40 Years of Fun

Friday, 21st September 2018 12:05 pm

2018 is a very special year here at Playdale; it’s our 40th birthday! We hope you enjoy this new video we’ve made to celebrate our four decades…

We’ve been enjoying some fabulous celebrations throughout the course of the year including surprise desk-drops and a prize-tastic weekly ‘Spin The Wheel’ competition.

Playdale was established in 1978, by our current Chairman’s father Jack Croasdale, with just 4 employees…we now have 102!

We started life at the former ‘Playdale works & offices’ at Bridge End in Haverthwaite. Bridge End was a collection of old workshops, barns, stables, sheds and a timber yard It’s just half a mile away from our current offices and factory which were opened in 1996 by Chris Bonington. Playdale now also has a stainless steel factory site in Ulverston as well as a Global Distribution Centre at Lindal-in-Furness.

From building our first playground in 1978 at Leven Valley Playing Field in Haverthwaite using just basic timber logs to installing over 20,000 playgrounds in almost 50 countries worldwide…you could say we’ve come a long way!

Playdale’s Chairman John Croasdale said “Reaching this milestone birthday is a proud time for the Playdale family and one that should be celebrated. We’re proud of our manufacturing family business’s heritage and how far we’ve come in these last forty years. Let’s see where the next forty take us!”

Keep an eye out for more news & photos about other events and celebrations taking place during the rest of our 40th year.