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....

what our customers say

"DBD have been a pleasure to work with from the start to the end of the project. They have liaised with us through the project and been responsive to any suggestions or alterations that we wanted to the designs. It has been tricky to please everyone, but DBD have approached every meeting with solutions and have been incredibly accommodating. They have stuck to the timescales quoted and in fact completed the work faster than expected. The build team were brilliant - you wouldn't have known they were there if it wasn't for the diggers! The most important customer is the children of course. They love it and have told me time after time that 'it's awesome'! We can't recommend DBD highly enough"

Avanti Park School, Frome

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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.

The kids adore the new sloped area, they loved it from the first time :)

My two kids came home so excited after they first played on it. 

The Vineyard 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 children now love rolling down the hill.

It’s completely transformed the space.

We have had no flooding problems since the grass has been installed, even with the big storm.

YMCA Green Shoots Nursery