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Which Safety Surface Is Best For Me?

Which Safety Surfacing Is Best For Me?
If you are looking to create a new play area, one of the obvious questions is which safety surface will serve you best?

Both of our safety surfaces are impact absorbent and non-slip, they have also been tested to both British and European safety standards. This said, some projects would […]

What Options Are There For Repairing Playground Surfaces?

What Options Are There For Repairing Playground Surfacing?
Arriving in the morning to find your playground surfacing has been damaged can be heart-breaking and infuriating. The important thing is what you do next. Luckily there are a number of options available if you find your surfacing has been damaged.
So what can you do?
If the damaged area […]

Should We Allow Children To Take More Risks?

Should We Allow Children To Take More Risks?
As we head towards a new calendar year, it’s important to look back and take stock of the last 12 months. In 2017 we saw a growing back lash against the ‘snowflake’ generation and more conversation about instilling resilience in school aged children.

Of course, whether you are a […]

How To Deal With Icy Playgrounds

How To Deal With Icey Playgrounds
As the days get colder, and the nights get longer, teachers and care takers all over the country begin to worry… Will Jack Frost wreak havoc on their playgrounds tonight?

Frost, snow and ice can cause major problems in playgrounds. Although it may seem fun for children, ice can make the […]

Easy Ways Schools Can Encourage Outdoor Activity

Easy Ways Schools Can Encourage Outdoor Activity
School playgrounds should be a hive of activity, with children making the most of the time between lessons to have fun and get active. However as ever younger children bring mobile phones into schools, it is easy to see how break time activity can slip into decline.

Even schools who […]

How Your Nursery Can Encourage Embodied Learning

How Your Nursery Can Encourage Embodied Learning
There are many arguments about the best way to get young children engaged in learning, however, a lot of people agree the idea of Embodied Learning is one of the best.

In its basic form embodied learning is founded on the idea children learn best when using their own bodies […]

Does Your Playground Reduce Bullying?

A recent study from New Zealand suggests that the design of a playground could have an impact on the levels of bullying reported within a school.

The study followed children aged between 6 – 9 years old in 16 schools over a period of two years. Eight of the selected schools received a modified playground that […]

Little Known Ways to Improve Your Nursery’s Garden

Little Known Ways to Improve Your Nursery’s Garden
An outdoor learning environment offers children experiences that are harder to provide in the same way indoors.  A garden filled with lots of opportunities can support health, stimulate risk-taking and sensory experiences. It’s also worth remembering that offering a safe and exciting place to explore may be the […]

How We Spent Our Summer

How We Spent Our Summer
The summer holidays are our busiest time of year. Whilst the schools are quiet, it’s our turn to head into playgrounds and install our play surfacing.  Once again, our summer has been spent working on some really exciting play areas. We’ve installed both our safety surfaces at schools across the UK. Many […]

Get Rid of Mud Once and For All!

Get Rid of Mud Once and For All!

The Problem with Mud in Playgrounds
Schools and nurseries with small playgrounds of mainly fields know all too well that mud can restrict play and outdoor learning. Even when it’s not raining, mud can still stop children from getting outside at break time.

Any play equipment in the school playground, […]

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