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EYFS Outdoor Equipment & the Curriculum

Wednesday, 12th May 2021 10:15 am
How does EFYS outdoor equipment link to the curriculum?   Development during EYFS Children learn and develop quicker in their early years than any other time in their lives, so it is crucial that they are given an environment that allows them to grow and flourish. Children of all ages learn through exploration, experimentation, listening […]
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Playdale Recognises its Family

Tuesday, 6th April 2021 4:49 pm
Playdale Playgrounds would like to congratulate our long-serving Contracts Manager, Michael Marsden, on his retirement. Michael, or “Mardy” to his friends, has spent 37 great years with us at Playdale and will be much missed by everyone in the Playdale family. As a special parting gift for his retirement, Michael was presented with a personalised […]
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Guide to Playground Funding – Part 1

Thursday, 1st April 2021 2:50 pm
We at Playdale are very aware of the community focal point that a good playground can provide, and what a positive impact they can make. A playground can represent a hugely positive asset to a community or public space. Even with the best will in the world, a quality, fun and hard-wearing playground can represent […]
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Celebrating our heritage with #TEAM t-shirts

Tuesday, 26th January 2021 2:52 pm
During a recent company update, our Managing Director launched ‘#TEAM Playdale’ heritage t-shirts. The new Playdale t-shirts not only emphasis our #TEAM values but also every employee’s own heritage within the business. The colour palette reflects each of the Playdale values and the individual employee numbers represent when they joined Playdale. Our Managing Director Barry […]
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The advantages of metal playground equipment

Tuesday, 20th October 2020 12:32 pm
Within our industry, we get asked many questions regarding metal playground equipment. Some of our most frequently asked questions include: Is it vandal resistant? Is it suitable for a rural play area? If your product is not painted how do you provide colour? With these questions in mind, we want to explore the benefits of […]
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What Is The Best Playground Equipment?

Wednesday, 6th January 2021 10:00 am
Children all a have favourite piece of playground equipment that they play on every time they visit the playground. The best pieces of playground equipment are robust, safe, challenging and imaginative. Choosing a supplier of high-quality playground equipment involves research taking design, safety features and longevity into consideration. The Association Of Play Industries (API) is […]
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Our NEW Frontiers product range is here!

Tuesday, 25th February 2020 10:34 am
Playdale is excited to announce the launch of our brand new stainless steel multi-play range, Frontiers! Designed for children aged 5 to teens, Frontiers breaks from the traditional play providing a new transparent play experience that is out of this world! These three new unique units (Nucleus, Origin and Horizon) are packed full of play […]
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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 2021 and any unspent funds from 2020 being carried over there has never been a better time to consider the best ways to utilise this funding. How can this funding help schools? The […]
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The Magic of a Storytelling Chair

Thursday, 4th March 2021 10:08 am
Even in this technically advanced world children will still abandon their computers and relish the opportunity to listen to and participate in a storytelling session. Story time is a wonderful opportunity for children to focus their imagination, develop concentration skills, ask questions relating to the characters and develop their listening skills. Storytelling can take place almost anywhere but creating a special area outside can make the experience even more magical. A Storytelling Chair is the perfect focal point for sharing stories in a school or visitor centre environment.
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Making Smiles at Millom Park

Friday, 18th June 2021 4:47 pm
We are absolutely delighted have provided this exciting new play area in Millom, Cumbria that opened earlier this afternoon! The vibrant and themed design features a fantastic selection of challenging, fun equipment for a wide range of ages and abilities including a bespoke Mountain Tower multi-play unit! Here’s a sneak peek of the finished installation […]
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Why Choose Playdale?

Tuesday, 15th June 2021 12:00 pm
Playdale are not the only playground manufacture you could choose to help build your perfect playground. However we feel we go the extra mile to ensure that your playspace becomes something extra special and buts smiles of children’s faces.  From concept, to planning, to building and aftercare, we offer an utterly comprehensive service to make […]
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The Benefits of Educational Play

Thursday, 10th June 2021 9:34 am
Schools are, first and foremost, places of learning. A child’s education needs to be broad and far-reaching, and, ideally, schooling will be something that they enjoy. As their minds discover new knowledge and apply it to the world around them, it will lead to them wanting to know more. In order to pick up the […]
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Gressenhalls amazing adventure playground in the heart of Norfolk countryside

Tuesday, 20th April 2021 1:06 pm
Norfolk County Council - Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Museum of Norfolk Life - Recreated workhouse, museum of life on the land and rare breeds farm.Client:
The heart of Norfolk countrysideLocation:
Client: Norfolk County Council – Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Museum of Norfolk Life – Recreated workhouse, museum of life on the land and rare breeds farm. Location: The heart of Norfolk countryside ‘The Playdale team worked closely with us to develop a vibrant theme for our new adventure playground at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, which […]

Fairhaven Lakes fantastic new play area on the stunning Fylde Coast

Wednesday, 23rd September 2020 9:22 am
Fylde Borough CouncilClient:
Fairhaven Lake in the popular seaside town of Lytham St AnnesLocation:
Playdale Playgrounds was absolutely thrilled to win the tender to design, build and install the new Adventure Playground at Fairhaven Lake on the Fylde Coast. The new play area installation is part of a wider Fairhaven National Lottery Heritage Fund Redevelopment project. It was match funded from a successful Lancashire Environmental Fund submitted by the […]