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Celebrating our ambitious apprentices

Friday, 31st January 2020 5:06 pm
This week marks the 13th annual National Apprenticeship Week (NAW), a fantastic initiative that highlights the importance of apprenticeships for employers and young people in the UK. The theme of this year’s NAW focuses on encouraging parents, teachers, employers and young people to “Look Beyond’, and celebrate the diversity and value that apprenticeships bring to […] Read more

Playdale welcomes two new members to its UK Sales Team

Tuesday, 10th September 2019 10:30 am
We’re delighted to welcome two new Area Managers to our UK Sales Team! Jonathan Dunn is looking forward to being out on the road across the North East of England as well as North, East and West Yorkshire. Adam Armstrong is going to be covering the following counties: Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Greater London, Oxfordshire and […] Read more

Our MD receives the Freedom Of The City Of London

Tuesday, 13th August 2019 4:31 pm
At the same time, Barry becomes an Honorary Professorial Fellow at Lancaster University’s Management School. Our Managing Director Barry Leahey MBE, has received the Freedom of the City of London. It is an honour given to valued members of the community who have achieved success, recognition or celebrity in their chosen field. Barry is now […] Read more

Our NEW range of outdoor fitness equipment!

Thursday, 23rd May 2019 11:41 am
Playdale is excited to bring you Street Workouts by Playparc! Our range of outdoor strength & fitness calisthenics equipment for everyone aged 14 years+. ‘Urban’ calisthenics are a type of street workout where individuals and groups train outdoors using gross motor movements including swinging, pushing, pulling, jumping, flipping and bending. The Street Workouts range offers […] Read more

Playdale’s Christmas GROTto!

Friday, 21st December 2018 1:20 pm
Forget ‘less is more’, our Technical Team has gone all out this Christmas and transformed their office into a gaudy grotto! It’s so over the top it’s tack-tastic! Playdale staff gave donations for one of our 2018 chosen good causes, the Bendrigg Trust, to tour the garish GROTto. Enjoy! Read more

Adventure Playground at Brockhole on Windermere – The Lake District Visitor Centre

Wednesday, 31st October 2018 3:53 pm
Brockhole’s brilliant new adventure playground (with breathtaking views) in the heart of the Lake District Earlier in the year, we reported on the opening of the exciting new adventure playground at Brockhole on Windermere; a hugely rewarding team effort from start to finish. Our new video here encapsulates the project journey and includes drone footage, […] Read more

Does your playground equipment meet the Safety Standards?

Tuesday, 23rd October 2018 11:02 am
How safe is your playground? The playground standard EN1176 helps protect children playing. All Playdale manufactured equipment has been independently tested and most importantly been certified as proof of compliance to the European Playground Safety Standard. There is a huge difference between being certified and saying that you ‘conform to the safety standards’. These are […] Read more

Playdale’s MD trains for charity boxing match

Friday, 5th October 2018 3:11 pm
This short video shows the lighter side of this heavyweight champ… Read more about how our MD will don a pair of boxing gloves and enter the ring to take part in a physically and mentally grueling charity challenge  here Read more

Why Do We Love Aerial Runways So Much?

Monday, 20th August 2018 11:30 am
Everyone, regardless of size, enjoys the thrill of aerial runways. Many playgrounds have them as do forests and mountainsides. Children run to aerial runways and cast away their fear to enjoy the experience of flight. Adults fulfil their dreams of flying by whizzing down mountain valleys and breaking world records. Aerial runways or zip wires […] Read more

How School Playground Equipment Helps Children With Autism

Tuesday, 10th July 2018 4:06 pm
School playground equipment plays a major role in enriching children’s learning experience in the classroom. All children benefit from physical, social and imaginative play and playtime provides the perfect opportunity for them to experience this type of play. Children with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) benefit from outdoor play because it decreases their sensitivity to stimuli. […] Read more