The Den Kit Company started life as Flibberty - the seed of an idea that was planted, watered and tended by Kay and Jo who, as ex-primary school teachers and Forest School Practitioners, are both passionate advocates of outdoor play.
Women smiling
As the company has grown, as has the team behind it - each one with a vital role in maintaining the integrity of our vision: To inspire wonder and intrigue in the next generation through creative, fun and unprescribed outdoor play.
Mallet and bag
Our Den Kits were designed to encourage children outside - whether a tiny backyard, on top of a hill, in a meadow, field, forest, beach or balcony. The promise of a hand-crafted space in which to set up a temporary retreat is tempting to children (and adults) of all ages, and with little or no previous den-building experience. No plastic, no batteries, no complicated instructions - this is inclusive, simple, unadulterated fun.
Of course, whilst our Den Kits appeal to children’s natural sense of adventure, they are also an effective teaching tool. Unencumbered by adult intervention, children are free to explore their own creative talents for problem solving, critical thinking and ingenuity. Regular outdoors play will engender a respect for the natural environment, force them to adapt and deal with change, offer multi-sensory experience and help them to gain a sense of mastery.
Children walking in line
We are now a thriving rural business, based in an old dairy surrounded by farmland and woods that offer the ideal backdrop to our photoshoots. Our products are all designed by us, tested by our expert team of young dengineers, sourced with sustainability in mind and assembled in our workshop here in Shropshire.
Adventure. It’s in our nature.
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