Declan Dunne

Declan Dunne

Area Manager - Cumbria, North East & Yorkshire


Joined Playdale


About me:

Born in Bradford, I now reside in Rodley, Leeds, alongside my wonderful wife Katie and our adorable daughter, Alice. While I have a fondness for nearly any form of competitive sport, football and golf hold a special place in my heart. Additionally, I take great pleasure in the great outdoors, with the Peak District being one of my favorite destinations for exploration and adventure. Live music is another passion of mine, and whenever bands are on tour, I make it a point to visit new venues, aiming to experience as many as possible.

The best thing about my job:

I’ve always found joy in connecting with new people, but now having the opportunity to assist them in designing and creating incredible play areas for children of all ages is truly remarkable. The thought of being able to tell my daughter, as she grows older, that her dad played a part in delivering a specific playground fills me with immense pride and happiness. It’s a feeling that I cherish deeply.

Favourite playground:

The adventure play area at the National Trust’s Cragside visitor attraction in Northumberland which has a wide selection of our timber playground equipment, the first of which was installed in 1999! The equipment blends in really well with its rural setting and features a timber Aerial Runway, Jukebox Junior Multi-Play Unit, Springers, Little Hamlet Toddler Multi-Play Unit, Log Cabin, Mini Playframe, Twister and items from our timber Adventure Trail range. The equipment is still in great condition, packed with play value and the area has plenty to play on for all ages and abilities.

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What our customers say...

"Once again very happy with the service that Playdale have provided from start to finish.  The equipment is made to a high standard and is excellent quality.  Highly recommended!"
Janine Pierce, Headteacher, Yarlside Academy, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria
We are absolutely delighted with the service we have been given and the finished product is amazing for our children to play on. Everyone that I spoke to at Playdale since I first made contact have been very supportive and the end product is exactly what we were looking for. Huge thanks to everyone at Playdale for these fantastic products.
Shaun Myers, Stanhope Barrington C of E Primary School, Bishop Auckland
"Playdale is a market leader and produce some of the best play equipment available today in my opinion. Playdale also offers a fantastic sales and after sales service and has always gone the extra mile to ensure we get what we want. I would have no hesitation in using Playdale for my future projects!"    
Dave Bennison, Technical Officer, City Bradford Metropolitan DC