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‘A buffet to boost funds for Ulverston Mind’

Friday, 22nd June 2018 4:30 pm
Pulled Pork & Coleslaw Brioche Buns, Millionaires Shortbread and Gin, Poppy seed & Lemon Cake  were just some of the irresistible items on offer at our ‘Great British Make, Bake, Bring & Buy Buffet’ yesterday at Playdale HQ. The event was organised by Emma Simpson (pictured above) to boost our fundraising for the fantastic local […] Read more

Charity golf event in support of Bendrigg Trust

Friday, 15th June 2018 4:48 pm
‘The ultimate judge of your swing is the flight of the ball’ Following the success and enjoyment of last year’s Playdale charity golf event, we decided to do it again! Teams made up of Playdale staff and local keen golfers spent a happy afternoon in the sun last Friday,  putting, pitching and driving to raise […] Read more

How Creative Play Links To The EYFS

Tuesday, 12th June 2018 4:03 pm
Creative play is an exciting way for children to learn about the world around them. Young children acquire skills rather than being taught them. Imaginative and creative play develops children’s; emotional, social, physical, cognitive, speaking and listening skills. Children enjoy the play activities so much that they are not aware that they are learning so […] Read more

How To Use Outdoor Gym Equipment

Tuesday, 29th May 2018 4:23 pm
Outdoor gym equipment is a brilliant way to exercise in the fresh air. Most equipment is easily accessible to tempt people to use it. It is brilliant for people who like to combine going to the gym with exercising in fresh air. Participating in at least 30 minutes of exercise every day improves health and […] Read more

Where Are The Longest Aerial Runways In The World?

Wednesday, 23rd May 2018 2:58 pm
Aerial Runways or zip wires are exciting for people of all ages. The sheer thrill of gliding along the wire gives us the freedom of flying free from the restraints of gravity. Playground zip wires are easily accessible for children of all ages. Young children enjoy the ride with their parents supporting them while older […] Read more

How Multi Use Game Areas Encourage Teamwork

Tuesday, 15th May 2018 12:24 pm
Multi-use game areas (MUGAs) are recreational spaces where a number of team sports take place. Parks, recreational areas, schools, playgrounds and housing associations benefit from the play opportunities MUGAs provide. They are perfect if space is an issue and there are no green spaces nearby. Older children are able to meet in multi-use game areas […] Read more

Which Playground Equipment Suits Teenagers?

Wednesday, 9th May 2018 3:01 pm
We always associate playground equipment with young children. Teenagers are at a very important developmental stage and need equipment suitable for them. Young children learn through play and imagination while teenagers are preparing for the adult world. It is vital that teenagers have plenty of opportunities to socialise in order to learn how relationships work. […] Read more

Playdale’s Managing Director wins ‘Global Director of the Year’ award

Friday, 4th May 2018 4:47 pm
Playdale Playgrounds’ Managing Director, Barry Leahey MBE has been awarded Director of the Year in the global category at the Institute of Directors (IoD) North West Awards. The event took place last night at the Midland Hotel in Manchester and was hosted by a familiar face to many – BBC sports presenter and anchor of […] Read more

Why Are Public Playgrounds Important?

Wednesday, 2nd May 2018 3:09 pm
Public playgrounds are an iconic symbol of childhood. The first playgrounds were a German invention built to teach children how to play. 1859 saw the first British playground in Manchester. 1907 saw the introduction of playgrounds in America because President Roosevelt considered roads to be unsafe. The first playground equipment consisted of slides, swings, roundabouts […] Read more

Why Are Mud Kitchens Important?

Monday, 30th April 2018 4:38 pm
Mud kitchens are exciting, messy, creative areas to play. Having them in schools is a pretty new idea but children have been cooking up mud pies in their gardens for decades. The learning potential from mud kitchens is immense due to their creative nature. Participating in role play activities involving cooking are the most obvious […] Read more
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