Local Authorities Posts

Holiday Fun With Public Playground Equipment And Other Activities

Monday, 30th July 2018 3:25 pm
Public playground equipment is now bursting with activity as the holiday seasons is in full swing. Teachers are now free from fidgeting children who have been dreaming of endless weeks of fun. Parents have been psyching themselves up ready to become holiday entertainers with small budgets and few ideas. Activities that counteract boredom and apathy […] 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

How To Use Outdoor Gym Equipment

Tuesday, 29th May 2018 4:23 pm
Outdoor gym equipment is a brilliant way to exercise in the fresh air. Most equipment is easily accessible to tempt people to use it. It is brilliant for people who like to combine going to the gym with exercising in fresh air. Participating in at least 30 minutes of exercise every day improves health and […] Read more

Where Are The Longest Aerial Runways In The World?

Wednesday, 23rd May 2018 2:58 pm
Aerial Runways or zip wires are exciting for people of all ages. The sheer thrill of gliding along the wire gives us the freedom of flying free from the restraints of gravity. Playground zip wires are easily accessible for children of all ages. Young children enjoy the ride with their parents supporting them while older […] Read more

How Multi Use Game Areas Encourage Teamwork

Tuesday, 15th May 2018 12:24 pm
Multi-use game areas (MUGAs) are recreational spaces where a number of team sports take place. Parks, recreational areas, schools, playgrounds and housing associations benefit from the play opportunities MUGAs provide. They are perfect if space is an issue and there are no green spaces nearby. Older children are able to meet in multi-use game areas […] Read more

Why Are Public Playgrounds Important?

Wednesday, 2nd May 2018 3:09 pm
Public playgrounds are an iconic symbol of childhood. The first playgrounds were a German invention built to teach children how to play. 1859 saw the first British playground in Manchester. 1907 saw the introduction of playgrounds in America because President Roosevelt considered roads to be unsafe. The first playground equipment consisted of slides, swings, roundabouts […] Read more

How Does Outdoor Fitness Equipment Work?

Tuesday, 20th February 2018 3:08 pm
Outdoor fitness equipment provides the same benefits of going to the gym without having to pay a penny. Councils strategically place outdoor gym equipment where people can come across it easily. This is to allow everyone to have access to outdoor fitness equipment and improve the health of the local people. Regular exercise has been […] Read more

Longevity – Pheasant Walk Play Area, Knutsford, Cheshire

Friday, 3rd November 2017 2:16 pm
At Playdale, we use the best materials and processes to ensure that our play equipment is strong, durable and will be enjoyed by children for many years to come. This is demonstrated perfectly by the above video of Pheasant Walk Play Area in Cheshire that was installed in 2007 and is still looking superb in […] 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

Why Should I Use Outdoor Gym Equipment?

Thursday, 7th September 2017 4:11 pm
Outdoor gym equipment is often strategically placed in areas where people are very likely to see it. Local councils use the ‘Nudge Theory’, to encourage their citizens to use the equipment. It works on the same principle of leaving biscuits on the table – if they are easily accessible people will help themselves. Therefore if […] Read more
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