Blog Posts

Three things to consider when purchasing swings for your playground

Thursday, 16th January 2020 4:07 pm
From Ancient Greece to modern-day, swings have developed and taken on many different forms throughout the centuries. No matter the shape or material, swings have become one of the most recognisable features of a playground. This firm favourite is designed to include all ages and abilities and holds many fond memories for parents and grandparents […] Read more

Happy Christmas from Playdale!

Tuesday, 10th December 2019 9:00 am
A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone here at Playdale! We hope you enjoy our festive classic with a Playdale twist! Click on the video above to watch our special festive greeting. Please note: our offices will close for the Christmas holiday at 3.30pm on Friday 20th December and re-open on  Thursday […] Read more

School playground equipment for SEN

Wednesday, 6th November 2019 4:06 pm
The inclusion of SEN school playground equipment can have a positive impact and provide a sense of freedom for children with special educational needs (SEN). It combines structured and free play to improve social skills, promote self-confidence and provide sensory stimulation for all children. From a recent installation at Ganton School, Hull we received the […] Read more

What does quality mean to Playdale?

Wednesday, 6th November 2019 4:00 pm
Playdale is a global play provider making smiles in over 49 countries around the world! We are proud to be one of the few British owned manufacturing companies in the children’s outdoor playground equipment industry. From Emerging Exporter to the Board of Trade Award it’s great to be recognised for all the hard work and dedication […] Read more

School playground equipment ideas

Friday, 11th October 2019 11:04 am
It’s a well-known fact that as well as being fun, physical activity is not a break from learning, it’s also an investment in improving academic performance. In July 2019 the Department for Education (DfE) released a School Sport and Activity Action Plan to promote a joint approach to the physical activity and mental well-being of […] Read more

The advantages of wooden playground equipment

Monday, 30th September 2019 8:00 am
‘Natural’ and ‘outdoor feeling’ are words that come to mind when thinking about wooden playground equipment. Within our industry, we get asked many questions regarding timber products. Some of our most frequently asked questions include ‘Is timber vandal proof?’, ‘Does using timber have any implications on the environment?’, ‘do you provide wooden playground equipment for […] Read more

Modular climbing frames for all

Monday, 12th August 2019 3:58 pm
The exciting and innovative design of multi-play towers is part of a new wave of imaginative playground equipment.  Multi-tower play units were originally introduced in the 1950s, since then they have transformed in their design and safety. The introduction of the modular multi-play tower has revolutionised the way we think about play equipment.  The innovations […] Read more

The Constructionline gold standard accreditation

Wednesday, 26th June 2019 12:43 pm
We are very proud to announce that we have been awarded the Constructionline Gold accreditation. This is in recognition of our commitment to the construction industry as well as the emphasis that we place on providing the highest standards of health and safety. Giving our clients the confidence that they are dealing with a company […] Read more

MUGAs – Encouraging creative play

Tuesday, 25th June 2019 11:19 am
Children and young people are encouraged to take part in sport and physical activity for at least 60 minutes every day.  Multi Use Games Areas (MUGAs) not only encourage children to undertake more physical activity, but they also promote aspects of creative play and social interaction. Let them be their sporting heroes Imaginative and creative […] Read more