Having a Multi-Use Games Area, or MUGA for short, in your local community brings great benefits as they can be used as your own personal gym. Gym memberships can be expensive, and many people are reluctant to enter into long-term contracts. This can be particularly true for younger people. It is probably also fair to say that many people are not natural gym goers and find regular gym attendance a bit of a chore.

A MUGA is different. It is where people go to have fun.  When you are having fun, the ‘keeping healthy’ part comes all that much easier.

For children in particular, a MUGA is a fantastic way to develop key physical and mental skills. They also help to combat childhood obesity. Introducing children to regular exercise in a MUGA at an early age helps stimulate their interest in a fun way. It also increases the chances that they will incorporate exercise into a healthy lifestyle as they get older.

Muga (Multi-Use Games Area)


A MUGA has greatly reduced maintenance requirements in comparison to say, a grass pitch. There are a number of hard wearing, but low maintenance materials available today that enable a wide range of sports to be played on a MUGA. These include tennis, football, rugby, netball, cricket, basketball, and athletics.


Considering the wide variety of sports that can be played all year round, combined with minimal maintenance, a MUGA makes perfect financial sense. In addition, the wide variety of surfaces available can greatly help reduce injury.


MUGA’s are extremely durable and have a long-life span. Using Hot Dip Galvanised Stainless Steel ensures that they can last for decades.


There is no rule that says you cannot go to a MUGA on your own, but they are a great place to socialise and interact with other people. Inevitably they are likely to be people who share the same sports interests as you and may well end up leading to new and lasting friendships.


Regular exercise can have a profoundly positive impact on your mental health. It helps in areas including depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and cognitive function to name but a few. In addition, it is also a great stress reliever, helps you sleep better, and boosts your overall wellbeing.


So, as you can see, a MUGA from Lightman has many benefits. We specifically tailor our designs to suit any project needs. We manufacture and install MUGA’s across the UK so please contact us today to discuss your MUGA requirements.