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Archived News 2010

  • 08.12.2010

    Grand Opening of the ‘Dragon Mounds’
    Miracle Design and Play, together with the Friends of Northampton Racecourse have unveiled their second play area development on Northampton Racecourse this year.

  • 07.12.2010

    RPII launches: Play Inspector Finder
    To help play providers find play safety inspectors, hold costs and stay 'green', the Register of Play Inspectors (RPII) has added, ‘Find Your Nearest  Inspector’ to its website at www.playinspectors.com  

  • 03.12.2010

    Mirace Design & Play launch new website
    Miracle Design and Play Limited – the leading experts in UK outdoor play – have just released their brand new e-commerce website and it is going live today!

  • 30.11.2010

    Welcome to good, clean fun with surfacing specialist Notts Sport!
    Leading surfacing specialist Notts Sport is pioneering a new approach to cleaner living, thanks to an exclusive new addition to its cutting-edge range of products.

  • 30.11.2010

    The Teddy bear has a picnic at new Stanthorne Play Area
    A new play area has recently been opened in Stanthorne near Winsford in Cheshire as part of the ‘Art of Play’ project.

  • 26.11.2010

    Children vote Lappset Playworld a winner
    Pupils at Swiss Gardens Primary School, in Shoreham-on-Sea, are enjoying their newly installed play area, after voting for their favourite design.

  • 26.11.2010

    Notts Sport Aims To Help Junior Hockey Achieve Its Goals!
    Notts Sport, a leading supplier of synthetic sports surfacing systems, is supporting the development of hockey at grassroots and junior level.

  • 22.11.2010

    Leading Play Company Wins Customer Service Excellence Award
    2010 has proven to be an incredible award winning year for leading UK play and sports equipment manufacturer, Wicksteed Playscapes

  • 18.11.2010

    Padbury Village create Park for the Community
    Padbury’s Main Street Play Area recently re-opened its gates to the public after an extensive refurbishment program, unveiling a refurbished Village Play Space with a number of key pieces from Timberplay’s innovative product range.

  • 17.11.2010

    Notts Sport recruits new talent to provide top play solutions in Scotland
    Leading UK surfacing specialist Notts Sport has recruited a new Sales Manager to roll out its range of sports and play solutions across Scotland.  

  • 11.11.2010

    BALI 2011 and PlayFair 2011 co-locate at Stoneleigh Park 21 - 22 June 2011
    The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) has changed the dates of the launch exhibition next year to coincide with PlayFair 2011, which also takes place at Stoneleigh Park near Coventry and is run in conjunction with the Association of Play Industries (API)

  • 02.11.2010

    Wicksteed – finalists for 2 more awards!
    Award-winning play and sports equipment manufacturer, Wicksteed Playscapes, proudly announces that they have been selected as finalists in two categories for the forthcoming Northamptonshire Business Excellence Awards.

  • 02.11.2010

    Playgrounds Saved!
    The recent Government announcement that funding for playgrounds will not be entirely scrapped is welcome news to hundreds of communities that have campaigned tirelessly to save their local play area.

  • 01.11.2010

    Strength in numbers
    Indoor play providers and their supporters aim to deliver a quality, value-for-money play experience loved by kids and sought by adults.

  • 01.11.2010

    Sovereign to sponsor local football team
    Shoeburyness-based Sovereign Play Equipment, one of the leading suppliers of play and sports facilities in the UK, has demonstrated its commitment to the local community by sponsoring Rayleigh’s youth Football Club, Elmwood Colts.

  • 01.11.2010

    The Move
    Park Leisure has moved to a new 10,000 square metre site at Pivington Mill, Pluckley which brings together warehousing and factory operations.


     
  • 25.10.2010

    Is a new community playground a dream?  Could it become a reality?
    A clear vision of your community requirements is not enough; additional funding is often essential, too.  There are plenty of grants available, but how easily can they be sourced?

  • 21.10.2010

    Play areas ‘should last’ Quality is Key
    Over recent months there has been much furore over what makes a successful play area/play landscape, and no doubt the debates will for some time to come.

  • 21.10.2020

    Timberplay create brochure to inspire Leisure Market
    Renowned play specialist, Timberplay has created a stunning new brochure developed specifically for the Leisure and Tourist market. 20.10.2010

  • 20.10.2010

    Society Needs Play
    With still no news from the Government on the final cuts to children’s playgrounds, the future of Britain’s play areas remains in limbo.

  • 19.10.2010

    Playforce provides the gift of play to local pupils
    Pupils of North Bradley CE Primary School, Trowbridge, have been specially selected by school grounds specialist, Playforce, to receive free play equipment from the provider’s brand new Woodland Village range.

  • 18.10.2010

    Queens Park, Heywood, Rochdale
    Pendlewood Ltd recently designed and installed their latest play structure – and it’s now the centrepiece of the nation’s favourite park!

  • 18.10.2010

    Thorpe-Le-Soken’s New Play Area
    Thorpe-le-Soken village recently saw the grand opening of their long awaited new play area at Lady Nelson Playing Field by Miracle Design & Play Ltd.

  • 08.10.2010

    Children in Ghana receive a new mobile playground
    A large number of children in Ghana are enjoying the benefits of SNUG, a loose parts mobile playground which has been donated by playground equipment designer and manufacturer Sutcliffe Play.

  • 07.10.2010

    Scotland's Housing Expo draws 33,000 visitors
    Timberplay were delighted to lend their support to the recent Scotland’s Housing Expo, the UK's first ever eco-housing display.

  • 01.10.2010

    Community benefits of children's play areas
    The API has published a booklet to demonstrate through a series of case studies just how inspirational and beneficial children's play areas can be within communiites. Hard copies are available [click here] and add
    'Community benefits booklet' in the subject box

  • 01.10.2010

    Greenguard Children & Schools certification
    M&M Timber are happy to announce the products they supply have won a prestigous European award.


  • 30.09.2010

    Playforce sweeps gold in annual 5 to 7 Educator Awards
    Leading playground solution provider, Playforce, has received the gold award for its Mini-Beast Exploration Table in the 5 to 7 Educator Awards 2010.

  • 30.09.2010

    Design a Multi-Sports Facility in Minutes with Notts Sport’s New Free Design Guide
    Leading sports surfacing specialist Notts Sport has launched a handy step-by-step guide to help communities and activity providers design and develop synthetic Multi-Use Games Areas (MUGAs) to exactly match their needs.

  • 30.09.2010

    All Aboard At Cambridgeshire Adventure Playground
    Sutcliffe Play is putting the finishing touches to Cambridgeshire’s £1 million adventure playground.

  • 28.09.2010

    Get a Playful Perspective with a Climbing Forest
    Perspective is a wonderful thing – and that’s just what children get in spades from the top of one of Timberplay’s Climbing Forests. Bespoke Climbing Forests provide challenging play experiences and are becoming increasingly popular as play providers recognise the inherent play value within the product.

  • 28.09.2010

    Record RSS offer the great NRG and ECO giveaway!
    Record RSS are increasingly aware of the tremendous pressures we are all facing in these uncertain times – rising steel prices, energy costs, fuel bills, falling interest rates, and Government cut backs.

  • 15.09.2010

    Old Newton Cricket Club Bowled Over By New Notts Sport Facilities
    A grassroots cricket club has made a come-back to matchplay thanks to its new non-turf pitch, designed and supplied by the world’s leading supplier of synthetic cricket surfacing systems, Notts Sport Cricket.

  • 14.09.2010

    Award-winning company steal the show
    Another really successful show at SALTEX this year found the Wicksteed Playscapes’ team on exceptional form.

  • 14.09.2010

    Gold for Proludic
    Leading play company Proludic were awarded the Gold Stand Merit Award at IOG Saltex, just reward for the efforts that they made in ensuring an excellent customer experience for their visitors.

  • 09.09.2010

    Building A Natural Place for Play
    As part of the government’s National Play Strategy, Sutcliffe Play has worked with Doncaster Council to create a natural play scheme inline with Play England’s 10 Design for Play Principles.

  • 09.09.2010

    St Georges Junior School
    St Georges Junior School is situated in the heart of Weybridge in Surrey. Formally a convent school it was taken over ten years ago by St Georges and has now over 2000 pupils ranging from nursery age to six form.

  • Playbuilder Playground Cuts
    Emma Kane on GMTV discussing the possible Playbuilder cuts.


  • 31.08.2010

    Save Our Playgrounds!
    There are only days to go until the new Government makes its final decision on axing funding for 1300 ageing playgrounds promised to communities in the playbuilder scheme 2 years ago.

  • 27.08.2010

    National Play Day
    Wicksteed Playscapes was represented at two very different Play Day events this year where their play and sport equipment was put to particularly significant use during a nationwide celebration of children’s outdoor play.

  • 27.08.2010

    Botswana school discovers the benefits of snug at school
    A school in South Africa is discovering the benefits of SNUG, Sutcliffe Play’s dynamic playground equipment. Thornhill Primary School, Botswana is the latest school to invest in the revolutionary kit that is proving successful in schools across the world.

  • 26.08.2010

    eibe support “Eight 17 year old young people raise cash for Ben Parkinson.”
    They cycled from Fort George, Inverness in the north of Scotland to Fort Blockhouse, Gosport, in southern England, starting on 26th July and finishing on the 7th of August 2010. They visited as many military bases and town centres as possible on the way. They also raised over £15,000 to be put towards 2 new prose tic legs for Ben.

  • 26.08.2010

    Are you Splashing and Climbing and exploring this Summer?
    Eibe play and SSP Water Play have developed another flagship play area on the Sea front at Weston-super-Mare.

  • 19.08.2010

    Playdale complete largest play area yet!
    When tasked with giving 36-acre Wallace Park a new lease of life, Lisburn City Council knew a flagship play area would promise just that.

  • 18.08.2010

    Notts Sport Recruits New Talent As Demand For Cricket Facilities Grows In The South
    Leading surfacing specialist Notts Sport has welcomed a new recruit to help satisfy demand for its range of pitches and practice facilities in the south of England.

  • 18.08.2010

    BIG SOCIETY U TURN
    Last week’s Government announcement to freeze remaining PlayBuilder grants, for funding new and refurbished play areas, could well be the final nail in the coffin for the future of our children’s play grounds in Britain.

  • 17.08.2010

    From Street to Park: A New Home for Seaham’s Riders
    Wednesday, 5th August, 2010 saw the official opening of the Seaham Town Park BMX/Skateboard Park. The Mayor of Seaham officially opened the facility and approximately one hundred youngsters were treated to demonstrations by professional skaters and BMX riders.

  • 17.08.2010

    Wicksteed Playscapes’ award-winning ways!
    Hot off the press, Wicksteed Playscapes can now proudly announce their success in the Local Government News Street Design Awards with two special awards in the Children’s Play category.

  • 17.08.2010

    Design Your Own & Win @ www.matta.co.uk
    One of the UK’s leading suppliers of playground safety surfacing, Matta Products has launched an exciting new website to showcase it’s unique range of superior safety surfaces.16.08.2010

  • Playbuilder - Inspiring communities case studies
    This is a small selection of case studies recently compiled to promote the positive outcomes the Playbuilder funding has had throughout the England.The enthusiasm and energy from communities is clear to see. Support the 'save the playground campaign' by visiting website:  www.savetheplayground.co.uk  and sign the online petition or join the Facebook page 'saveplaybuilder' 

  • 13.08.2010

    The API responds to the recent media interest in the Playbuilder programme
    Improving children's play provision is never more important than at this moment, if only to ensure the last two years of investment are not wasted. Cutbacks are undeniably essential but don't use play as a soft target, play should not be first in line for cuts.

  • 11.08.2010

    Playground at risk under coalition cuts
    Hundreds of playground developments across England have been put on hold as the government looks to cut costs. The Association of Play Industries tells Channel 4 News the government's "vague" move has left plans in limbo and thousands of children disappointed.

  • 11.08.2010

    Hundreds of playground schemes mothballed
    Hundreds of community playground schemes in England are being axed or scaled back because of government cuts.

  • 10.08.2010

    CBBC - Newsround asks "What's your playground like?"
    Following the governments decision to remove the ring fencing and the possiblity of further losses from the £75m of capital funding for play this has prompted CBBC - Newsround to ask children their views.

  • 10.08.2010

    Hard facts on soft play
    New safety standards for indoor play ensure API suppliers and play inspectors are singing from the same song sheet.

  • 10.08.2010

    KOMPAN Supports National Play Day – Swale
    On Wednesday 4th August, communities across the UK celebrated National Play Day.

  • 09.08.2010

    Playfair 2010 Image gallery
    Selection of images from the 'Playful Experiences' gallery and the 2010 Plafyair event.

  • 06.08.2010

    Pendlewood told to get “ON YOUR BIKE”... for a good cause!
    Skelmersdale based Children’s play specialists Pendlewood Ltd have always been up for a challenge and as they continue to grow and expand at a rapid rate... and it appears their Managing Director is about to embark on his biggest one yet!

  • 06.08.2010

    Promoting the right to play
    While cutbacks and economies are undeniably essential, the API is energetically pointing out to governement that relatively small investment make a huge difference to communities.

  • 05.08.2010

    Playbuilder Playground Cuts - BBC News at Six
    Emma Kane talks to BBC about the possible Playbuilder cuts.

  • 04.08.2010

    Save the playground
    Invites public to support its online initiative to withdraw the threat to Playbuilder funding.

  • 03.08.2010

    Top Tips to avoid costs and make play equipment last from the RPII
    RPII Annual Play Safety Inspectors offer cost-saving advice and top tips based on their vast daily experience of conducting annual safety inspections. They say: “Have a proper, regular inspection regime and ensure all inspections are undertaken by competent people. Repair early and maintain as necessary. Timely low-cost action now may save accidents, prevent equipment failure and excessive costs at a later date."

     


     

     

  • 29.07.2010

    Notts Sport is certified to offer an even better service
    Leading synthetic surfacing designer, Notts Sport, has taken the Contract (Design & Management) co-ordination of its sports projects in-house, making this role free of charge to its clients.

  • 27.07.2010
    Roval Drive Play Area Immingham
    This brand new play area has been given an enthusiastic welcome by local children the new £130,000 play area at Roval Drive has been officially opened.
  • 27.07.2010

    Bamboo adventure is a real Miracle!
    Deep amongst the rainforest, panda and oriental magic of Playfair 2010, Miracle Design and Play were pleased to reveal their brand new themed product range.

  • 16.07.2010

    Miracle at Playfair
    2010 brought about the show debut of Miracle Design and Play at Playfair, showcasing the tallest play structure at the exhibition - it really was a must see for visiting children!

  • 15.07.2010

    Shipwrecked in Chatburn!
    The existing Chatburn Park play area in Pendle B.C. was badly in need of refurbishment. Tired looking traditional equipment and surfacing were ready to be replaced with something special, new and exciting.

  • 14.07.2010

    PPA ASPIRE Awards open for entry
    The Play Providers Association have opened their prestigious annual ASPIRE awards for 2010 with a diverse spread of award categories rewarding excellence in play operation amongst PPA members.

  • 12.07.2010

    Playfair 2010 - Post Show Press Release
    The UK’s national playground and safety surface event PLAYFAIR took place at the end of June at Stoneleigh Park near Coventry.

  • 12.07.2010

    From Tired to Inspired – Notts Sport Helps Revitalise Football Facilities at London School
    Youngsters are reaping the benefits of the remarkable transformation of football facilities at their east London secondary school – all thanks to the involvement of leading synthetic surfacing specialist Notts Sport.

  • 09.07.2010

    Natural woods lead the way for play at PlayFair 2010
    For the second year running, the sun shone for PlayFair 2010, the leading play event for the UK, where Wicksteed Playscapes drew visitors to its stand with a bold display of creative timber play equipment.

  • 09.07.2010

    Birdman of the skies comes to the rescue at Crow Wood
    Natural play equipment specialists Timberplay were faced with the giant task of how to install their huge Pyramid Towers at the National Trusts new Crow Wood Playscape at Lyme Park.

  • 07.07.2010

    Natural play specialist welcomes RHS report citing gardening benefits for children
    A company which specialises in creating natural play areas and sensory gardens for primary and pre-school children has welcomed a Royal Horticultural Society report which says taking part in gardening at school can help children feel happy and boost their development.

  • 06.07.2010

    API supports National Childhood Obesity Week
    The API is pleased to be supporting the inaugural National Childhood Obesity Week!

  • 05.07.2010

    Design for Outdoor Play - level 4 in the National Qualification Framework
    the Play Inspection Company are seeking final expressions of interest for their NCFE Cerificated Level 4 Design Course.


  • 29.06.2010

    Sutcliffe Play Launches Bluetooth Pod Shelter
    Sutcliffe Play, a leading designer and manufacturer of children’s playground equipment is launching an innovative teenage Pod Shelter developed following extensive consultation with a local authority and children in secondary schools.

  • 29.06.2010

    Billy Range Revamp
    Lancashire based natural play specialists Pendlewood Ltd have given a couple of old favourites an exciting update and the result is a pair of terrific play and climb structures for young children!

  • 29.06.2010

    Fawns celebrate 20 years
    Fawns are celebrating their 20th year of designing, supplying and installing timber play equipment this year.

  • 28.06.2010

    The royal seal of approval for games court
    HRH The Duke of Edinburgh was Bancyfelin’s first royal visitor when he inaugurated the new community games court supplied by Wicksteed Playscapes and located on the primary school field.

  • 25.06.2010

    Playfair 2010 - A real eye opener !
    This years Playfair was 'a real eye opener' said one visitor.  In its third year, Playfair moved to a much larger spot within Stoneleigh Park which proved to be an excellent decision for exhibition co-ordinators Brintex and the Association of Play Industries.  

  • 25.06.2010

    RPII Becomes the UK’s Play Safety Awarding Body
    The Register of Play Inspectors International (RPII) is delighted to announce Ofqual confirmation of its new position as the sole UK Awarding Body for certificating competence in Play Safety Inspectors.

  • 21.06.2010

    Spider ‘shoot out’ for Southfield scholars
    Spring Rise Park in Kettering has now been fully transformed into a fantastic play area for the local community to fully enjoy, thanks, in part, to Playbuilder funding which helped finance the second phase of the regeneration. 

  • 21.06.2010

    Woking, Byfleet
    When it was estimated that repairs to Woking Council’s old paddling pool would cost at least £50,000 it was decided to look for alternative solutions.

  • 18.06.2010

    Playfair 2010 - build up underway!
    Build up for this years event due to take place 22nd - 23rd June is well underway.  With ony five days to create this years feature 'Playful Places'.

  • 18.06.2010

    Snug Goes Mobile
    The success of the innovative loose parts play equipment, SNUG is growing rapidly. Already in use within schools, children’s centres, hotels, shopping centres and children’s museums; SNUG is now becoming a favourite with local councils and play development centres, as a mobile play and learning resource.

  • 17.06.2010

    Olympics come early for Play and Leisure!
    After a successful last twelve months supplying and creating exciting and innovative Playbuilder / Pathfinder schemes for a wide number of local authorities Play and Leisure Ltd, based in North Wales, are delighted to announce the introduction of a new range of timber play equipment to the UK to compliment our successful range of steel products.

  • 15.06.2010

    Local nursery discovers diversity on the hillside
    Pupils of Blaenavon Hillside Nursery School, Pontypool, have been donning their wet weather gear and wellies to learn in their inspirational mini beast play area.

  • 14.06.2010

    Queens Park at Hinckley
    Natural elements mingled with prescribed play equipment makes for the perfect play space and Wicksteed Playscapes has just completed a fine refurbishment based on exactly that at Queens Park in Hinckley, Leicestershire.

  • 14.06.2010

    An Exciting New Play Area Comes to West Dorset
    An innovative new play area has recently opened in West Bay, Bridport, Dorset. It was the brainchild of a group of young teenagers in the area who as members of a Summer Mentoring Project had identified the need for a play area in the Town that they could use and felt they belonged in.

  • 10.06.2010

    Bug-eyed primary school
    Pupils of Ysgol Gynradd Gymunedol Plascrug, Aberystwyth, have been getting to know the wildlife and creatures that live in their school grounds this week.

  • 10.06.2010

    Captain eibe Spots “Legoland Ahoy”!
    The latest addition to Legoland’s, Pirate Land is now open! With plenty of swashbuckling fun to be had, the Pirate Training Ground is a treasure trove of excitement for parents and children alike.

  • 08.06.2010

    Russell Play announces the first Spielart play installation in Scotland!
    Briarlands Farm is an outdoor family entertainment centre at Blairdrummond near Stirling in central Scotland.

  • 08.06.2010

    Inspect your Inspector says Schools Survey
    Survey shows schools unsure if play safety inspector is qualified

  • 02.06.2010

    So you want to....design a playground
    BSI Education information for schools and colleges.

  • 01.06.2010

    Eibe brings a Sea-Change to the National Seal Sanctuary
    The National Seal Sanctuary is set in the picturesque Helford Estuary, by the beautiful village of Gweek, in Cornwall.

  • 01.06.2010

    Sky Carver
    Inspired by the rope boarding phenomenon, Sky Carver from Russell Play is proving to be a huge success in playgrounds and skate parks across the UK.


     
  • 28.05.2010

    Playfair preview ~ 2010
    Following last year’s great feedback, Wicksteed Playscapes will be exhibiting at PlayFair again this summer.

  • 28.05.2010

    New Play Area in Foulridge, Lancashire for Pendle Council
    Foulridge is a small rural village situated near Colne at the west end of the M65 corridor in Lancashire, where Russell Play have recently completed the installation of an exciting new ‘natural play area’ at Alma Avenue. The site is in the midst of an established rural housing estate, set within an existing grassed area and with mature trees and shrubs.

  • 28.05.2010

    PlayFair 2010
    Record RSS invite everyone to their Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at this year’s PlayFair 22nd/23rd June. The Record RSS Area Managers will be on hand at Stand B1 to offer Tea and Cakes, as well as equipment demonstrations and friendly advice over the two days.

  • 28.05.2010

    Another fantastic Jupiter Play design has just been completed at Dollar Park in Falkirk!
    The brief for this project from Falkirk Council was to design an inclusive play space for children aged 1-10 years that integrated with the existing mature park and showed individual character like no other play area in Falkirk.

  • 26.05.2010

    Hyde Park “Senior Playground” makes international news
    Journalists from all over the world were attracted to the launch of the first “Senior Playground” in London at its attractive Hyde Park location.

  • 25.05.2010

    Playdale produce "first class" Playbuilder site
    Princess Diana Park in Banbury has been given a £150,000 makeover by Playdale Playgrounds.

  • 21.05.2010

    Racecourse play area grand opening set to bring communities together
    A huge number of very exciting children were wowed by the new £85,000 adventure play space on Northampton’s Racecourse that officially opened on Friday, 14 May.

  • 20.05.2010

    Beautifully Landscaped Play Space in the heart of the town centre
    The historic Peoples Park, situated in the heart of Banbury town centre has now been totally transformed after innovative Play and Sports equipment manufacturer Record RSS installed a 320k play space on behalf of Banbury Town Council.

  • 20.05.2010

    Jupiter Play appoint new Managing Director
    We would like to confirm the appointment of Paul Hoenigmann as Managing Director of Jupiter Play and Leisure.

  • 19.05.2010

    A Playful City – York
    Play & Leisure Ltd newest play space at Ashton Avenue is situated in the Clifton Ward of the City. Currently there is some play provision within fencing, which caters for the under 8-age range.

  • 19.05.2010

    Playfair seminar programme 2010
    We are pleased to annouce the Playfair seminar programme for 2010. The seminar programme developed in collaboration with Play England.

  • 19.05.2010

    Play for Today - pupils celebrate opening of new play ground facilities at Rivenhall
    Village school children were celebrating the opening of a new outdoor playground at the Albert Moss Recreation Ground Rivenhall.

  • 17.05.2010

    Lappset UK Ltd and Playworld Systems Europe Ltd join forces in the UK
    Two family-owned playground companies are joining forces to become a key player within the UK playground industry.

  • 13.05.2010

    Stockton-on-Tees use Timberplay to create magical woodland play space
    With a budget of £300,000, Stockton Council wanted the development of the play facilities at Wynyard Woodland to represent the best in natural play, so called Timberplay to ensure the final project met their aspirations.

  • 11.05.2010

    Kew Gardens Give eibe play The Royal Seal of Approval
    Known for its horticultural attractions Kew’s Royal Botanical Garden has a fresh and exciting addition in its midst in the form of a brand new eibe children’s play area; TreeHouse Towers

  • 11.05.2010

    Sensory garden specialist welcomes mental wellbeing report
    A company which specialises in creating sensory gardens and natural play areas has welcomed a report this week which shows that even five minutes a day spent exercising in a green landscape, such as a park, is good for health and wellbeing.

  • 11.05.2010

    The Wicksteed sites of Dover
    Located on the side of the hills below the famous Castle, Connaught Park dates back to Victorian times when it was the first to be established in Dover.

  • 11.05.2010

    Outdoor Computer Gaming Brings Alphabet Park to Life  
    Netherfield residents joined the Mayor at the grand opening of the redeveloped Alphabet Park local play area on Thursday 15th April

  • 05.05.2010

    Our new range for 2010....Hand Made Play
    At Hand Made Places we recognise that funding can sometimes be a difficult issue, so we have been busy developing a range of equipment to help you make the most of your resources.


     

  • 29.04.2010

    Snug… Born In The USA!
    SNUG, Sutcliffe Play’s innovative and unique loose parts play equipment has made the journey across the Atlantic to be part of the Chicago Children’s Museum’s (CCM) newest exhibit, MOVE, which opened February 12 and runs through to May 16, 2010. CCM’s purchase of the SNUG kit is the first in the USA.

  • 29.04.2010

    API sponsors “ASPIRE in the Community” - Aspire Awards 2010
    The Association of Play Industries is pleased to announce that they are once again supporting the Play Providers Association (PPA) with their Aspire Awards (Awards for the Play Industry Recognising Excellence).

  • 26.04.2010

    A New and Exciting Play Space for Ellistown Residents
    The opening of the refurbished South Street play area in Ellistown took place on the 17th April. The project aimed to completely transform the run-down and tired play area into a fun, safe and natural environment that would attract young children.

  • 23.04.2010

    New Partnership Promotes Joined-Up Playground Management
    A new partnership between the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents and PSS, the leading provider of asset management technology, will help councils develop playgrounds which are both safe and challenging for children.

  • 15.04.2010

    Lappset Group is forty years old...
    Lappset Group was formed in 1970. Our story began in 1968 in northern Finnish Lapland when Lappset’s founder, Antero Ikäheimo, first began to develop an idea of a warmer and softer looking play environment.

  • 14.04.2010

    Playing to the industry's strengths
    On 25 February, the Association of Play Industries (API) coordinated a breakfast at the House of Commons to debate with industry and stakeholders how together they could ensure the sustainability of investment in play.

  • 13.04.2010

    API Member cycle 800 miles and crosses the Alps
    When Greg Seale MD of SSP WaterPlay Heard that Woking Hospice a local hospice to him was struggling to raise funds due to the current economic climate he decided along with a couple of good friends to cycle from Woking Hospice to Milan to help raise funds and awareness of what a fantastic service this Hospice and others like it provide to their local community

  • 13.04.2010

    Dogford Park, Oldham
    With a brief to provide exciting and challenging play and exercise facilities for a particularly discerning age group - the 8 to 13 year olds – Wicksteed Playscapes has transformed Oldham’s Dogford Park into something very special.

  • 12.04.2010

    Employees Buy Sutcliffe Play
    Sutcliffe Play has become the UK’s first and only employee owned playground equipment manufacturer.

  • 12.04.2010

    Notts Sport Surface Solves Sports Pitch Problems at Hertfordshire Independent School
    When it comes to providing tailor-made solutions for synthetic multi-sports facilities, Notts Sport is a market leader – as the pupils of Lochinver House School in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, have discovered to their benefit.

  • 08.04.2010

    Admiral Play’s natural approach will help Essex foundation-stage children
    Staff at an Essex primary school are encouraging their foundation stage children to take part in more 'natural play' to help develop creativity and imagination and improve their physical wellbeing

  • 08.04.2010

    Schoolscapes Ltd. Achieves ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 Accreditation
    Schoolscapes Limited, a designer, manufacturer, supplier and installer of playground equipment and outdoor furniture, announces a significant milestone in their quality and environmental management systems and standards.


     

  • 24.03.2010
    Spitfire Lands Again at Hornchurch Country Park!
    Hornchurch Country Park is going back in time to the Second World War with an exciting new project about to be unveiled in the children’s play area!
  • 24.03.2010

    Design for Outdoor Play
    The Play Inspection Company have developed a Nationally Recognised Level 4 qualification for all people involved in Outdoor Play Design

  • 24.03.2010

    Play’s on the move with Playdale’s latest products
    When traditional swings and slides just won’t do, Playdale are encouraging buyers to invest in the latest additions to their Movers range.

  • 22.03.2010

    The PPA ASPIRE Awards are back
    The Play Providers Association’s (PPA) brilliant ASPIRE Awards are set to return for the third consecutive year on Tuesday 21st September 2010.

  • 19.03.2010

    Five New Timberplay sites enhance Boroughs of Hammersmith and Fulham
    The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham will soon be alive with the delighted screams of children as they enjoy the wealth of new play opportunities provided by five Timberplay playgrounds.

  • 16.03.2010

    Pendlewood Success at the BIBA’s!
    Skelmersdale playground manufacturers Pendlewood Ltd are celebrating arguably their greatest achievement yet, after beating hundreds of competitors from across the North West to be named Small Business of the Year at a prestigious awards ceremony.

  • 15.03.2010

    Playbuilder funds help transform Shropshire sites
    The necessity for more good quality play places is a high priority for both children and parents. Significant funding from the Department for Children Schools and Families (DCSF) has been made available to greatly assist in the development of new and existing play areas throughout the UK.

  • 01.03.2010

    London play area benefits from Wicksteed’s natural magic
    In the shadow of the iconic Wembley Arch lies a huge play area recently refurbished by Wicksteed Playscapes with the help of Playbuilder funding.

  • 01.03.2010

    Plascrug Primary School wins competition, taking pupils back to nature
    Pupils of Plascrug Primary School, Aberystwyth, have an exciting term ahead of them.

  • 01.03.2010

    New catalogues available from Proludic!
    The new Proludic product catalogue has been fully redesigned and updated to reflect new products, together with the product adaptations and modifications.


  • 26.02.2010

    The API held a breakfast meeting at the House of Commons 
    Hosted by Janet Dean MP the primary aim of the meeting was to stimulate debate on how we can ensure the sustainability of investment in play.

  • 24.02.2010

    Timberplay win prestigious Hurlingham Club contract
    Sheffield based Timberplay have won a £350,000 contract to install a state of the art play space at the prestigious Hurlingham Club in London.

  • 22.02.2010

    Play in Northampton
    Northampton Borough Council Play Rangers, in partnership with Northamptonshire County Council, Friends of Northampton Racecourse and Miracle Design and Play have been busy installing a new play space at the one of the premier parks in Northampton.

  • 18.02.2010

    Playforce shortlisted for educational excellence award
    Leading play equipment provider, Playforce, has today been recognised for its outstanding educational play equipment.

  • 18.02.2010

    New sales personnel enhance Proludic team
    To further improve the services we provide, Proludic are pleased to announce the appointment of two new starters in the sales department.

  • 17.02.2010

    Lappset introduce Sona
    The Sona is an interactive playground system, using movement and sound. A motion camera situated in the top of the orange arch registers the movements of the players on the specially designed play floor beneath.

  • 17.02.2010

    Pensioners Raise Community Spirit and Thousands for Teens!
    A remarkable retired couple in Stalham have raised a staggering £44,500 since April last year to fund the installation of a ‘teens’ recreation area at ‘The Recreation Ground’ off Rec Road. Retired shop owners, Edna and Bill Woolsey, have already raised the money to install a younger children’s play area in the town, installed by Wicksteed Playscapes, and wanted to give its teenagers somewhere to go, too.

  • 16.02.2010

    Pendlewood Ltd nominated for prestigious BIBA!
    Lancashire based children’s play and street furniture specialists, Pendlewood Ltd, are celebrating after their record breaking year in 2009 was rewarded with a nomination for a leading business award.

  • 10.02.2010

    Help is at Hand for last minute Playbuilder orders
    As a company Lappset fully understand the great pressures relating to the new playbuilder/pathfinder play area installation deadlines.

  • 10.02.2010

    Wicksteed helps promote a healthier lifestyle
    Wicksteed Playscapes is lending full support to the ISPAL (Institute for Sports, Park & Leisure) by sponsoring the ‘Spring Outdoors for a Healthier Life’ seminar which is taking place on March 24th at the Highpoint Conference Centre in Leicester.

  • 08.02.2010

    eibe’s success at the Nursery World Show 2010
    Once again the show was a huge success for eibe play, the show began on Friday 22nd and continued to Saturday 23rd January 2010 at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London.

  • 05.02.2010

    Aylesbury Vale DC put play at the heart of the community
    Children in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire will soon be able to enjoy the delights of naturally inspired play spaces thanks to the Aylesbury Vale District Council’s ongoing commitment to improving and enhancing its play spaces.

  • 05.02.2010

    Playbuilder project changes play in local village
    Harpole have recently had their run down village play area transformed using Playbuilder funding.

  • 02.02.2010

    Natural Born Thrillers
    Pendlewood Ltd, the Lancashire based natural play specialists, have taken activity based playtimes to exciting new levels thanks to our latest play & climb structure – the Paradigm – which was recently installed at a Manchester primary school.

  • 02.02.2010

    Community leads call for Play Provisions
    Calls from a local community triggered Calderdale Council and the Elland & District Partnership (EDP) to focus efforts on raising funds to renovate a tired ballcourt that had been in place on James Street since the 1960s.

  • 02.02.2010

    SMP Playgrounds Ltd Launch Timber Product Range
    SMP (Playgrounds) Ltd, one of the leading specialists in outdoor play area provision for children, teenagers and third generation users, is launching its first combination of timber and steel materials in an exciting new range of play equipment.

  • 01.02.2010

    Get Kids Fit!
    A revolutionary new concept in play is proven to improve the fitness of our children.


     

  • 26.01.2010

    Wicksteed expands into Irish shores
    Due to further expansion, Wicksteed Playscapes is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Mike Callaghan as Area Sales Manager for both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

  • 25.01.2010

    An Exciting New Play Area in East Haddon, Northants
    Village youngsters were disappointed when their old wooden fort play area was banned on health and safety grounds during 2008. As a result, the fort was pulled down in November 2008.

  • 25.01.2010

    Kids Trust - Playground Partnerships Awards
    The Kids Trust has announced that schools within the UK that wish to improve their play spaces have the opportunity to apply for funding through the Playground Partnerships Awards.

  • 25.01.2010

    There’s still time to Fasttrack your Playbuilder orders!
    Proludic have £1 Million pounds worth of stock available within the UK which is ready for immediate despatch.

  • 20.01.2010

    Proludic appoint Head of Special Projects
    Following the successful launch of Ludic’ Area at Saltex 2009, Proludic have appointed a Head of Special Projects, who will be responsible for developing the Ludic’ Area brand, and ensuring this award winning, ground breaking concept becomes established within the world of outdoor play, sport and leisure.

  • 20.01.2010

    Playbuilder funding boosts local play facilities
    Thanks to a successful bid for funding by Watford Borough Council, Callowland Recreation Ground is about to enjoy a huge refurbishment programme as part of an exciting project in the area.

  • 15.01.2010

    New Product Launch
    Russell Leisure is delighted to introduce Spielart play products. This exciting timber range is hand-crafted in Robinia timber and combines a natural look with excellent play value.

  • 11.01.2010

    i.play exceeds all expectations for city park
    The residents of Lincoln have clocked up an amazing 35,000 games on Playdale’s i.play unit in the city’s popular play area, The Lawn.

  • 08.01.2010

    Playfair 2010
    layFair 2010 will return to Stoneleigh Park in Coventry for its third year, on 22nd and 23rd June. The organisers, Brintex, are delighted to announce that the 2010 event is already 90% sold.

  • 07.01.2010

    Play Builder program boosts Timberplay
    The current Play Pathfinder / Playbuilder program has secured Timberplay’s place as one of the UK’s leading playground companies providing well thought out landscape design and natural play equipment.

  • 05.01.2010

    Sutcliffe Play Grows From Within
    Sutcliffe Play, a leading designer and manufacturer of children’s playground equipment has announced two internal promotions.

  • 21.12.2009
    Prince Charles visits BRE Innovation Park
    Prince Charles paid a visit to the BRE Innovation Park in Watford to check the progress of the Natural House, an alternative approach to sustainable home building which is being constructed by educational charity the Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment.
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