Schools and Nurseries Posts

School playground equipment for SEN

Wednesday, 6th November 2019 4:06 pm
The inclusion of SEN school playground equipment can have a positive impact and provide a sense of freedom for children with special educational needs (SEN). It combines structured and free play to improve social skills, promote self-confidence and provide sensory stimulation for all children. From a recent installation at Ganton School, Hull we received the […] Read more

What does quality mean to Playdale?

Wednesday, 6th November 2019 4:00 pm
Playdale is a global play provider making smiles in over 49 countries around the world! We are proud to be one of the few British owned manufacturing companies in the children’s outdoor playground equipment industry. From Emerging Exporter to the Board of Trade Award it’s great to be recognised for all the hard work and dedication […] Read more

School playground equipment ideas

Friday, 11th October 2019 11:04 am
It’s a well-known fact that as well as being fun, physical activity is not a break from learning, it’s also an investment in improving academic performance. In July 2019 the Department for Education (DfE) released a School Sport and Activity Action Plan to promote a joint approach to the physical activity and mental well-being 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

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