Our Blog Posts

Making Smiles at Millom Park

Friday, 18th June 2021 4:47 pm
We are absolutely delighted have provided this exciting new play area in Millom, Cumbria that opened earlier this afternoon! The vibrant and themed design features a fantastic selection of challenging, fun equipment for a wide range of ages and abilities including a bespoke Mountain Tower multi-play unit! Here’s a sneak peek of the finished installation […] Read more

Why Choose Playdale?

Tuesday, 15th June 2021 12:00 pm
Playdale are not the only playground manufacture you could choose to help build your perfect playground. However we feel we go the extra mile to ensure that your playspace becomes something extra special and buts smiles of children’s faces.  From concept, to planning, to building and aftercare, we offer an utterly comprehensive service to make […] Read more

The Benefit of Gardening In Schools

Tuesday, 25th May 2021 12:00 pm
A school garden is a wonderful place to inspire children and to help them learn. The benefits of a school garden enhance many aspects of education, and can be a fun and joyful place to spend time. Gardening in schools can give children a great basis upon which to build going forward. Let the Natural […] Read more

Visit a Playdale Playground

Wednesday, 19th May 2021 12:00 pm
The Playdale Playground While we can talk for hours about the benefits of Playdale’s playground equipment,  it’s always better to show rather than tell! Below are some wonderful playgrounds that you can visit in the real world and experience the thrill of a Playdale playground.  Fairhaven Lake, Lancashire Fairhaven Lake’s feature two Playdale playgrounds. The […] Read more

Playdale’s World Class Customer Service

Wednesday, 12th May 2021 3:50 pm
Playdale Receives an NPS Score above 80 We are delighted to report that Playdale has been rated as a world class company for customer service!  Based on customer reviews, Playdale has received a Net Promoter Score of 83, which puts us in the very top bracket. This means that our customers have rated us as […] Read more

EYFS Outdoor Equipment & the Curriculum

Wednesday, 12th May 2021 10:15 am
How does EFYS outdoor equipment link to the curriculum?   Development during EYFS Children learn and develop quicker in their early years than any other time in their lives, so it is crucial that they are given an environment that allows them to grow and flourish. Children of all ages learn through exploration, experimentation, listening […] Read more

The Importance of Staying Active

Thursday, 6th May 2021 12:30 pm
At Playdale, we take our inspiration from all kinds of play. As adults, whether taking aerobic exercise or practicing a team sport, maintaining a level of fitness is hugely important to health and general wellbeing. However it doesn’t all have to be so serious! As we grow older, we tend to categorise play as childish […] Read more

Returning to Playgrounds After Lockdown

Tuesday, 27th April 2021 4:00 pm
After what seems like an interminable period of lockdown, things in the UK are beginning to return to normal. Schools and workplaces are reopening, and things are gradually starting to happen again.  While children are back at school, they are also still being kept in control groups. Unavoidably, it’s likely that children’s activity levels have […] Read more

MUGAs – Make the Most of Your Playground

Tuesday, 20th April 2021 10:00 am
A MUGA, or Multi-Use Games Area, can be an excellent addition to a playground. They provide a fun and safe environment for sport, giving kids the perfect area to play together. The hard-wearing frames and surfaces are designed specifically to be low-maintenance and resilient, meaning your play area is always at its best. A MUGA […] Read more

Guide to Playground Funding – Part 2

Tuesday, 13th April 2021 1:00 pm
In Part 2 of our Funding Blog, we focus on Charities and Community Groups, and using social media as a powerful tool. Find the funding you need to build the playground of your dreams. For Schools & Parish Councils, please see Part 1 of our blog here.. Consulting the community can be especially useful for […] Read more

Playdale Recognises its Family

Tuesday, 6th April 2021 4:49 pm
Playdale Playgrounds would like to congratulate our long-serving Contracts Manager, Michael Marsden, on his retirement. Michael, or “Mardy” to his friends, has spent 37 great years with us at Playdale and will be much missed by everyone in the Playdale family. As a special parting gift for his retirement, Michael was presented with a personalised […] Read more

Guide to Playground Funding – Part 1

Thursday, 1st April 2021 2:50 pm
We at Playdale are very aware of the community focal point that a good playground can provide, and what a positive impact they can make. A playground can represent a hugely positive asset to a community or public space. Even with the best will in the world, a quality, fun and hard-wearing playground can represent […] Read more