Schools and Nurseries Posts

How To Transform Your School Playground Equipment Into Santa’s Workshop

Monday, 18th December 2017 3:58 pm
School playground equipment can provide the perfect antidote for festive distractions. With a little bit of imagination and reindeer dust you can transform your playground equipment into Santa’s workshop. Christmas time in schools is a chaotic mixture of naughty and nice. Rehearsals for the Nativity play are in full flow and children can hardly contain […] 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

Why Preschool Playground Equipment Is Magic

Thursday, 19th October 2017 3:25 pm
Imagine waking up excited about the magic day you are going to have. That’s exactly what it is like for preschool children. Preschool playground equipment provides many opportunities for magical play. There is nothing more wonderful than seeing the world through the eyes of a toddler. Every stick, feather or stone is a piece of […] Read more

The School Is Alive With The Sound Of Musical Playground Equipment

Monday, 9th October 2017 4:13 pm
In the musical ‘The Sound Of Music’, the first three notes are, ‘doh, ray, me’, with school playground equipment they are likely to be, ‘crash, bang, wallop’. We get so used to tuned instruments played in popular music or orchestras that we forget that all music has origins in percussion instruments. Studies have shown that […] Read more

Where Can I Buy School Playground Equipment Replacement Parts?

Wednesday, 4th October 2017 2:53 pm
Without a doubt, school playground equipment has it tough. It is exposed to the elements all year round and clambered on by excited children. Even the most robust equipment is subject to damage. Wear and tear can cause nuts and bolts to become loose and chains to need replacing. It is important to maintain school playground […] Read more

How To Make Mud Kitchens

Monday, 4th September 2017 1:44 pm
Mud kitchens are probably the most exciting and versatile piece of educational play equipment there is. Children can engage in heuristic play, role play, scientific play or just enjoy the texture of the mud. Generations of children have enjoyed the pleasure of mud kitchens and have happily whiled away the hours sieving soil or making […] Read more

How Do Aerial Runways Work?

Wednesday, 23rd August 2017 1:50 pm
Aerial runways are an extremely exciting form of entertainment. Adults and children enjoy the thrill of zooming through the air through beautiful countryside. One of the longest aerial runways in Europe resides in the Conway Valley in Wales. Visitors can choose from a variety of routes providing-fantastic views, speeds of 100 mph and a caving […] Read more

Smile Like Zebedee With Playground Springers

Wednesday, 16th August 2017 3:30 pm
If you are a fan of, ‘The Magic Roundabout’, you may associate playground springers with a character called Zebedee. He was the bouncy happy red faced, ‘Jack in The Box’, who was synonymous with high energy. Zebedee ended each programme with the phrase, ‘Time For Bed’. Interestingly, research into the benefits of playground springers shows […] Read more

How Educational Playground Equipment Sharpens The Mind And Body

Wednesday, 12th July 2017 1:51 pm
Educational playground equipment effortlessly highlights that learning and having fun are not two separate pastimes. Studies have shown that when people enjoy themselves while acquiring a new skill they are more likely to succeed. Learning outside has many health benefits and children who have access to educational playground equipment are also likely to feel more […] Read more
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