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This is about the Springwood of Dead by Daylight. If you are looking for one or more other versions of Springwood, please check Springwood (disambiguation).

Springwood is one of the many Realms in Dead by Daylight.

It was implemented into the Game alongside the release of the A Nightmare on Elm Street Chapter on October 26, 2017.

“The word ‘preschool’ should make you think of laughter and the sound of children’s feet. But this latest structure is the opposite. It represents something dark that ruptures my insides. I do not understand exactly what transpired here. But I get this feeling. A disturbing feeling that in many ways do explain what happened. I have no answers, but I wonder how something cheerful could turn this dark. Filled with catatonic children and crying parents – I can only assume. Benches, desks and chairs now resemble torture devices rather than tools for teaching, playing and learning. I saw a teddy bear when I explored the hallways, and I thought about what it might say if it were alive. Then I left the premises.”
Unknown (Potentially Benedict Baker)


Springwood is a quiet town in the Midwest, somewhere to raise a family, where neighbors are friends, the diner waitresses know their patron’s names, doors are left unlocked and nothing can possibly harm the residents or those they love.

But this is just a veneer, covering a rotten core. Under the cover of respectability, a parasite named Freddy Krueger stalked his prey in what should have been the town’s safest space. Once these poisonous crimes were uncovered, the townspeople decided to act. They didn't trust that the authorities would be able to deal with him, to provide the justice they craved, so they banded together and hunted him down.

With a single, decisive act, they hoped to burn away the infection from their lives. But they were too late. The threat might have gone but the rot has infected everything. The houses that seemed so pretty now have darkness behind their windows. The leafy streets echo with the sound of fire and screams. And nothing will ever be normal again.

This is not the Badham Preschool where children laughed and learned, made lifelong friendships and had their paintings hung on the walls. This is a dark echo created from the nightmares of those who suffered there. The walls creak under the burden of history. Events that should be long forgotten are recorded forever in the plaster and stone, pervading the building with misery. Only one part of the building is accurately reflected in this darkness. The squalid room where Freddy Krueger lived and worked. The hidden basement area where he committed the heinous acts that appalled a town and condemned him to death. This is a place of the subconscious, of the nightmare brought into hideous reality.

Springwood Hook[]

The Nightmare's Hook: put together from the plumbing of old-fashioned central heating units found in the Boiler Room, held together with chains.

Realm Offering[]

  • The Pied Piper

Golden Toolbox Location[]

The Golden Toolbox is located inside of a phonebooth at one of the intersections of the roads.


  • In the Game files, the Springwood Realm is being referred to under the name England, a reference to Robert Englund, the actor originally playing the Character of Freddy Krueger.
  • Springwood is located in the U.S. State of Ohio.
  • There's a hidden room behind a wall in the Preschool's basement. One can glimpse into it through a small, boarded up hole. An altar can be seen, surrounding a Child's drawing of a child together with a crying adult.
  • If you enter the Boiler Room, which is featured in most films in the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, your vision becomes reddish and the lighting changes.
  • There used to be a Pallet in the hallway of the main entrance from the parking lot, it has since been removed due to balancing issues.
  • The map was the original Map for the Realm until Patch 3.1.0 added four additional variations.
  • Badham Preschool IV is the smallest iteration of the Badham Preschool Maps.
  • Badham Preschool V is the largest iteration of the Badham Preschool Maps.