Our Blog 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

Science Projects To Do In Mud Kitchens

Monday, 11th March 2019 4:17 pm
Mud kitchens are universally popular with children of all ages. Children have been creating mud kitchens in the corner of their gardens for centuries. They provide hours of squelchy fun and are not just about making mud pies and dirt smoothies. Most schools have mud kitchens due to their immense learning potential. Teachers are able […] Read more

Circuit Training And Trim Trails

Wednesday, 6th March 2019 4:20 pm
Trim trails provide the perfect opportunity to do circuit training exercises outside. They consist of separate pieces which improve upper and lower body strength, balance and overall fitness. You find them in parks school playgrounds and public play areas in many different configurations. Children exercise through play while adults incorporate the equipment into their formal […] 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

Playdale’s race night was a runaway success!

Monday, 18th February 2019 4:55 pm
To help kick-start the new year of fundraising for our 2019 chosen-by-staff worthy causes we held a hugely successful charity race and games night at The Wellington Hotel in Dalton-in-Furness on Saturday, in support of St Mary’s Hospice. St Mary’s Hospice provides care and comfort for patients living with any life-shortening illness or long term […] 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