Working with Organisations

OPAL works in partnership with many organisations who share a common goal of creating better play for all children.

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OPAL wrote the National Trust‘s ‘Design Brief for Play’: a strategic document for all properties on how to improve the play offer for families and children.

OPAL has provided play design and delivery training for many NT property staff.

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OPAL has worked with Bristol City Council designing most of the city’s Early Years Excellence Centres’ outdoor play and learning environments and providing training workshops.

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OPAL is currently working with the Football Association FA Elite Academy, providing training at St George’s Park for staff of Premier Division Academies on play theory and practice.

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OPAL was commissioned by the NHS/Public Health Directorship for Bath and North East Somerset to provide the OPAL Primary Programme in schools to increase pupil well-being and activity.

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OPAL’s Neil Coleman is advisor to the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on A Fit and Health Childhood. The group includes MPs from all parties and issues policy advice reports and recommendations

Support for Organisations

Policy OPAL can help your organisation work with staff and users to develop a clear set of values and principles as a basis for clear and consistent future decision making… more

Strategic Planning OPAL can help local councils, housing associations and public health boards develop logical strategies to enable the improvement of play facilities or services…more

Design OPAL can help your organisation create the right design brief, and initial concept and master planning for your project…more

Design Partner

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OPAL Director Michael Follett has designed many of the items in Green Den’s range.

The Green Den’s outdoor play equipment is suitable for every school, nursery, children’s centre or back garden and we have a team that will deliver and install the items for you. The range contains the essential items for delivering good play provision…more

Design Partner

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Designed by OPAL Director Michael Follett for Playgardens, Playbales are an all-natural, soft, large block play.

The value of playing with blocks has long been established, providing opportunities for social and physical development, alongside creative play…more

Download Playbales Leaflet PDF

International Partner

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OPAL is developing a project in schools in Perth AUS with Nature Play Solutions.

We are committed to providing kids with genuinely engaging play opportunities through the creation of natural play environments and innovative play-based activities….more