10 good reasons to choose an API member

Monday, 31st July 2017 11:40 am
The Association of Play Industries’ accredited members are experienced, professional play experts who design, install and maintain high-quality equipment. Playdale is a founder member of the API (the Association of Play Industries). Our short video explains why you should always choose an API member when looking for a playground equipment provider. If you’d like to […] Read more

Playdale Paddlers take on kayak challenge for local charity!

Friday, 28th July 2017 3:31 pm
After weeks of post-work training and fundraising activities, nine Playdale staff members (collectively known as the Playdale Paddlers!) successfully completed their charity challenge to kayak the 11-mile length of Lake Windermere on Saturday, for the local Bendrigg Trust charity and have raised a phenomenal £1400 for this great cause! The idea for this 11-mile paddle […] Read more

Why Inclusive Play Equipment Is Really Hard To Spot

Thursday, 27th July 2017 4:09 pm
Inclusive playground equipment caters for children with many different needs. Disability has long been associated with physical conditions. It is only recently that hidden disability has been recognised. There are a number of types of disabilities that are now recognised including; physical, sensory, multiple disabilities, chronic health impairment, social/emotional, communication and cognitive. Inclusive play equipment […] Read more

Keeping it in the Playdale family at annual cricket match

Thursday, 20th July 2017 3:51 pm
This year’s annual cricket match between Leven Valley Cricket Club and Eskdale Cricket Club took place on 9th July. The annual fixture has been going for around 35 years when the co-founder of Playdale Jack Croasdale set it up alongside his friend from Eskdale Cricket Club. This year Leven Valley CC (situated next to Playdale’s Head […] Read more

Play Towers – A New Generation Of Play Equipment

Wednesday, 19th July 2017 2:14 pm
The exciting and innovative design of Play Towers is part of a new wave of imaginative playground equipment. They successfully incorporate 1950s’ adventure playgrounds and 1970s’ novelty playgrounds with the safety precautions of 1980s’ equipment. The concept of childhood didn’t exist until the 17th century when children were no longer perceived as mini adults. As […] Read more

Our high-quality timber and where it comes from

Friday, 14th July 2017 1:41 pm
Ever thought “where does Playdale timber come from?” Our Technical Manager Martyn Bland answers this question for you, as he talks about the high-quality timber that we use in our playground equipment ranges. This film is the latest release from our Ask Playdale Q& A video series. You can ask your own question on Twitter […] Read more

How Educational Playground Equipment Sharpens The Mind And Body

Wednesday, 12th July 2017 1:51 pm
Educational playground equipment effortlessly highlights that learning and having fun are not two separate pastimes. Studies have shown that when people enjoy themselves while acquiring a new skill they are more likely to succeed. Learning outside has many health benefits and children who have access to educational playground equipment are also likely to feel more […] Read more

Why Outdoor Exercise Equipment Is A Great Introduction To The Gym

Wednesday, 5th July 2017 2:41 pm
If joining the gym fills you with dread, outdoor exercise equipment may be the solution you are looking for. Outdoor gym equipment is outside and accessible for all. Local councils purposely position it so that you can’t help but be interested in it. Outdoor gym equipment is free and can be incorporated into your daily […] Read more

How MUGAs Keep Our Children In Good Shape For The Future

Tuesday, 4th July 2017 4:22 pm
MUGAs or multi-use games areas provide a structured space for a variety of team games in city centres, parks, housing estates, schools and sports clubs. They provide an environment where a variety of team games such as; football, rugby, tennis, basketball and cricket can be played. Children and teenagers can meet up to play either […] Read more