Month: February 2017

Spring 2017 Newsletter!

Welcome to our first Newsletter of 2017! Within this article you will find out what we have been up to from installation, headlines and different product ranges! We’ve been making the Headlines! As you may have already seen, we have been hitting the headlines across the UK lately and all for fantastic reasons. We aim…

Seven of the Most Interesting Playgrounds in the World

Playgrounds are a common sight in cities around the world. Over the years the design of playground equipment has become more exciting and imaginative. However, in many cases, safety regulations have prevented designers of playground equipment from creating more challenging and exciting environments for children to play in. Scientific research has proven that playground equipment…

Stand Out & Personalise Your Playground!

As a company we endeavour to ensure we provide the ultimate service, to do this we constantly review feedback and look for new ways to develop as a business and improve our services. When choosing to update your outdoor play space there are many things to consider and finding the right company that can assist…

Who doesn’t love Trim Trails?!

Trim Trails have always been popular with all of our customers making the range one of our best sellers. We have over 40 Trim Trail products and guess what?! We have added even more!! That’s right we have added two more products, the Inclined Net and Inclined Log Climber giving children even more of a…

A Short History of Playgrounds

  Ask anyone about their childhood memories and invariably they will conjure up images of summer days spent on the playground. It has become such an integral part of our lives that we can’t imagine a world where playgrounds didn’t exist. However, they are a relatively new addition to the urban landscape and only really…

Community Protest in Hitchin Saves Beloved Local Playground

When residents of Hitchin in North Hertfordshire heard that their beloved Brook View playground was included in a list of 14 parks that the council had scheduled for demolition, they were outraged. The local community came together to protest the council’s decision. Their voices were heard and on the 24th of January Councillor Jane Grey…

Luxembourg Artist Installs Hundreds of Colourful Swings Above High Street Shops

    Luxembourg Artist Max Mertens transformed a city centre street into a magical wonderland last year, with an artistic installation composed of hundreds of colourful swings. The work hangs above the pedestrian avenues, Rue Philipe II and Avenue de la Porte-Neuve, giving those who walk below a beautifully nostalgic journey into their youth. The…

Will Virtual Reality Playgrounds Become a Popular Alternative?

The playground as we know it may soon become a thing of the past. Virtual playgrounds could be the future of creative play for children. Cited as reasons for the development of virtual playgrounds is the lack of space in urban areas and safety concerns over conventional playgrounds. The latter seems a little farfetched, as…

The Obamas Donate White House Swing set to Local DC Shelter

  When the newly elected US President Donald Trump was preparing to take up residence in the white house, outgoing president Barak Obama offered the swing set that he had installed for his two daughters to Trump for his ten-year-old son Barron. Much to everyone’s surprise, Trump declined the offer.  However, it seems that every…

Oxfordshire Council Begin £300,000 Revamp of Riverside Area with Playground

  The riverside play area at Abbey Meadow in Abington is set to give the playground a new lease of life. In early January work began on a £300,000 project to revamp the existing playground. District Councillor Charlotte Dickson was onsite to mark the event, saying that she was delighted that the project was underway….

California Franchise Builds Sensory Play Gyms Designed for Autistic Children

  A brand new gym was opened recently in the city of Arvada, Colorado. The gym is specifically designed for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and is part of the California-based We Rock the Spectrum franchise. Autism Spectrum Disorder is a developmental disability that causes social, communication and behavioural changes. It is known as a…

American University Highlights the Benefits of Sensory Play for Brain Development

Observing the way in which toddlers play with building blocks have shown a lot about how children learn about the world around them from an early age. A study conducted by Michigan State University has looked into the effects of sensory learning and how this develops cognitive skills. From very early on, children form an…