The Rise Of The Trim Trail

Friday, 20th January 2017 4:47 pm
You only have to read interviews with head teachers to realise how important trim trails for schools are. When head teachers are describing all of the positive aspects of their schools they mention teaching, reward systems, circle time, forest areas and that they have a trim trail in the playground. Having playground equipment that encourages […] Read more

New Year…new catalogues!

Tuesday, 17th January 2017 3:50 pm
Thousands of brand new catalogues have just arrived at Playdale HQ! Pallets piled up with catalogue boxes are in the warehouse; ready & waiting to be sent out to help your 2017 playground project dreams become a reality! Hot off the press, this year’s two catalogues really do have a new look and feel to […] Read more

Why Inclusive Playground Design Is Fun For Everyone

Monday, 16th January 2017 3:47 pm
Inclusive playground design is increasingly becoming standard practice in all new playgrounds. Since the Equality Act was passed in 2010, accessibility for all has greatly improved in; offices, shops, city centres and playgrounds. Just because a child has limited mobility or sensory processing issues they should not be denied the joy and benefits a playground […] Read more

Making Playground Funding Simple

Monday, 9th January 2017 4:47 pm
Austerity measures have not only forced the government to cut NHS funding and review the benefits system, it has also halted playground funding. This has resulted in local authorities closing playgrounds or abandoning new projects because of their restricted budgets. We all know that children benefit greatly; socially, emotionally and physically from having regular access […] Read more

They’re the Pride of Playdale!

Thursday, 5th January 2017 3:43 pm
The last working day at Playdale before the Christmas break saw the inaugural ‘Pride of Playdale’ Awards where the unsung heroes of Playdale were nominated by their colleagues for a variety of awards. The aim of this new event was to recognise all our exceptional employees who have demonstrated outstanding actions and attitude over the […] Read more