Staff Posts

Ben’s brilliant year of sporting success!

Wednesday, 16th November 2016 4:40 pm
WARNING – reading this article may make you feel exhausted! Ben Hodgson works as an Assembler in our Timber Shop and this year he’s been a man on a mission. Many of us enter organised sporting events such as 10k runs, half marathons or small triathlons but would generally only undertake perhaps one of these […] Read more

Welcome to Playdale Candy!

Wednesday, 16th November 2016 10:55 am
Playdale would like to introduce our newest member of the team, Candy Nicoll.  She joins our team of 2D Designers at our Head Office in Haverthwaite. Candy lives in Barrow-in-Furness and when she’s not at work enjoys going to the gym, taking part in an aerial silks class and horse riding. Candy and her horse […] Read more

API Membership Setting The Standards For Playground Equipment Installers

Tuesday, 15th November 2016 4:11 pm
Playground Equipment Installers have the pleasure of being the final stage in the purchase of playground equipment. Once they have completed their work a new magical area will exist that will bring immense joy and play opportunities for many children. It is therefore vitally important that playground equipment installers follow strict guidelines to ensure that […] Read more

Sophie O’Sullivan chats to John Croasdale about the Playdale Story

Tuesday, 15th November 2016 12:17 pm
Ace reporter Sophie O’Sullivan interviews Playdale’s Chairman John Croasdale about the history of Playdale Playgrounds and the move to our current Head Office site 20 years ago in October 1996. Sophie’s Mum Lisa is one of the original Playdale Team Members and has now worked at Playdale for 21 years. We think you’ll agree she’s […] Read more

Welcome to Playdale Rhianna!

Wednesday, 9th November 2016 11:54 am
Playdale would like to introduce our newest member of the team, Rhianna Harper.  She joins our team of Sales Coordinators at our Head Office in Haverthwaite. In her spare time, Rhianna is a big ‘foody’ and enjoys trying out different independent restaurants and experimenting with new recipes at home. She loves to travel and is […] Read more

Celebrating 20 years at Playdale HQ

Friday, 28th October 2016 5:15 pm
October 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the opening of the current Playdale Head Office and Factory at Haverthwaite which were officially unveiled back in October 1996. The early years Playdale was established in 1978 with just four employees. The former Playdale Works & Offices from 1978 to 1996 were at Bridge End in Haverthwaite; […] Read more

Ambitious Apprentices

Thursday, 6th October 2016 4:33 pm
Playdale are embracing the successful, nationwide Apprenticeship Scheme with the recruitment of Owen Price and Scott Phizacklea; our very first apprentices. Why we have done it? Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job, with study. We saw the opportunity for apprentices to fill the skills gap that exists within our current work force and acted […] Read more

‘Changing lives with every slice’

Friday, 30th September 2016 4:31 pm
Chocolate & Guinness Cupcakes, Lemon, Raspberry & Almond Cake and Oreo Squares were just some of the irresistible baked goodies on offer at our Macmillan Coffee Morning yesterday. Any good intentions were soon forgotten as the event was declared open and the donation box started filling up fast. Coffee & cake was soon the order […] Read more

Introducing the newest members of the Playdale Team!

Tuesday, 20th September 2016 11:16 am
Playdale are delighted to introduce the newest members of the Playdale Team (from left to right)… Scott Garnett, the first of our new 2D Playground Designers.  Scott is from Askam-in-Furness and has just completed a degree in History.  In his spare time he enjoys playing sport and his guitar. Ryan Douglas is our new 3D […] Read more

Picnic & Play…in Ireland

Friday, 8th July 2016 4:47 pm
Despite the recent mixed bag of weather, summer is officially here and the school holidays are just around the corner so children will need entertaining once again during the long summer break. When you can find a great park with exciting play equipment to suit all ages and space to relax over a picnic, what […] Read more