our story

At dbdplay, we specialise in the design and installation of educational playgrounds in primary schools and nurseries.

what we do

With an emphasis on open ended play, we try to understand what your requirements are in terms of outcomes and values, based on your specific developmental needs.

We place less emphasis on specific equipment and more on the overall goal and aim to provide a solution that not only meets these needs but does so in a unique and cost-effective way.

To help this process we employ 5 all encompassing Play Values that focus more on the educational outcomes, rather than the playground products themselves. This way we can design playgrounds that are more outcome driven with detailed reasoning that is not only perfect for you, but perfect for the children.

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30 years of play

Our Managing Director, Edward, has been designing and building school playgrounds for over 30 years. 

He is passionate about educational play and creating environments that engage pupils as well as supporting key areas of the curriculum.

It is fair to say that Edward has pioneered the change from school playgrounds consisting solely of tarmac and grass, to a space that is a support to learning and an additional educational resource beyond the indoor classroom.

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our process

The best place to start is with a meeting where we focus on your outcomes and educational needs.

It is essential that we understand your goals for the redesigned area - is this increased physical activity or the creation of an outside space for learning and development?

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our team

The backbone of any business, our team is brimming with creative, passionate and hardworking people who are passionate about play.


frequently asked questions

Got a question? Please give us a call on 01249 470100 or take a look through our Frequently Asked Questions.

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ready to transform your school's outside space?


Its just wonderful. We are beyond thrilled!

Kirsty and I spent some time watching the children in the environment yesterday and it’s indeed a long-term vision and dream secured. You can see the impact already.

Thanks so much.

Mangotsfield Primary School


We are really happy with the work that has been carried out, it looks great and I know the children will enjoy it.

The team were fantastic, extremely professional on a school site and I found their H&S and Safeguarding to be of the highest standard.

Many thanks to them. 

Avanti Meadows Primary School

Bishop Stortford

The team that installed our equipment were fantastic, we didn’t even know we had them there.

They were extremely tidy and worked very hard so please pass on our thanks to them.

St Nicholas Primary School

New Romney