Working with Multi Academy Trusts

Every outdoor space has the potential to inspire creativity, learning and growth. We collaborate with MATs to unlock that potential. Contact us to discover how we can help transform your trust's playgrounds into exciting spaces for learning and play.

collaboration is key to build trust

We understand the importance of managing outdoor spaces efficiently and within budget across your schools. Our team can collaborate with you to strategically plan improvements for each school, ensuring consistency throughout.

Projects can be scheduled across the trust and implemented within flexible timeframes. With our commitment to quality, backed by play grade timber and robust guarantees, you can trust in the longevity of your investment in each school.



statement playgrounds that enhance physical play and learning

From Outdoor Classrooms and Canopies, Trim Trails and Towers, to Mud Kitchens and MUGAs, and everything in-between, we ensure that the playgrounds we create are a hub of physical play and learning. Albert Einstein said “Play is the highest form of research” and we completely agree!


understanding your needs to create together

At the heart of our process lies the dedication to comprehensively grasp the needs and aspirations of every school, pre-school, and nursery we work with. Whether it's a desire for heightened physical activity or the creation of an outdoor learning space, your dedicated playground consultant will be there to guide you every step of the way.

By delving into the challenges and opportunities present in your current outdoor spaces, we can tailor solutions to ensure maximum usability and enjoyment. Together we can create the ideal environment for outdoor play and learning.


reliable and consistent service across your trust

While every playground is unique, there are methods to maintain consistency throughout your schools. Whether you aim to enhance outdoor learning capacity or introduce forest schools and dynamic physical play areas, we're here to ensure a consistent standard across all your schools while preserving each one's distinctiveness.

We offer options to incorporate your trusts colours, logos, and mottos, by offering bespoke signage, coloured surfacing, and multicoloured canopies.

Additionally, we collaborate with you to infuse your trust's values into the space's design, ensuring alignment with your vision and objectives.

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don't take just our word for it

"Excalibur have been working with dbdplay for over 5 years to help us to develop and improve our schools outside spaces. They have designed and installed EYFS playgrounds, Trim Trails and Outdoor Gym Equipment, alongside key landscaping works improving the layout and useability of our playgrounds.

The quality of the workmanship, the attention to detail and the overall helpfulness of all of their team is exceptional.

However the area that really marks them out, is aftercare. We have used other play companies in the past and they too are helpful and proactive, up to the sale, however unfortunately too often  that is where the customer service ends. We have never encountered this problem with dbd. As a business they are always available to offer guidance and if needed they will ensure a repair team are on site in under 48 hours to solve urgent problems. This level of aftercare is invaluable to an Academy Trust and explains why dbd have become one of Excalibur’s key trusted partners. We cannot recommend them highly enough"

Shona Barker, School Business Manager


want to get started on your playground renovations?

The dbdplay team have been absolutely fantastic in helping us envision, plan and develop our fantastic new garden!

The children (and adults) have had so much fun exploring the bug hotel, performing on stage and getting tangled in the spider web!

Our garden is now truly an all year-round place to learn, explore & play. Thank you so much.

Little Willows Day Nursery


dbdplay are always so organised and a pleasure to deal with! 

Diocese of Bristol Academies Trust


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

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