Blog Posts

An sunny afternoon of Scorecards, Sand Bunkers and Six Irons

Thursday, 29th July 2021 11:55 am
Following the success of previous charity golf events, we decided to do it again! Teams made up of Playdale staff, and local keen golfers spent a sunny afternoon putting, pitching and driving as they took part in a charity golf event to raise funds for the amazing St Mary’s Hospice and Local man, Ben Hodgson. […] Read more

Picnic & Play… in East Anglia

Thursday, 29th July 2021 11:50 am
Welcome back to Playdale’s Picnic & Play ‘Where to…’ series –  a variety of parks with fantastic Playdale play areas across the country. Perfect places to relax and unwind while entertaining your family. With the summer holidays now in full swing, it’s always useful to have a list of places to hand where your kids […] Read more

Picnic & Play….in Cumbria & Lancashire

Tuesday, 20th July 2021 12:04 pm
Summer is here and so are the school holidays! Children need entertaining once again during the long summer break. When you can find a great park with exciting play equipment and the space to relax over a picnic, what more do you need? With this in mind, we’re going to help you find some! Welcome […] Read more

Stainless Steel Playground Equipment

Wednesday, 14th July 2021 4:18 pm
While at Playdale we manufacture a huge range of playground equipment, made from a huge range of materials, we think stainless steel is about as good as it gets. Very little play equipment, no matter what it is built from, can provide you with the years of hassle-free service that stainless steel provides. The material […] Read more

Is Your Playground Built to Last?

Thursday, 8th July 2021 3:12 pm
Most playgrounds look wonderful when they are first built. A colourful and playful environment for children to exercise their bodies and imaginations. However many playgrounds do not stay that way for long, as age and wear and tear catch up with them. While it is true that nothing lasts forever, some things do last longer […] Read more

A NEW addition to our social seating range

Thursday, 24th June 2021 11:30 am
Whether you’re wanting to play, chill out, or just socialise with friends, our brand new Playground Hammock is the versatile playground extra that provides endless opportunities for social interaction. Designed for children aged 5 to 12, our Playground Hammock will really test a child’s balance skills as they climb and stabilise themselves for either rest […] Read more

Making Smiles at Millom Park

Friday, 18th June 2021 4:47 pm
We are absolutely delighted have provided this exciting new play area in Millom, Cumbria that opened earlier this afternoon! The vibrant and themed design features a fantastic selection of challenging, fun equipment for a wide range of ages and abilities including a bespoke Mountain Tower multi-play unit! Here’s a sneak peek of the finished installation […] Read more

The Benefits of Educational Play

Thursday, 10th June 2021 9:34 am
Schools are, first and foremost, places of learning. A child’s education needs to be broad and far-reaching, and, ideally, schooling will be something that they enjoy. As their minds discover new knowledge and apply it to the world around them, it will lead to them wanting to know more. In order to pick up the […] Read more

The Importance of Staying Active

Thursday, 6th May 2021 12:30 pm
At Playdale, we take our inspiration from all kinds of play. As adults, whether taking aerobic exercise or practicing a team sport, maintaining a level of fitness is hugely important to health and general wellbeing. However it doesn’t all have to be so serious! As we grow older, we tend to categorise play as childish […] Read more

Returning to Playgrounds After Lockdown

Tuesday, 27th April 2021 4:00 pm
After what seems like an interminable period of lockdown, things in the UK are beginning to return to normal. Schools and workplaces are reopening, and things are gradually starting to happen again.  While children are back at school, they are also still being kept in control groups. Unavoidably, it’s likely that children’s activity levels have […] Read more

MUGAs – Make the Most of Your Playground

Tuesday, 20th April 2021 10:00 am
A MUGA, or Multi-Use Games Area, can be an excellent addition to a playground. They provide a fun and safe environment for sport, giving kids the perfect area to play together. The hard-wearing frames and surfaces are designed specifically to be low-maintenance and resilient, meaning your play area is always at its best. A MUGA […] Read more

Guide to Playground Funding – Part 2

Tuesday, 13th April 2021 1:00 pm
In Part 2 of our Funding Blog, we focus on Charities and Community Groups, and using social media as a powerful tool. Find the funding you need to build the playground of your dreams. For Schools & Parish Councils, please see Part 1 of our blog here.. Consulting the community can be especially useful for […] Read more