Why Are Mud Kitchens Important?

Monday, 30th April 2018 4:38 pm
Mud kitchens are exciting, messy, creative areas to play. Having them in schools is a pretty new idea but children have been cooking up mud pies in their gardens for decades. The learning potential from mud kitchens is immense due to their creative nature. Participating in role play activities involving cooking are the most obvious […] Read more

PE & Sport Premium Funding for schools

Tuesday, 24th April 2018 3:09 pm
One of the ways to effectively utilise your PE & Sport Premium is to install outdoor play and sports equipment that will encourage pupils to be more physically active. The Government’s guidance to schools on spending the newly increased funding states that ‘Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the […] Read more

Planning The Perfect Playground For Your Area

Thursday, 19th April 2018 10:27 am
From Concept To Completion, Rest assured – you’re in safe hands. When it comes to planning your playground, Playdale offers 40 years’ of experience in dealing with all that play encompasses.We will listen to you & work with you every step of the way and use that information to create the perfect playground…no longer a […] Read more

Playdale’s MD attends Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London

Wednesday, 18th April 2018 2:21 pm
Our Managing Director Barry Leahey is in London this week attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018 (CHOGM). This event brings together representatives and leaders from the worlds of business, civil society and government to address the shared global challenges Commonwealth countries face. Actions are then formed and agreed on, to create a better […] Read more

Why Is School Playground Equipment So Important?

Monday, 16th April 2018 4:33 pm
School playground equipment has certainly changed over the years. If schools were lucky enough to have equipment it was normally unimaginative and focused on physical development. Children tended to rely on hopscotches, skipping ropes and ball games to provide respite from their studies. These days school playground equipment is an integral part of the school […] Read more

Where Can I Find Playground Funding Grants?

Wednesday, 11th April 2018 3:01 pm
Joining a playground committee is enjoyable and a valuable contribution to the local community. Playground committees are in charge of playground funding and maintenance. Committees are made up of a chairperson, secretary and treasurer which are necessary for the committee to exist. Other members help in various ways without having a formal role – they […] Read more