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Wow Factor Design

Your number one choice throughout the UK for innovative and exciting playground design - approved contractors for many local councils.

  • Unmatched Professionalism
  • Innovative Design Ideas
  • Water Features to Die For
  • Exotic Sensory Planting
  • Feature packed Play Areas
  • Scientific and Ecological Gardens
  • Green and Sustainable

95% of work comes through recommendation - a fact that speaks volumes.

Customer Reviews

Stunning Planting

Exotic sensory planting, vegetable and scientific gardens, and fruit trees stimulate young minds.

"The children can't wait to get out and play in our jungle playground - Attendance has improved dramatically"

Jaw dropping, sustainable playgrounds a specialty - surrounded by lush, exotic and exciting plants, vegetables and fruit trees.

The UK's No 1 Choice.

Sensory Gardens

Jaw Dropping Mosaics

Specialists in sensory mosaic playgrounds.

" The children have an endless fascination with the patterned mosaic pathways you installed. They are always inventing new games, keeping them occupied for days on end"

Mosaics can sometimes be used in place of playground markings. They have the advantage that they will never wear out and are an alternative attractive solution which offer great value for money.

Sensory Mosaics

Recent Projects

It's been a busy year and many projects have been throughout the UK with budgets from 50,000 to 350,000. These include

  • Bethnal Green
  • Clapham in London
  • Birmingham
  • Brixton London
  • Oxford
  • Croydon

Click the link below to see stunning examples of innovative playground design from the UK's No 1 playground design company

Recent Projects


School Playground Designers - Introduction

Designing Award Winning Playgrounds in London and throughout the UK is the Schools Specialist, Community Gardens and Special Education Needs (SEN) Playground Company under the watchful eye of Robert Sergent-Fairley, the highly acclaimed London Garden Designer, owner of the Multi Award Winning Belsize Landscapes established since 1642. He is the UK`s leading specialist in the design and construction of amazing Natural Play areas and Natural Learning areas.


Robert is one of England’s most knowledgeable, most successful and highly respected London Garden Designers who now offers his unique natural wood and sustainable timber designs to schools and parks across South and Central England and London.


Robert is the foremost British Schools Outdoor Designer 'in the Government`s Campaign " TO GREEN UP OUR SCHOOLS " His plant knowledge is encyclopaedic and in every school, he works with Nature to create a sense of Drama in his Imaginative Sustainable School Outdoor Area designs


Robert also confirms that he has many styles and textures of Playground Surfaces which he regularly uses ( Grass, Timber , Gravels , Mosaics etc etc ) but he has totally discontinued the usage of Wetpour surfaces ; this is due to the inability of children to play safely on Wetpour surfaces when they are wet or if there has been an overnight frost or if the Wetpour surfaces are old and have attracted dirt into the pores


"Robert is NOT a Playground Designer, He is not a Playground Contractor ! He is NOT a Landscape Architect. Robert is a Dreams Architect !" Tower Hamlets Councillor

Robert Fairley - Playground Contractor UKThe Ethos of Robert Sergent Fairley

  • To provide as many School Children as possible, with a Natural Green Environment, for Play, Relaxation and Study
  • To create an awareness of the benefits of a Natural Green Environment as opposed to Artificial and Hard Surroundings
  • To help children to experience a Healthier and Happier School Lifestyle to be gained from Natural Green Surroundings
  • To teach basic Horticulture and Gardening Techniques, through demonstration and a “Hands On” approach
  • To impart an understanding of Ecology
  • To create a Sensory Garden and Wildflower Area in every School
  • To create a Vegetable Area and a Fruit Area in every School
  • To promote pysical and mental developement through the use of innovative fitness trim trails
  • To introduce School Children to the Reasoning behind Sustainability and Conservation of the World in which they live

Robert has never lost his love of Nature; his desire to fill as many spaces as possible with Trees, Shrubs Perennials, Plants in general, Lawns, Bog Areas, Sensory Gardens and Wild flower Areas is self evident in his plethora of his Amazing Planting Designs.

Handcrafted Water Features

Playground Water Feature

Beautiful, handcrafted sustainable, water features to inspire and intrigue young minds. This was part of a Swindon Key Stage1 and 2 playground design.

Swindon School Playground >>

Latest - Mosaic Playground

Mosaic Playground  Design

An entire playground was revamped using Robert's amazing mosaic patterns - great for kid's games AND they never wear out and need replacing

More on this Mosaic Playground >>

Latest - 7 Kings Free School

Council Approved Contractors

Beautiful Scientic Gardens, Raised Play Area Platforms, Sensory Planting to die for, Outdoor learning Areas - What's not to like!!

Seven Kings East London >>

Stunning Video- Bethnal Green Playgrounds

More on this Jaw Dropping Playground >>

Latest - Croydon Nursery and Primary School

Croydon Adventure Playground

See this Adventure Playground >>

Award Winning Designs

Design Awards

Over the years the company has won some very prestigious awards at well known shows.

Awards Page >>

Famous Hand Drawn Designs

Hand Drawn Designs

All Robert's Playground Designs are hand drawn without the aid of a computer. They take about three days to complete along with an estimate.

Hand Drawn Design Examples >>

Congratulations! - Latest

irmingham Playgrounds

A fabulous key stage 1 playground in Birmingham packed full of imaginative features - completed on time and on budget at just £70,000 - Exotic sensory plants, sensory mosaic pathways and much more.

See this Birmingham Playground >>

Mosaic Pathways in Playground Design

Mosaic Pathways

There are many 'must have' features in Robert's playground designs - one of the most requested of late is Mosaic Pathways. These intrigue and inspire young minds.

Mosaic Pathways >>

Latest - Inner City Nursery Playground £230,000

Inner City Nursery Playground

An award winning inner city nursery playground in Clapham London. Melanie Smith-Brown, the head mistress, describes it as 'heaven on earth' .

See this North London Playground >>

New for 2013 - Gypsy Caravans - See the Latest Design at Banga Bandhu School

Gypsy Caravan for Children Bangabandhu must be one of the luckiest schools in the country - Robert and his team of master craftsmen have just finished an absolutely mind blowing design project for the school. The playground features many innovative design ideas, never before seen in the UK. Shown to the left is a UK first - Gypsy Caravans. When the caravan arrived all lessons at the school came to a halt as children and teachers alike ran outside to get a better look.

Quote from the Head - "I could never have imagined, in my wildest dreams, that our old asphalt playground could have been transformed into such an Amazing Natural Green Oasis, in the middle of our city. The children are very eager to see their new playground finished and incessantly talk about what is taking shape in front of their eyes"

Photos and Video Banga Bandhu Junior School Bethnal Green >>

Key Stage 1 and 2 Playgrounds

Inner City Playground

Nursery Playgrounds >>

Inner City Adventure Playgrounds

Inner City Playground

Council Park Playgrounds >>

A Family Business Trading since 1642 - Nearly 400 years!!

Inner City PlaygroundPlant, Garden, and Play Area Design is the core of Robert Sergent - Fairley's family business. The roots of the business can be traced back to 1642 which means the business have been constructing award winning Children`s Natural Play areas for almost 400 years ! !

They have constructed everything from Castles in the 1700`s in Southern Silesia to Leopard cages in old Prussia. They also designed and constructed Childrens Fantasy Tree Houses in the 1800`s for the ruling Sultan of Zanzibar

Back to the present day, Robert would like to see a Wild Flower Area, Sensory Garden or Scientific Nature Garden in every school in the UK. His desire is “for School Children of all ages, to participate in the care and cultivation of their school outdoor areas and to have the opportunity to spend their early formative years in natural green surroundings for their recreation, play hours and their studies"

He also “loathes the Standard Wire Fencing and the solid brick walls, generally erected around School Playground Areas”. He completely “despises the Multi Coloured Modular Play Structures prevalent in most School Playgrounds”. He blames all these “abominations” on the basic lack of School Playground Design Knowledge by other design companies.

Some Happy Customers

100% Approval Rating

Key Stage 1 PlaygroundsChildren's PlaygroundsPlaygrounds for Kids

Client Testimonials >>

Natural Sustainable Play Areas

Breath-Taking Design packed with Natural Features

Natural Playgrounds

Playground Features and Activity Ideas >>

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