanks
Ian from Manchester on 28/06/2015
71 reviews
Excellent product. Prompt service. Thanks
jeff lavender from Bristol on 09/05/2015
71 reviews
Great stuff the children love it ,it's soft to land on, just what i wanted thanks CPA
Mike from Cheltenham on 24/02/2015
71 reviews
Good all round product and service.
Dr B.Stoddart from Washington on 23/10/2014
71 reviews
Pleased with product. Delivery driver very helpful.
Mark from Hereford on 07/07/2014
71 reviews
Had two bulk bags delivered. Prompt delivery, excellent product. Thank you
jim from colchester on 15/04/2014
71 reviews
picture was a good representation of the product, the delivery driver was very helpful which is rare these days. a pleasant experience and a very nice product.
Ian H from Cambridge on 24/03/2014
71 reviews
play bark is good quality the delivery lorry was bigger than i thought though, time to get the play area sorted now
Adam West from London on 04/03/2014
71 reviews
very happy... product is a nice colour like the pictures and driver was very helpful
SBut from Kew on 19/02/2014
71 reviews
good product as described
Paul R from Doncaster on 16/02/2014
71 reviews
Very Nice Product. Easy delivery. A+++++
David from Reading on 06/02/2014
71 reviews
Had three pallets delivered today. Prompt delivery, excellent product. Thank you.
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