Everyone can enjoy the magic with inclusive playground design

Thursday, 24th March 2016 4:45 pm
Inclusive playground designs for children of all ages and abilities is vital for; physical, social, emotional and imaginative development.  The Centre for Universal Design at North Carolina State University have identified seven main principles of inclusive playground design; be fair, be smart, be independent, be safe, be active and be comfortable. Popular playgrounds     […] Read more

Young Farmers visit Playdale HQ

Friday, 18th March 2016 12:13 pm
We welcomed a group of local Young Farmers from the Furness Young Farmers Club to Playdale this week, for a behind the scenes tour. We were approached by the secretary who advised that a group of their members meet weekly to take part in activities and visits. The intention of these is to learn about businesses and […] Read more

Mud kitchens and mud pies

Tuesday, 15th March 2016 9:36 am
Mud kitchens are messy, dirty and one of the most creative places in which children can play. The majority of adults can probably remember fondly the hours they spent making mud pies, sieving soil and the smell of dandelion perfume. Mud kitchens provide an environment that allows communication, creativity and imagination to exist in natural […] Read more

Bake sale boosts funds for Matt’s marathon challenge

Friday, 11th March 2016 4:10 pm
Playdale held a hugely successful bake sale yesterday to help boost the fundraising efforts of our CNC and CGL Assemblies Team Leader Matt McGinley. Matt is taking part in this year’s London Marathon as part of the Fields in Trust marathon team who are running to help protect playing fields and parks forever. Members of […] Read more

Unlock the secrets of a Storytelling Chair

Monday, 7th March 2016 9:38 am
We may live in a world swamped by technology, but children still simply relish the idea of gathering around a Storytelling Chair and listening to magical tales. Storytelling is the most resilient form of communication that the world has ever known. Before writing and the printing press, stories survived by being passed from generation to generation, each […] Read more

World Book Day offer – 10% OFF our Storytelling Chairs

Wednesday, 2nd March 2016 4:41 pm
To celebrate World Book Day on Thursday 3rd March, we are offering a 10% discount OFF our Storytelling Chairs, for a limited time only. A perfect addition to your school playground, a Storytelling Chair will bring story time to life for your pupils and provides a focal point for reading stories outdoors. Storytelling allows children […] Read more