Imaginative & Creative

Learning through play is a fundamental part of early development. We can help you create imaginative and exciting spaces that encourage pupils to role play, settle disputes and build relationships. Our selection of Play Huts, Mud Kitchens and Performance Stages will enable pupils to engage with a range of opportunities to explore their inner creativity.

Dens, Huts & Teepees

Our range of Dens, Huts and Teepees create enabling environments for collaborative play and interaction, particularly among early years pupils.

Our Teepees are a key early years resource as they allow staff and pupils to create and change their own play environment with the use of sheets, blankets or other natural resources.

Huts can be designed to incorporate chalkboards for mark making and to encourage pupils engagement with literacy and numeracy.

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Our discovery range encourages pupils to learn more about their environment by creating habitats, such as Bug or Bee Hotels where pupils can observe creatures in the natural environment. 

We also have a selection of identification boards to help pupils identify mini beasts or garden birds that can be found in their playground environment.

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Creating a dedicated space for nature and plants will increase pupils’ knowledge of the world and help them to understand life cycles and the importance of a sustainable environment.

Our planters come in a variety of heights and sizes depending on their use and the age of pupils who are using the area. We have designed a number of planters to include trellis so pupils can train sweet peas or beans to grow upwards.

All our planters incorporate an edge for seating so the nature space can be used for both education and relaxation.

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Mud, Sand & Water Play

Providing opportunities for children to get messy is an essential part of any early years playground environment.

By incorporating our range of sandpits, mud kitchens and water play you will create a space where children can build and collaborate as they explore together.

Encouraging the development of both fine and gross motor skills as they manipulate tools and move equipment.

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Performance & Music

Offering a dedicated space for performance, music and art will enliven your playground and allow pupils to explore and express their creativity.

Encouraging these disciplines will help to promote pupils self-esteem and grow their confidence as they engage with and entertain fellow pupils through self-expression.

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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 install team was excellent and very professional.

I was indeed impressed with their ability to adapt access to site and make things work.

The kids all love it and the new equipment featured in our local Painswick magazine.

Painswick Playgroup


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


It looks amazing, very very pleased.

Thank you

Burbage Primary School