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August 2018

Outdoor Play equipment for Holiday Parks

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Devon is as everyone knows a very popular holiday destination for families, with the lure of sandy beaches the moors and our infamous cream teas you can understand why. Many families choose to stay at one of the many holiday parks here in Devon and take advantage of all the on-site facilities including the vast range of outdoor play equipment which many of the holiday parks have.

When we install outdoor play equipment at schools we generally cater for primary school children however when we install at holiday parks we supply bespoke play equipment that is suitable for children of a a bigger age range to make sure there is something for all ages. We also tailor the bespoke play equipment to make sure that it is in keeping with the surrounding natural features and that it caters for kids of all ages and ability.

Prett pencil fencing for play areas

Pretty pencil fencing for play areas always goes down well with younger children

The play equipment for the younger children tends to include activities that cater for the most basic of challenges including the key experiences of swinging, rocking, sliding and general clambering around. More often than not the play areas for younger children are supervised by parents but they like to have playground fencing included to keep the kids safe. Safety surfacing is also a must to reduce the risk of injury so we often introduce colours and sometimes games such as hop scotch or letters and numbers in to the safety surfacing.

This wooden pirates play boat proves popular

Wooden play equipment including play boats are popular

Wooden outdoor play equipment is always popular and this can include adventurous play and imagintive play such as this pirate play boat.

For the slightly older children we introduce opportunities for children to take more risk through climbing, balancing and negotiating movable rope walks. See our range of adventure trails here which can combine many types of play opportunity. All of this more adventurous play helps to encourage multi users which is good for interaction where they can mix and play freely as well as actively encouraging social development.

Often when we install at holiday parks the mix includes a section for imaginative and explorative play which can take many forms. In addition there may be a separate quieter area where musical play can be enjoyed. Our range of tubular bells, chimes, drums such as the congas and xylophones all of which offers cognitive, emotional and physical play opportunities for everyone.

Musical play for younger children

Xlophones, drums and chimes are great for young children

So if you are looking for outdoor play equipent for holiday parks then give us a call and we will be very happy to visit your location to see the play space that you have and discuss the options you have available to make the holiday park play experience a true success for children of all ages.

Summertime at Outdoor Play UK

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The summertime is a busy time here at outdoor play. With the kids off for a few weeks it’s an ideal time for us to visit school play areas to prepare quotations for new play equipment while things are quiet.

With this summer having been so hot there have been lots of enquiries for playground equipment that provides some shade like our wooden shelters and imaginative play areas that provide protection from both the sun and the rain. These wooden shelters come in all shapes and sizes including the Dartmouth gazebo that can seat unto 30 children and is made from FSC pressure treated redwood timber.

We offer bespoke design for the sun shelters to ensure that it fits in nicely with other play equipment that you may have installed. These shelters offer protection all year round whether it’s from the sun’s harmful rays in the summertime or the rain and snow come the winter. Looking at the past 12 months weather a playground shelter is a must have.

A sun shelter for kids at school

A wooden shelter protects children from sun rain and snow

We have several installations going on this summer with a number of schools opting for musical play equipment which is proving very popular with the younger school children who can’t leave them alone. The chimes and conga drums seem to be the most popular for kids of primary school age and are always in use during break times and after school.

Conga drums in the school pay area

Musical play for school children includes these colourful conga drums

Easy to install and ideal for smaller play areas, musical play items can add an enchanting new dimension to play grounds while also being used for lessons and drumming and music therapy sessions.

Another play activity that has been very popular this year is our adventure trails which come in all shapes and sizes and can be tailored to suit the pay space that you have available. Adventure trails include a number of physical challenges that are strung together in sequence encouraging the kids to run, jump and scramble their way across wooden clatter bridges, along rope traverses, climb over obstacles and hang from monkey ladders or tyre walks.

Wooden adventure trails installed in school play area

Climbing, jumping leaping and hanging in the wooden adventure trail at school

Adventure trail activities promote many benefits for the kids during play time, primarily they allow children to burn off lots of energy but also promote skills such as balance and coordination while building core body strength.

We have had increased interest for play equipment installation from nurseries and preschool groups who want to add some activities to their outdoor play areas. We have a good range of activity panels all suitable for playgrounds including free standing and wall mounted panels. These range from music panels to simple sports panels where a range of simple games are on offer.

These fun and durable playground panels are fun and provide a new way to play and learn new skills and are ideal for nursery children as they are safe and are ideal for play areas with limited space as they can be attached to walls leaving more playground space.