General Posts

Celebrating World Book Day with storytelling in the woods!

Monday, 18th March 2019 1:23 pm
The children at Leven Valley CE Primary School in Backbarrow, down the road from Playdale HQ, were lucky enough to celebrate the recent world book day with stories, tales and riddles from Taffy Thomas MBE, celebrated storyteller! Taffy, the 1st Laureate for Storytelling, tours nationally and internationally, but as his base is Grasmere in the […] Read more

An award-winning night at the BOFTAs for Playdale

Friday, 1st March 2019 4:16 pm
Last night in Durham, International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox MP presented Playdale’s MD Barry Leahey with a BOFTA (Board Of Trade) award which is in recognition of our excellence in international trade, our innovation, creativity and entrepreneurialism. The Department of International Trade’s BOFTAs have been launched as a series of regional competitions around the […] Read more

Outdoor Play Activities For Half Term

Wednesday, 13th February 2019 4:16 pm
Outdoor play is exciting, active, imaginative, educational, creative, sociable, promotes independence and extremely healthy. It is extremely important children spend time away from their tablets, games consoles and laptops. Children are increasingly living sedentary lifestyles which will have a negative effect on their health later on in life. Playing outdoors promotes independence and teaches children […] Read more

How Playground Equipment Increases Confidence

Monday, 11th February 2019 4:12 pm
Playground equipment provides a wealth of learning opportunities for children. Physical activity and improving body strength are the most obvious ones but there are many that are more subtle. These include imaginative skills and social & emotional development. Playgrounds give children the opportunity to challenge themselves in safety. This helps to increase their confidence and […] Read more

School Playground Equipment During The 1900s

Tuesday, 22nd January 2019 1:17 pm
The bright educational school playground equipment of today contrasts hugely with the basic equipment of the past. Schools in Germany were the first have playgrounds attached to them. This was to help children how to learn about fair play and good manners. They also kept children off the streets, away from cramped homes and out […] Read more

Looking forward to another fantastic year of fundraising

Wednesday, 16th January 2019 12:29 pm
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is, in a nutshell, Playdale taking responsibility for our effect on environmental and social well-being. It’s all about ‘giving something back’ and promoting positive social and environmental change. Our work in this area has two main focal points, ‘ongoing environmental improvements’ and ‘demonstrating support for our community’. With regards to the […] Read more

Playdale Playgrounds’ 2018 Festive Football Tournament

Thursday, 20th December 2018 3:40 pm
Now in its fourth year, the Playdale Festive Football Tournament was once again a successful night of good sport and fun! Playdale staff from across the business, including our UK wide Area Managers, joined in the fun tournament last night. The emphasis was on fun and team building but there was, of course, a bit […] Read more

How Do You Use Outdoor Fitness Equipment?

Friday, 23rd November 2018 2:36 pm
Outdoor fitness equipment is an excellent way to do cardio and strength building exercises in the fresh air completely free of charge. The equipment is easily accessible and in spaces that people visit frequently. All equipment comes with a set of written instructions enabling you to enjoy a thorough workout. The government recommend everyone participates in […] Read more

Playdale’s MD honoured with prestigious business award

Monday, 19th November 2018 4:03 pm
The elite of Cumbria’s business world was celebrated last week at a dazzling award ceremony hosted by TV & radio broadcaster Jeremy Vine. The in-Cumbria Business Awards were held at the Halston in Carlisle where over 250 prominent business leaders enjoyed an evening of recognition and celebration. Hundreds of Cumbrian firms entered the fifteen different […] Read more

What Is Inclusive Playground Equipment?

Wednesday, 14th November 2018 3:39 pm
Inclusive playground equipment enables children with all needs and abilities to enjoy playing with their friends. It is inclusive because nobody gets left out regardless of their limitations. Children with physical, cognitive, sensory and behavioural needs all benefit from inclusive playground equipment. Children with physical disabilities or those who require the use of a wheelchair […] Read more