Community Groups Posts

Top tips for inspecting your playground equipment

Tuesday, 3rd September 2019 3:35 pm
New research by the Association of Play Industries Play Must Stay campaign has revealed that 35% of parents have experienced closure or neglect of their local playground. The provision of safe, accessible and stimulating community playgrounds is not a luxury and for so many children, they are essential to their current and future health. Therefore, […] Read more

How do I request a quote for new playground parts?

Monday, 19th August 2019 2:25 pm
If you have questions about Playdale spare parts or would like a quote from us, please click here. Our dedicated, in-house Customer Care Team is here to help you with all aspects of playground maintenance and care. Contact us by phone, email or face to face, we have a huge range of services and expert […] 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

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

How To Kickstart Your Playground Funding Project

Wednesday, 29th May 2019 9:36 am
Securing funding for your playground project can be a difficult, tiresome process and you may not always know where to start, but remember, you don’t have to see the whole staircase, just the first step. Playdale have put together a host of information, ideas and resources to help kick-start your playground funding project and help […] 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

Announcing the NEW Versatile Embankment Slide

Monday, 20th August 2018 10:28 am
 Playdale is excited to announce the launch of our brand new Versatile Embankment Slide. Gone are the days of needing a specific slope gradient to be able to install an embankment slide. Playdale’s NEW Versatile Embankment Slide will fit gradients and heights of most existing banks or mounds. You can’t beat the thrill of […] Read more

Who Invented Mud Kitchens?

Thursday, 19th July 2018 3:54 pm
Without a shadow of a doubt children are the inventors of mud kitchens. Children have been making mud pies and preparing dandelion tea for centuries. It is only recently adults recognise the versatility and benefits of this natural form of heuristic play. Mud kitchens provide the most simple form of role play and creativity using […] Read more

Why Do We Love Aerial Runways So Much?

Monday, 20th August 2018 11:30 am
Everyone, regardless of size, enjoys the thrill of aerial runways. Many playgrounds have them as do forests and mountainsides. Children run to aerial runways and cast away their fear to enjoy the experience of flight. Adults fulfil their dreams of flying by whizzing down mountain valleys and breaking world records. Aerial runways or zip wires […] Read more

Outdoor Gym Equipment For Parks

Tuesday, 28th August 2018 11:30 am
Outdoor gym equipment provides the perfect opportunity for reluctant people to get fit. It is free to use and easily available so there is no excuse not to get thirty minutes of daily exercise. Parks, recreational areas and proms are great locations for outdoor gym equipment because people exercise because it is where they visit […] Read more