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Playdale’s MD receives MBE from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace

Thursday, 14th December 2017 3:19 pm
Earlier this year we announced that Barry Leahey, Playdale’s Managing Director, had been named on the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours List to receive an MBE for ‘Services to UK Trade & Investment and Exports’. The definition of MBE is Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. Barry has been the driving force […]
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Why Do Children Love Playground Roundabouts?

Wednesday, 6th December 2017 2:30 pm
Playground roundabouts are one of the most popular pieces of playground equipment. Children get a thrill from spinning as fast as they can. Apart from the buzz and speed, there are scientific reasons why playground roundabouts are so fantastic. Spinning activates vestibular stimulation which helps the body learn how to balance. Children are natural risk […]

Why Is A Storytelling Chair A Portal Into Different Worlds?

Wednesday, 22nd November 2017 11:46 am
A storytelling chair has the same magical qualities as the wardrobe in C.S. Lewis’ book, ‘The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe’. As soon as anyone sits on one they are transported to wonderful and amazing worlds. Children who sit around the chair, with baited breath, become part of the great adventure. Whether the story […]
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The creation of a fantastic play space at Clare Castle

Tuesday, 21st November 2017 3:42 pm
Clare Castle Country Park Client:
Clare, Sudbury, SuffolkLocation:
Client: Clare Castle Country Park Location: Clare, Sudbury, Suffolk Clare Castle Country Park is said to be ‘Suffolk’s most diverse Country Park’ and is a haven for history and wildlife. The park is owned by Clare Town Council and run by an independent charitable trust with whom Playdale has built a relationship with over the last […]

Rigby Hall School are revelling in their revamped outdoor space!

Friday, 10th November 2017 3:15 pm
Rigby Hall SchoolClient:
Bromsgrove, WorcestershireLocation:
Client: Rigby Hall School Location: Bromsgrove, Worcestershire Rigby Hall School is an all age special school taking pupils between the ages of four and nineteen, with moderate or severe learning difficulties. In recent years, pupils at the school only had a large tarmac yard area to play on during breaks. With football being the game […]