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About us

Theories Landscapes was founded back in 1983. We are one of the UK’s oldest bespoke playground design companies.

We’re fully insured and boast an extensive list of references, with a fantastic reputation throughout the UK.

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Interactive • Social • Physical • Educational • Natural • Environmental


Welcome to Theories Landscapes. We work with schools, local authorities, private concerns, holiday resorts and campsites to create exciting natural playgrounds for interactive and educational play.

If you have an idea we can develop it and turn it into a reality.

We’re passionate about play and recreational education, creating so much more than a mere play space with off-the-shelf equipment like climbing frames and swings.

All of your soon-to-be play areas are a blank canvas with limitless potential. We look to create imaginative areas for sitting, talking, studying, playing, running, jumping and laughing – all the different aspects of children’s play, which is such an important part of growing up.

Founded in 1983, we are one of the UK’s oldest bespoke playground design companies. Fully insured and boasting an extensive list of references, we have a fantastic reputation not just in the many London, schools we have worked with, but throughout the UK. It has been said “When it comes to natural playgrounds, no one does it better than Theories Landscapes”.

Sustainability and environmental conservation are at the forefront of our minds at all times. We hope to instill these values within the children who enjoy our playscapes and school playgrounds.

Our team takes in a real range of professions, including:

  • Playground design specialists
  • Artists
  • Sculptors
  • Builders
  • Landscapers

We handle the hands-on aspect of supplying and installing safe playground and playscape equipment, from climbing frames to adventure trails.

We’re versatile, designing playgrounds and play spaces for nurseries, receptions, primary schools and secondary schools, for parks and public spaces, holiday parks and campsites.

Part of the reason we are such a popular choice for playground design and school playground equipment, is the way we approach our work – we’re quick, efficient, on budget, on time and where possible invite those that will be using the play spaces in schools to get involved in some of the creative development.

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What Makes us Special

We are passionate about what we do. It sounds cliché, but our team believes that a play area should be a stage on which a child’s imagination can run wild, whether they’re actively playing or taking time to talk and socialise with their friends. That’s why we place such an emphasis on the creative side of our work, incorporating decorative art to really make a statement.

While it’s important that our natural playgrounds are fun and safe, they also need to be affordable. That’s why we always make sure to work within the budgets that our clients set aside for a play area.

Another thing that sets us apart from the crowd – we listen.

We always listening to parents, stakeholders and the children themselves. We believe that children are the best ones to consult when it comes to playground design, after all – they’re the ones who’ll be using it!

Involving children in the design process can do wonders for their confidence and influence how successful our natural playgrounds are (how often school playground equipment is used, for example). But we’ll work closely alongside everyone involved in the process, offering advice from a project’s conception through to completion.

Ultimately, we provide:

  • Design expertise
  • Fixed price contract and long-term guarantees
  • A friendly, transparent playground design and build process
  • Aftercare and a long-lasting professional relationship
  • Problem solving capabilities at every stage
  • In-depth consultations with all involved
  • Construction of all elements
  • Supply of all required school playground equipment
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What schools are saying about us

“’We are thrilled with the new playground, the children love it and it does make the teachers’ work easier as the set up is so accessible and easy to maintain.

The climbing frame works really well, the children use both the upper and lower level, which is a home corner at the moment. As we are outdoors in all weathers the climbing frame not only offers shelter but it’s an exciting and relaxing place to be in. The design enables the children to lead and initiate different games in different areas rather than just run around dangerously.’”


Ey Leader, Copenhagen Primary

“Theories have been essential in helping us realise our plan for a new and innovative adventure playground. It has proved highly successful and popular with the local children and staff alike. The play environment designed by Theories is supporting creative play activities in many different and varied ways.”

Tim Wallder

Play Director, IGC

“Theories have consistently been able to listen to our staff’s wishes as well as the needs of individual children and go on to create unique, challenging and interesting play environments where every nook and cranny counts and where every child can explore their own varied play needs safely and happily.

Theories are a one-stop professional playground solution, seamlessly integrating every aspect from helping formulate a design brief, producing design proposals and budgets, to carrying out the build contract with their own skilled staff, and finally offering on-going maintenance support.”

Stewart Harris

Head, Phoenix Primary School, E3

Get started today!

Tell us about your vision

We’re very happy to chat with you about your school playground ideas and answer any initial questions that you may have about Theories Landscapes, so why not give us a call or send us an email, it costs you nothing and could be the start of something wonderful that enhances your school and your pupils’ lives for years to come..

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Call us on 0207 547282

Our office hours are 8am – 5pm, Monday to Friday


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