Post Archive

Top Safety Accreditation for Playdale!

Thursday, 11th January 2018 3:38 pm
We are very pleased to announce that we have been awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving ‘excellence in health and safety in the workplace’. Alcumus SafeContractor is a leading third-party accreditation scheme which recognises extremely rigorous standards in health and safety management amongst contractors. It is used by thousands of organisations in the UK including SMEs and […] Read more

Playdale Playgrounds’ 2017 Festive Football Tournament

Thursday, 21st December 2017 2:30 pm
Following the success & enjoyment of last two years’ Playdale Festive Football Tournaments, we decided to carry on the tradition this year! Playdale staff from across the business, including our Area Managers from across the UK, joined in the fun tournament at the end of last week. The emphasis was on fun but there was, […] Read more

Our Christmas 2017 opening hours

Wednesday, 20th December 2017 10:31 am
Please note that our offices will close for the Christmas holiday at 12.30pm on Friday 22nd December 2017 and re-open on Tuesday 2nd January 2018 at 9.00am. We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our customers, distributors and suppliers a wonderful Christmas and a very happy and playful New Year! Read more

How To Raise Money For Playground Equipment By Inviting Santa

Tuesday, 19th December 2017 11:53 am
Christmas is the time of year where many charities raise money for their cause. It is a wonderful opportunity to raise money for playground equipment too. Local playgrounds are the hub of any community and are the perfect place to organise a visit from Santa. Playground committees play a vital role in ensuring that children […] Read more

How To Transform Your School Playground Equipment Into Santa’s Workshop

Monday, 18th December 2017 3:58 pm
School playground equipment can provide the perfect antidote for festive distractions. With a little bit of imagination and reindeer dust you can transform your playground equipment into Santa’s workshop. Christmas time in schools is a chaotic mixture of naughty and nice. Rehearsals for the Nativity play are in full flow and children can hardly contain […] Read more

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 […] Read more

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 […] Read more

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 […] Read more

Walking to help them keep flying!

Friday, 17th November 2017 4:46 pm
As many of you will remember, two dedicated teams of Playdale staff members donned their trainers to walk (& run!) the Keswick to Barrow (K2B) and the Coniston to Barrow (C2B) charity races back in May this year. Their incredible efforts and achievements were to raise money for the North West Air Ambulance (NWAA) who […] Read more

Why Preschool Playground Equipment Is Magic

Thursday, 19th October 2017 3:25 pm
Imagine waking up excited about the magic day you are going to have. That’s exactly what it is like for preschool children. Preschool playground equipment provides many opportunities for magical play. There is nothing more wonderful than seeing the world through the eyes of a toddler. Every stick, feather or stone is a piece of […] Read more
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