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Blue plaque unveiling by The Rt Hon Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health & Social Care

It was 100 years ago that Charles Wicksteed made the first swing and so began manufacturing play equipment from his…


Sign the petition and support the call for a Cabinet Minister for Children

  • Posted on Oct 30, 2018
  • BLOG

The call for a Minister dedicated to the welfare of children and young people is gathering pace. The petition has…


eibe’s Shakespeare Plays

No Macbeth, no Hamlet, but plenty of Midsummer Night Dreams at the delightful Shakespeare Infants in Hampshire this year, as…


Are our parks, playgrounds and green spaces going into freefall?

  • Posted on Oct 04, 2018
  • BLOG

The decline in parks, playgrounds and green spaces appears to be going into freefall. Many of you will have seen…


Official Opening of new Creative Play playground at Ramsgate pub remembers little Alfie

THE family of a brave little boy whose battle against a rare cancer inspired his parents to set up a…


Playdale Playgrounds’ MD features in The Telegraph’s Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders list

Playdale Playgrounds’ Managing Director, Barry Leahey MBE has been named in the ‘World Beaters’ category of the LDC’s Top 50…


The Ripple Retreat – A deserving winner of Proludic’s 30th anniversary Springer competition

The Ripple Retreat, the brainchild of Lynne and Ian McNicoll, and built and managed by the charity ‘Its Good 2 Give’, was…


  • Posted on Oct 01, 2018


Local authorities supported to innovate against childhood obesity

The government has announced a new programme to develop local solutions to childhood obesity that can be shared across the…


A toxic lifestyle: an urgent call to put play at the heart of children’s health

Last week, the Children’s Commissioner for England followed up her calls for an end to the ‘battery hen existence’ children…