Playground Equipment That Will Give You Nightmares

Monday, 31st October 2016 4:47 pm
Playground equipment is meticulously designed to be bright, cheerful and provide exciting play opportunities. Most playgrounds are welcoming and provide a warm friendly environment that children look forward to playing in. However there are playgrounds around the world with ugly, frightening and really scary pieces of playground equipment. If we take into consideration the fact […] Read more

Celebrating 20 years at Playdale HQ

Friday, 28th October 2016 5:15 pm
October 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the opening of the current Playdale Head Office and Factory at Haverthwaite which were officially unveiled back in October 1996. The early years Playdale was established in 1978 with just four employees. The former Playdale Works & Offices from 1978 to 1996 were at Bridge End in Haverthwaite; […] Read more

How Mud Kitchens Can Bring Out The Scientist In Our Children

Wednesday, 19th October 2016 4:54 pm
When are mud kitchens not mud kitchens? When they are science labs. Like all role play equipment, mud kitchens can be adapted to suit any topic. Mud and science are a wonderful and exciting combination as children can really get hands on experience in complete safety. Mud kitchens provide the perfect opportunity to explore the […] Read more

Playground Tunnels & Physical Development

Monday, 17th October 2016 4:36 pm
Playground tunnels are not only the entrance to amazing worlds they also reinforce the benefits children gain from crawling. Very young children may be reluctant to go through playground tunnels at first because they will be afraid of the unknown. Once they realise that the tunnel doesn’t go on for ever and that they exit […] Read more

Outdoor Gym Equipment Can Improve Mental Health

Monday, 10th October 2016 4:46 pm
The positive impact of outdoor exercise on our mental health has been recognised by doctors for quite a while. In fact doctors believe that exercise is as good as taking medication for depression and other health issues. Doctor Jo Barton and Professor Jules Pretty from Essex University conducted a study that found that exercising in […] Read more

Ambitious Apprentices

Thursday, 6th October 2016 4:33 pm
Playdale are embracing the successful, nationwide Apprenticeship Scheme with the recruitment of Owen Price and Scott Phizacklea; our very first apprentices. Why we have done it? Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job, with study. We saw the opportunity for apprentices to fill the skills gap that exists within our current work force and acted […] Read more