Fun & Active Playgrounds is an independent, industry-leading provider of thermoplastic playground markings. We deliver a complete end-to-end solution for primary schools, nurseries, and other educational organisers as well as local government and commercial businesses that require anything from playground markings to car park markings.
We offer our amazing services across the whole of the UK, from Lands End to John O’Groats (in other words, everywhere)! Count on us to help you make the most of your outdoor space.
With over 10 years experience in the industry; we’re proficient in delivering a fantastic customer experience from start to finish. We work in partnership with schools (and sometimes the pupils!), to deliver a completely bespoke solution to meet all of their requirements and achieve the desired outcome. Our consultative approach enables us to fully understand the brief and deliver the project on time and within budget.
Our mission is to positively impact UK outdoor play environments with advanced playground marking designs and services to promote healthy lifestyles in children including physical and mental wellbeing.
Our company culture values exist to ensure we create an enjoyable experience for both our employees as well as our customers whilst we work towards our mission. Our values include:
At Fun & Active Playgrounds, we make every effort to ensure our culture values go beyond our immediate circle of colleagues and customers, extending them to the wider community and the environment. Find out more on our Sustainability page for our Environmental and Social Impact.
Fun & Active Playgrounds is a fun and active place to work! Our close-knit team work extremely hard and strive to achieve the highest standard in quality. In return, we make sure we have fun together with frequent team building days.
From team lunches to activity days and even overseas trips, we believe in creating an environment where our employees can thrive and have fun as a team, forming the backbone of a successful business.
Founders Dave and Greg, met at school where they quickly became good friends. After leaving school, they worked together at a bank before they ventured on their own journeys. They kept in touch and would often meet at the driving range to hit a few balls. It was on one of those visits that they joyfully exchanged the news that their partners were expecting babies six weeks apart. Never one to be kept waiting, Dave’s daughter, Millie, decided to make an early appearance and Harrison, Greg’s son, made his entrance on the same day, in the same hospital!
Some months later, the duo met for lunch where Dave shared his idea of making his passion for playground markings a reality, and it was there that Fun & Active Playgrounds was formed.
From that lunch meeting to now, it’s been a whirlwind, meeting many people and learning a lot along the way.
Dave learnt his trade working for a preformed thermoplastic manufacturer. He was collecting materials direct from the manufacturer for a distributor that he worked for at the time and expressed an interest in the product – he soon found himself working there!
After 8 years of learning the ins and outs of the product, Dave decided it was time to use his creative side making fantastic designs for schools to take outdoor learning and activities to the next level.
Meanwhile, Greg was working in the financial services sector and was one of the youngest in the country to become a qualified mortgage advisor. This led to him gaining a diploma as a financial advisor and running a number of successful service-based companies, where understanding customer needs and exceeding their expectations was paramount.
They have gone from working in a small home office and hand cutting playground markings on a driveway to a team of 18, investing in a state-of-the-art waterjet cutting machine. They have outgrown and moved premises four times, enabling the company to transform the playgrounds of hundreds of schools every year.