Schools and Nurseries Posts

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

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

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

Government Sports and PE Funding 2021

Tuesday, 23rd February 2021 1:37 pm
Schools play a vital role in keeping young people active and the pandemic has had a huge impact of their ability to keep facilities open. The Education Company, in partnership with the Association of Play Industries have put together an up-to-date and comprehensive list of all the main Government funding and grants available specifically for […] Read more

Our bestselling Inclusive Orbit just got even better!

Tuesday, 7th July 2020 4:01 pm
Our bestselling Inclusive Orbit just got even better with some brand-new design features, allowing maximum play for all children regardless of their physical limitations. Modern design The new cutting edge angular stainless-steel safety railing provides a modern aesthetically pleasing finish as well as space for standing, wheelchairs and additional seating for up to three children. […] Read more

The advantages of metal playground equipment

Tuesday, 20th October 2020 12:32 pm
Within our industry, we get asked many questions regarding metal playground equipment. Some of our most frequently asked questions include: Is it vandal resistant? Is it suitable for a rural play area? If your product is not painted how do you provide colour? With these questions in mind, we want to explore the benefits of […] Read more

Playground Inspiration For Schools And Nurseries

Thursday, 12th September 2019 11:32 am
There’s nothing quite like the hustle and bustle of a new school year! Previously children tended to rely on hopscotches, skipping ropes and ball games to break away from the classroom. Playground equipment in schools is no longer restricted to playtime. Playground equipment forms an integral part of the school day and incorporating it into the […] 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

Inclusive playground design and products

Wednesday, 26th June 2019 4:52 pm
Play is for everyone and at Playdale we make sure that all children can enjoy our products together and make the most of their magical time at the playground.Our new video describes Playdale’s holistic approach to playground design and examples of what we term ‘inclusive play’. ‘Accessibility for all abilities’ Read more

Take learning outdoors with school playground equipment

Monday, 10th June 2019 2:40 pm
A recent BBC article has revealed that school break times have been getting shorter over the past two decades. In some schools, it’s to shorten school hours and reduce local congestion, while others have made more time for lessons. So why not take the lessons outside with educational play products? The use of school playground equipment is […] Read more

Playful times at St Mary’s Primary School!

Tuesday, 14th May 2019 3:09 pm
We recently installed some new EYFS and Key Stage 1 playground equipment at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Ulverston, Cumbria and as you can see from the video the children are loving it! They are now the proud owners of a Mini Playframe, a Net Bridge and an Inclined Twine along with some super […] Read more

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