Paul Mallinson

Paul Mallinson

Technical & Operations Director


Joined Playdale


About me:

Born in Lancaster but moved up to the Lake District when I was six. Studied Mechanical & Production Engineering for 4 years at Kendal and then Newcastle and joined Playdale full time when I finished my course. Became Technical Manager in 1994 and progressed to Technical & Operations Director in 2004. I have four children who are useful ‘Playground Test Engineers’. A keen mountain biker, a local footballer in my day, and I now coach the local junior team who my eldest son plays for.

 Best thing about my job:

I love seeing new products being designed, developed and implemented into production to a high standard of quality. Seeing our vast range of in-house designed products produced in the Playdale factory and successfully installed on thousands of play areas throughout the world gives a real sense of achievement, purpose and makes me feel proud of what we do.

Favourite playground:

Allithwaite Play Area. A good mix of Playdale products on a well used local play area in the village where I live. It provides a wide range of activities for all ages of children and it serves the local community well, including my own children.

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What our customers say...

Our collaboration and partnership with Playdale have exceeded our expectations. The delivered equipment arrived  as promised, adhering to agreed-upon timelines and accompanied by comprehensive installation instructions. It’s essential to highlight that our relationship with Playdale transcends mere business; it is characterised by professionalism, punctuality, and a commitment to honouring agreements and deadlines. The team at Playdale consistently demonstrates openness in consultations, freely sharing valuable knowledge across all levels.

Playdale Distributor-Croatia

After 15 years of maintaining all play equipment brands in Ireland, Murphy Playgrounds can confirm that Playdale play equipment needs minimal maintenance compared to any other international brand, a testament to the quality of Playdale playground equipment.

Murphy Playgrounds: Playground Supplier

Thank you to Danielle at Playdale Playgrounds for helping us at The SENAD Group to provide playground upgrades across our properties as required, the design and advice service has been excellent to allow us to find the correct equipment to meet our students sensory and activity needs whilst ensuring the equipment fits in the spaces we have and is finished to a high standard.

Paul Munyard Property and Facilities Manager SENAD Group

The entire process has been managed perfectly.  Not only are the stations all good quality ,so have the communications and interactions off the whole team.  From initial response to my enquiry, it’s been a fantastic experience and the end to end management, comms and delivery have been second to none.

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