Welcome to Discovery Timber Play! It is important to know who we are before you even consider trusting us with children’s safety. We are a privately owned company founded in 2013 by Ali Prockter and James Marling. Both had previously been working in the industry since 2004 gaining considerable experience from designing, and manufacturing to ultimately installing play equipment. They always felt that they were capable of delivering a better product – in design, quality, longevity and ultimately safety.

Ali Prockter

Born in Gloucestershire, Ali came into the play industry in 2006. Working for a similar playground companies as an installer. He then went on to become the company’s main designer. Performing site surveys, drawing up the designs and developed his skills from there. Coming from a sales background, he enjoys working alongside clients and is always first choice when doing any site visit.

Ali Prockter - Discovery Timber Play

James Marling

Born and raised in Gloucestershire, James found his way into the play industry in 2004. James became an integral member of the manufacturing team of his previous playground company. He later became the workshop manager and helped to push the business forward. With 15 yrs of knowledge, James looks after all installations for Discovery and ensures a smooth transaction for both parties.

James Marling - Discovery Timber Play

We Are Based in The Cotswolds

Situated in the Beautiful Cotswolds we have rapidly expanded from a small workshop. The small workshop was no larger than a garage. We then moved to a very well-equipped factory. Capable of manufacturing every element of wooden play equipment, large and small contracts alike.

We are always striving to improve our offering in both the commercial and domestic marketplace. Our passion is for wood and stainless steel. The best possible quality and choice of materials to blend in harmoniously with the projects surroundings.

The next inspirational elements are design and innovation. The many ways our products can inspire and help to improve our users lives such as social skills. Also; imagination, creativity, sense of connection, health, fitness, stimulation, education, problem solving, enhancing inclusion, especially for people with disabilities.

Our aim is to be the best at what we do. Always striving to be better in every element of our industry.  An example can be seen in our guarantee. Not only do we offer a fully comprehensive 15 year guarantee but we also guarantee that no product part. Regardless of age, it will never be made obsolete so we build for generations. Hopefully that has answered the question of who we are, for more information please get in touch.

 “How can we inspire you today?”


Where we are pic - Discovery Timber Play
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