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October 2018

Play areas big and small

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When it comes to installing playground equipment no job is too small for us here at Outdoor Play UK. Although we install play areas up and down the country, we also carry out a lot of work at local schools and play parks here in Devon and this summer has been no exception with all manner of work at schools, Academies, holiday parks and local attractions right here on our doorstep.

We love taking on new projects where we provide both the design of play areas for children but also the manufacture of play equipment. Whether it’s making the timeless classics like wooden climbing frames and adventure trails or installing more specific things like musical play equipment it is always good to be involved in a new play area installation.

A wooden play tower for children

A wooden tower for children is great for imaginative play

Much of the wooden play equipment that we supply is made here in our workshops by skilled craftsmen. We enjoy working with wood and timber built play products remain very popular, offering a nice natural and safe solution for children’s play areas. Swings, sandboxes, play towers and climbing frames are some of the most popular playground products favoured by schools and nurseries.

We were pleased to supply this play tower to a local school earlier this month which was installed on mulch and safety surfacing. Within minutes of us completing the work and opening the play area there were plenty of smiley children clambering about on the wooden spas and making their way to the lookout tower. Once up the tower the quickest way is down using the slide before moving on to the next activity.

Wooden play tower with slide

Clamber up and slide down from the wooden play tower

This type of theme play is important for children’s development so we are always looking for new designs for play boats , planes, towers and even castles that provide lots of fun and gets the kids imagination working overtime. At nursery and primary school ages, playtime is a particularly rewarding part of the day for kids as they get the opportunity to use their imagination and burn off some energy.

At Outdoor Play UK we know how to produce play areas that inspire imagination look great and fit in to their environment. All our play equipment is designed to address children’s needs for physical emotional and learning requirements. We use our experience to ensure that we supply and install play equipment that suits the target age group, their abilities and is inclusive so that there is something for everyone. More and more reports are confirming that good play equipment is proven to have positive benefits on pupil attainment.

Public Health England produced a recent report that also confirms that “Children and young people who are aerobically fit have higher academic scores”  so we make sure that the design of all pay areas includes all types of play equipment to ensure a healthy balance of physical or aerobic exercise, imaginative play, musical play and even problem solving activities. We can offer such a wide range of school play equipment that we can cater for all manner of interests and of course to ensure that a fun time is had by all !

So, if you are looking for ideas as to how to imprive the play areas at your nursery, school, Academy or play park then please feel free to call us for a chat to see how we can help.