“Nature Based Play is recognised as an innovator and leader in the International Nature Based play movement”

This vision is underpinned by our 2 core commitments:

1. Natural Innovative Design

2. Childhood Development



Our philosophy at Nature Based Play is to provide quality designed Nature Spaces for communities that ‘reflect and enhance’:

– the natural environment
– local community’s aspirations
– our Sustainability ethos in delivering projects.

The philosophy behind all Nature Based Play projects is simple: We believe people of all ages enjoy ‘being in’ and ‘playing in’ artfully designed and constructed, nature-based environments. Such environments encourage us to both interact with and manipulate the space, whilst stimulating and engaging our imagination and senses.


We are a craft based design and build company with over 20 years’ experience in creating Nature Based Play environments. We work from our warehouse office in O’Connor where we manufacture and store our Nature Based Play handcrafted pieces and materials.

At NBP we are a passionately experienced and highly skilled staff, all contributing to provide quality products and friendly service. We pride ourselves on being a community minded company with a strong commitment to sustainability and children’s wellbeing.

Terry Farrell
Design Architect and Co-Director

Jan Eichhorst
Landscape Designer & Co-Director

Keith Morton
Timber artist & Site supervisor

Rui Scheidt Feix
Landscape Design and Construction

Sarah Gautrey
Sustainability Consultant and Office Manager

Cormac Kelsh
Trainee Timber Artist

Paul Walsh
Timber Artist

Craig Carpenter
Senior Landscape Architect



One of the greatest gifts that Nature Based Play hopes to give children is that deep connection to nature, its processes and its elements. This sense of wonder and awe toward Nature leads naturally to policies and practices that seek out Ecological Sustainable Futures.
NBP’s Sustainability Policies seek to:
  • reduce a projects carbon footprint where possible
  • use materials from known sustainable sources
  • use locally available materials where possible
  • use recycled materials where possible
  • involve communities in the process
  • enhancing site biodiversity where possible