Wellness Posts

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

Introducing the PlayClean Lite system!

Wednesday, 19th August 2020 8:30 am
Our NEW PlayClean Lite is a fantastic addition to our playground sanitisation range. We now have two automatic, outdoor hand sanitiser stations to suit your playground needs and budgets. With hand sanitiser stations becoming the new norm in public outdoor spaces, many temporary stations have seen damage and vandalism, leading to significant cost implications for […] Read more

Playdale launching new company values

Friday, 1st November 2019 9:00 am
Phil Jackson once said ‘The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.’ Teams made up of Playdale staff took part in a fun-filled afternoon full of tactical mind games, physical challenges and lots of laughs! The aim of this event was to bring all Playdale staff […] Read more

Part of the Playdale family

Tuesday, 3rd July 2018 2:23 pm
Proud to be part of Playdale As a family run business, Playdale Playgrounds Ltd prides itself on creating exciting, innovative and challenging outdoor play equipment. This makes children smile all over the world. This year marks Playdale’s 40th birthday and we’d like to take this opportunity to show you why our employees are proud to […] Read more

PE & Sport Premium Funding for schools

Tuesday, 24th April 2018 3:09 pm
One of the ways to effectively utilise your PE & Sport Premium is to install outdoor play and sports equipment that will encourage pupils to be more physically active. The Government’s guidance to schools on spending the newly increased funding states that ‘Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the […] Read more

The long-lasting benefits of investing PE and Sport Premium funding

Friday, 10th July 2020 2:00 pm
Being active is absolutely vital for our children’s mental and physical health now more than ever. With the PE and Sport Premium funding stream continuing in 2022 and any unspent funds  being carried over until July 2022  there has never been a better time to consider the best ways to utilise this funding. How can this […] Read more

How Does Outdoor Fitness Equipment Work?

Tuesday, 20th February 2018 3:08 pm
Outdoor fitness equipment provides the same benefits of going to the gym without having to pay a penny. Councils strategically place outdoor gym equipment where people can come across it easily. This is to allow everyone to have access to outdoor fitness equipment and improve the health of the local people. Regular exercise has been […] Read more

The Rise Of The Trim Trail

Friday, 20th January 2017 4:47 pm
You only have to read interviews with head teachers to realise how important trim trails for schools are. When head teachers are describing all of the positive aspects of their schools they mention teaching, reward systems, circle time, forest areas and that they have a trim trail in the playground. Having playground equipment that encourages […] Read more

Trim Trails For School

Monday, 19th September 2016 4:20 pm
To the untrained adult eye trim trails for schools appear to be a collection of wooden logs and bridges laid out to look like an obstacle course. Children on the other hand see challenges, adventures and hours of entertainment. Trim trails help children to develop physically, emotionally, socially and imaginatively. All children enjoy playing on […] Read more

How School Playground Equipment Encourages Active Learning

Thursday, 16th June 2016 10:36 am
The emphasis on academic achievement at school and access to numerous gadgets at home encourage children to spend a lot of time inside.  Children who don’t get the opportunity to play outside, miss out on many surprising health benefits and learning opportunities. School playground equipment allows children to participate in free play activities during break […] Read more

Be Active Be Healthy – the new Playdale staff mantra!

Tuesday, 10th May 2016 4:12 pm
Earlier on this year, in conjunction with Clare Tonkin, Fitness Coordinator at North Country Leisure’s Ulverston Leisure Centre, we launched our very first ‘Be Active, Be Healthy’ campaign. The idea behind it was to motivate and encourage the workforce to be healthy and active. With a healthier staff, there’s no doubt that any business can […] Read more

Combat Obesity With Outdoor Gym Equipment

Tuesday, 3rd May 2016 4:05 pm
Councils are increasingly aware of the need to encourage people in their areas to exercise. Some are installing outdoor gym equipment to help combat obesity.  Often gym membership costs and lack of motivation prevents individuals from getting regular exercise. The Cost Of Obesity Outdoor gym equipment won’t only allow you to wear summer clothes confidently […] Read more