1978 – 1989 – ‘Playdale Playgrounds Ltd. is born!’

1989 – Jack Croasdale meets the Princess Royal at the opening of the Horse Guard Parade Play Area, Hyde Park.


1981 – The original classic Adventure Trail was designed and launched.


1978 – Playdale Playgrounds was born! The playground at Leven Valley Playing Fields in Haverthwaite was old and needed to be replaced. Jack Croasdale was building the new community centre at the time and asked his son John to get some playground equipment brochures. Once they saw that some of the equipment was constructed from timber logs, they decided to make their own.

In 1978 they built three other playgrounds and in 1983 they finished the old timber business to focus solely on building playground equipment


Old Factory Yard


1978: 4 Employees



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