Blog Posts

Our NEW range of outdoor fitness equipment!

Thursday, 23rd May 2019 11:10 am
Playdale is excited to announce the launch of Street Workouts by Playparc, our NEW range of outdoor strength & fitness calisthenics* equipment for everyone aged 14 years+. The definition of calisthenics describes them as ‘gymnastic exercises to achieve bodily fitness and grace of movement’. ‘Urban’ calisthenics are a type of street workout where individuals and […] Read more

Why playground equipment needs to last longer than ever before

Tuesday, 21st May 2019 2:50 pm
At Playdale, we use the best materials and processes to ensure that our playground equipment is strong and durable and will be enjoyed by children for years to come. It’s what we’ve always done and always will. The high calibre of all our materials and processes means that we can offer reassuring guarantees of up to 20 years on timber and 25 years on stainless steel equipment. Read more

Circuit Training And Trim Trails

Wednesday, 6th March 2019 4:20 pm
Trim trails provide the perfect opportunity to do circuit training exercises outside. They consist of separate pieces which improve upper and lower body strength, balance and overall fitness. You find them in parks school playgrounds and public play areas in many different configurations. Children exercise through play while adults incorporate the equipment into their formal […] Read more

Enhance your Adventure Trail and encourage more active play!

Thursday, 8th February 2018 12:19 pm
Did you know that there are accessories available to enhance your Adventure Trail? No matter what size your trail is, you can inject extra fun and encourage competitive spirit with the Interactive Panel & Trail Timer. We designed a range of unique activities to provide a different dimension to your Adventure Trail. As well as […] Read more

Benefits Of Multi Use Games Areas

Wednesday, 13th September 2017 2:23 pm
Multi use games areas (MUGA) are exactly as the name suggests – areas where lots of activities can take place. They are generally situated in areas where there is restricted space such as urban parks, housing association centres, schools, leisure centres and holiday parks. Children of all ages can use multi use games areas. Teenagers […] Read more

Playground Slides Are For Thrill Seekers

Monday, 27th June 2016 3:57 pm
Playground slides have enticed children to take risks for decades. Often the slide is the first piece of equipment children rush to on entering a playground.  In the past, playground slides were constructed in such a way that they were risky to use.  Innovative slide design and safety standards mean that modern slides are thrilling […] Read more

How School Playground Equipment Encourages Active Learning

Thursday, 16th June 2016 10:36 am
The emphasis on academic achievement at school and access to numerous gadgets at home encourage children to spend a lot of time inside.  Children who don’t get the opportunity to play outside, miss out on many surprising health benefits and learning opportunities. School playground equipment allows children to participate in free play activities during break […] Read more

Mud kitchens and mud pies

Tuesday, 15th March 2016 9:36 am
Mud kitchens are messy, dirty and one of the most creative places in which children can play. The majority of adults can probably remember fondly the hours they spent making mud pies, sieving soil and the smell of dandelion perfume. Mud kitchens provide an environment that allows communication, creativity and imagination to exist in natural […] Read more

Unlock the secrets of a Storytelling Chair

Monday, 7th March 2016 9:38 am
We may live in a world swamped by technology, but children still simply relish the idea of gathering around a Storytelling Chair and listening to magical tales. Storytelling is the most resilient form of communication that the world has ever known. Before writing and the printing press, stories survived by being passed from generation to generation, each […] Read more