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A world of creativity that doesn’t cost the earth

Child playing with Playpress Play People

Press out, build up and play on!

Playpress is about exploring new possibilities. We take care to make our toys inclusive. They’re designed to let children play creatively while helping them develop key motor and cognitive reasoning skills.

Sustainability & quality

We don’t think that quality toys need to cost the earth. That’s why we put care into every part of our product, from the sourcing of our materials through to responsible manufacturing and design.

Printing & binding

We use vegetable-based inks and water-based glues that are vegan, biodegradable and ocean-friendly.

Board & paper

The fibres for our Playboard are bleach-free and sourced from sustainably managed forests in Finland.

Manufacturing & transport

Our toys confirm to European standards and are locally manufactured in the UK to minimise air miles.

Playpress RNLI Inshore Life Boat design

Award-winning design

Our products win awards. Most recently we won the Play Creators Awards 2019 "Toy Designer of the year" for our collaboration with the RNLI.

Our design studio reguarly share early-stage prototypes of our playsets on instagram and they love feedback!

Playpress Pete gold sticker

Playpress Pete

Our mascot Playpress Pete was named after our very own Peter, the creative brains behind his beaming smile. Playpress Pete is our seal of quality – you’ll find him on the back of every Playpress pack.

We love finding new ways to build new worlds

We created Playpress because we wanted to help children create new stories with toys that were affordable and eco-friendly. Our love of creativity and ingenuity is what gets us up every day and as a family-owned business, care and quality really matter to us.

Meet our team

Matthew - the fearless founder

Matthew is our fearless founder and the beating heart of our business. He brings his passion for quality, clever design and craftsmanship to every single Playpress pack.

Melvin - the business brains

Dad and business brain Melvin has helped us to grow Playpress from a humble market stall to an international stockist with a range of products and partners.

Peter - the creative powerhouse

Peter helped brother Matthew to design, develop and launch the very first Playpress sets. He’s still lending his creative skills to help bring new ideas for the brand to life.

Mike - the artist

Mike, best friends with Matthew since School, brought his amazing artistic talents to help found PlayPress, launch the brand and shape the designs. Mike left the company in 2019 to work on new artist projects.

Karen - master of many trades

Mum and a constant support to the running of the business as well as an expert wordsmith. Karen helps with everything from keeping accounts to writing product descriptions.

Kingsley - People person extraordinaire

Kingsley, also a brother, is our brilliant sales person and operations manager. Helping the business grow and an excellant person to deal with.

Keep exploring Playpress