Natural Play Equipment – blending in with the environment

Monday, 30th November 2015 10:00 am
Nature is important to the development of children in every major way; intellectually, emotionally, socially, spiritually and physically (Kellert, 2005). ‘A happy child is a muddy child’, may be a phrase coined by educationalists who value the benefits of natural play,  but is not always appreciated by parents who have to think about the washing.  […] Read more

Playdale’s new look catalogues

Wednesday, 25th November 2015 12:28 pm
Our shelves are heaving under the weight of the thousands of new catalogues that have just arrived at Playdale HQ. We have a newly designed main catalogue that features our NEW Galleon Plus toddler multi play unit, from the Little Hamlets Plus range, along with two exciting new products in the Springers range; The Spring […] Read more

The First Playground Slides

Monday, 23rd November 2015 1:58 pm
Everybody enjoys the thrill and excitement of zooming down playground slides.  Some historians suggest that sliding originated in the northern hemisphere where people would travel down slopes on sledges. Slides, as we know them today, probably originated from people trying to recreate the experience of sledging without snow. The first play slide was built in […] Read more

Welcome to Playdale Hannah!

Tuesday, 17th November 2015 4:03 pm
We’re delighted to welcome the newest member of our Sales Team to Playdale – Hannah Spooner. Hannah lives in Ulverston, Cumbria and will be based at our Head Office in Haverthwaite. Working alongside our Area Managers in the South West and East Anglia, she is looking forward to helping create some fantastic new play areas. […] Read more

BBC Children in Need 2015

Friday, 13th November 2015 4:48 pm
Playdale staff added a few spots, flashes of yellow and Pudsey Bear accessories to their work wear today,  to raise money for BBC Children in Need.  Money raised will go to support disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. Everyone donated generously when they arrived in work, and we made sure that everyone ticked […] Read more

Become The Lord of the Rings with Bridges and Play Mounds

Wednesday, 4th November 2015 3:53 pm
There is nothing more exciting than slithering through a tunnel, climbing up a mound or testing your wits on a wobbly rope bridge.  Opportunities to do this in the real world are often in perilous places like building sites or wastelands, which are unsafe places for children.  Tunnels and mounds inspired the author of, ‘The […] Read more