Expand your outside learning space with our timber and polycarbonate canopies
a red orange and yellow canopy

polycarbonate canopies for schools and nurseries

Whether you're looking to weather-proof that exposed walkway, shelter your seating, or create a new outside space for learning and play, our Polycarbonate Canopies will do just the trick!

Created in bespoke colours, shapes, and designs, these school shelters make a big impact on a relatively small budget.

our most colourful canopy yet!


Check out the polycarbonate shelter we installed at Mangotsfield Primary School.
installing a timber and polycarbonate canopy

the dbdplay way

We don't believe in one-size fits all solutions at dbdplay. Every school is unique, so why shouldn't every playground be?

Not only do we create our designs through site visits and discussions with the staff who'll be using them, we think outside the box to repair or adapt existing playground equipment when appropriate. It's the environmentally friendly way and gets the most out of your budget.

We also put our own, trusted people in charge of building and installing each piece. This means everyone who might visit your site is a known quantity and allows us to ensure a top quality build which will last for many years.

what our customers say

"Thank you so much, the children are really enjoying their new equipment! I love it all - I can't believe how much space there is under the shelter between the two classrooms."

Ashton Gate Primary School

playground shelters in a variety of colours


While the clear School Canopies create a sheltered space that feels very organic, our multicoloured options add a splash of rainbow to the existing building - perfect for a sensory play environment.

All of our Canopy Structures give schools access to multi-purpose covered spaces. Some popular uses for canopies include covered walkways between buildings, free-flow play spaces for EYFS, Outdoor Classrooms, and sheltered entrance areas for pick-ups and drop-offs.


a small covered play area

tailor made to fit your space

Concerned about fitting a Canopy to a tight space or awkward angles? Don't worry. Because we visit your site and build each Canopy in-house, you can be sure we can create the perfect fit.

If you're thinking smaller, we can also install Lean-to Shelters for bikes, performance spaces, and equipment storage.


a clear polycarbonate canopy

considering adding or replacing a canopy in your playground? book a free chat with us today!

Tell us your ideas and we'll come up with some exciting initial ideas within your budget.
If you're happy to proceed, we can often organise a site visit in as little as 1 week!

what to expect from us

First, we start by talking to the experts (that's you!). Our initial discussion with you, along with a site visit, will help us to get a clear idea of your aims for the space.

From there, our experts will design something amazing within your budget in under 3 weeks. This will include a 3D tour of the proposal and a detailed breakdown of each cost.

We're always happy to make changes and adjustments to the design until you're completely satisfied.

children reading

Once you've approved the proposal, we hand things over to our operations and installation teams!

Once operations has assembled all the right materials, the build team will begin installation at a time which suits you.

Each one of our trusted playground installers are DBS checked and experienced in working on nursery and school sites.

a dbd team member

Thanks so much –we are really pleased with the final product – the extra sand and the ‘buffing’ has really tightened up the surface and it looks great. Thanks for coming over so quickly.

The children are each running a mile to mark its opening!

Wansdyke School


dbdplay have been a pleasure to work with from the start to the end of the project. 

The build team were brilliant - you wouldn't have known they were there if it wasn't for the diggers!

We can't recommend dbdplay highly enough.

Avanti Park School

The equipment looks great and the children are really looking forward to playing on it when we start using it on Monday.

I would also like to thank you for the smooth and professional service you provided even with the insulation of the equipment during term time.
Could you thank all involved and we look forward to dealing with you in the future.

Blackfield Primary School