Month: May 2017

Our Top Sand and Water Play Products

There are many educational benefits to sensory play, but one area that it can help develop greatly is a child’s creativity. Children are constantly learning to create throughout their childhood, something we at Creative Play are passionate about supporting and helping to cultivate. While problem solving and decision making are often seen as the most…

Summer 2017 Newsletter

With summer just around the corner, everyone at Creative Play has been working extremely hard designing, manufacturing and installing your fantastic playground developments. We’re taking a look back at the exciting things we have accomplished over the last few months. From grand openings to charity fundraising, competitions to creating new product ranges we have done it…

Congratulations to our Outdoor Classroom Competition Winner

Over the last two months we have been holding a very exciting competition in honour of Outdoor Classroom Day. We were going to give one lucky school one of our fantastic Octavia Outdoor Classrooms worth just under £8,000 exc VAT ,as well as provide free delivery and installation. Entry was simple, all you had to…

Our Latest Nursery Playground Development: Clockwork Day Nursery

The Brief With Clockwork Day Nurseries opening day quickly approaching, the final part of the development, the outdoor play area, still needed to be addressed. The Nursery contacted Creative Play with a wish list already in mind. Looking to incorporate a roadway, balance/climbing, role play, sand and water features as well as mounds and tunnels…

When Should You Intervene With Your Children at the Playground?

As fun as a trip to the playground can be, we all know that a range of uncomfortable scenarios can crop up from time to time as many different children play together on the same playground. Sometimes you may just look on to see how the children will handle the issue, but at times you’ll…

The Playground Where Youngsters Can Learn to Talk

As any parent will know, the process of helping a young child to acquire language is one of the most fascinating and exciting in the whole of parenting. Hearing young ones move from making seemingly random sounds, to semi-coherent words, through to an ever developing vocabulary; it’s a wonderful journey. There are many different techniques…

Controversial Plans for Rooftop Playground School in Polluted Zone

Plans for a new primary school with rooftop playground have been given the go ahead in Croydon. With a variation on a popular theme, the Krishna Avanti Primary School will open its doors in September 2018. The Croydon Advertiser says that the new school is currently being run from the nearby Minster Nursery and Infant…

Parents fall for IKEA’s April Fool’s Day Playground Prank

For parents who shop at IKEA, you’ll be aware of the challenges that can come from letting your kids loose in the enormous homeware wonderland, splitting your time between shopping and trying not to lose your offspring!  Many of the IKEAs around the world actually offer wonderful supervised play areas that you can leave your…

Nubo designs ‘holistic’ playground for children in Sydney

Forward-thinking organisation Nubo has caught the eye recently by building a ‘holistic’ children’s playground in Australia. For the uninitiated, Nubo means cloud, and its purpose as an organisation is to design innovative spaces for children to feed their imaginations and nurture their creativity and curiosity. The designers at Nubo say they apply a holistic approach…

Massachusetts Architect Merges Play with Design

A Massachusetts-based architect has found a beautiful way to merge fun play with stylish design elements, by building a play structure that encourages children to crawl, jump and even fly. The playground comprises wood-clad spaces that offer a beautiful blend for children in the Massachusetts suburb. The children get interactive play activities which involve scurrying…

How to Encourage Children to Share From an Early Age

Sharing is a very important skill in life for any individual, and it factor into any parent’s responsibility to teach and encourage their children to learn to share at an early age. Sharing goes a long way to helping achieve positive outcomes in life, whether for children or adults, making interaction with others easier both…

5 Ways that Parents Hinder their Children’s Playtime

Parenting is one of the most important and complex jobs on the planet, and every individual child is different, but experts suggest that one of the major mistakes made by made parents is actually in interfering with their children’s playtime and the learning it can produces. Quite a few parents can hinder their children’s playtime…