Hi! Welcome to Cool Canvas


We are an award winning creative business that helps families, educational settings, community groups and fund providers in delivering and achieving the very best in creative arts, outdoor learning and play experiences.

We create natural environments for children and families to try hands on experimental learning and make creative use of the resources around them that stimulates learning and play. we provide a range of packages to suit all budgets. Each project is designed around the needs and aspirations of the children, we can create areas that allow children to:

Climb – Run/crawl – Dig and transport – Hide – Make dens – Build/construct – Make mark -Experience water play – Grow fruit and vegetables – Enjoy risk – Sit and observe

Cool Canvas has created many natural landscapes and you can see a few of our recent projects by clicking here to give you some idea of the brilliant results we can achieve, plus feedback not only from the children, parents and practitioners but also from OFSTED, who said “Improvements made to the outdoor play areas greatly enhances children learning opportunities, resulting in very positive outcomes”.


Our recent projects


What our clients say


Cool Canvas has worked on many creative projects at Grosvenor Nursery School in Bolton for a number of years. They have led and developed exciting and challenging construction projects with our very young children, such as our 'Insect Hotel' and wall sculptures. Oliver enthusiastically involves the children in all aspects of the projects and they love working with him, as he allows them to develop Read More...

Maureen Vickers   

I found cool canvas on the internet. Our Reception outdoor area was a mess and it was a real awkward space to work with. I knew we didn’t want playground type apparatus. We wanted a natural more investigative area. That’s exactly what I searched for when I came across cool canvas. The fact that it was a local small family business appealed to us and when Oliver came to do his initial consultat Read More...

Helen Elfassy and the early years team at BJCFPS