outdoor classrooms & canopies

Take learning outside with our range of Outdoor Classrooms and Canopies, constructed from high quality and sustainable play grade timber and UV blocking polycarbonate. We can help you create an Outdoor Classroom that is individual to your schools needs with options such as additional seating or chalkboards to ensure the space meets your pupils needs.

outdoor classrooms

Our range of timber Hexagonal and Octagonal Outdoor Classrooms provide the perfect opportunity for socialising and learning outdoors. They come in a variety of sizes and can be designed to your specific needs with additional seating, flooring and side panels.

Outdoor Classrooms create a dedicated space for learning outdoors and a change to the traditional indoor setting. They can also provide shelter during inclement weather for parents, staff and pupils.


rectangular canopies

Our range of timber canopies can come in a variety of sizes to suit your schools individual needs. We have built them between classrooms to create a dry walkway or attached them to an early years classroom to extend the useable space into the playground.

Our canopies come with premium polycarbonate sheets that filter out 98% of harmful UV rays. The polycarbonate sheets can come in either opal or a wide range of colours to provide colourful and safe shade in your playground.



shade sails

Shade Sails are a popular addition to many playgrounds providing shade and UV protection. They are lightweight, constructed from heavy-duty HDPE shade fabric and have been specifically designed to meet a wide range of weather conditions.

They come in two options; permanent or detachable.

Permanent Shade Sails are constructed with heavy duty galvanised steel posts and are designed to withstand 300mm of snowfall and British weather conditions. Unlike Detachable Shade Sails they do not need to be removed in inclement weather.

Detachable Sail Shades are constructed with timber posts and are designed to survive moderate wind and weather conditions of the British summer. They will need to be removed in high winds or heavy snowfall.


playground shelters

Our Playground Shelters can be adapted to suit the needs of any school or nursery setting.

Customers have used them to create a space that can be used for performances, seating and free play.

Add sides that include whiteboards or chalkboards, decked flooring - what ever you need to meet your settings requirements.


classroom & shelter accessories

How will you personalise your Outdoor Classroom?

You can add:

  • Chalkboards
  • Whiteboards
  • Full or Slated Infill Panels
  • Bench Seating
  • Decked Flooring 
  • And much more....
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the dbdplay experience

At dbdplay, we design bespoke playgrounds according to the space and the exact needs and wants of your school. The only limit is your imagination!

Because safety and durability are a top priority, all our play equipment is built from FSC approved timber, treated to stay solid through wet, cold, and frequent use for many years to come.

All expert installations are carried out by either our own team or trusted, regular contractors.

Just a quick line to say how pleased we all are with the new playground equipment.

It looks fantastic and the children are absolutely thrilled with it!

Thank you so much for your advice, design work, and our sincere thanks to the installation team for their hard work installing everything, especially in the really hot weather.


Langley Fitzurse C of E Primary School


We just wanted to thank you for our fabulous new play surface! 

We love it and cannot wait to see the children's reactions this morning. 

 Wow! So exciting. 


Batheaston Church School


“Learners stayed out here all playtime - which they do not usually do. They have been playing competitions with me”

“They enjoy exploring it so much they don’t want playtime to finish”

“It’s so much better! The children are happy and have a nice area to sit with their friends and equipment to play on”

Calthorpe Academy