Month: August 2017

A Selection of our Summer Commercial Projects to Inspire You….

We have been extremely busy during this summer completing many projects for all of our different customer bases. We have chosen a selection of great commercial jobs we have recently completed, take a look below to see if we can inspire you!   Bellis Brothers Garden Centre Bellis Bothers Garden Centre contacted Creative Play looking…

MumsNet backs #Nowhere2Play Campaign

Playgrounds are an important part of the lives of children. They provide a place where their boundless energy can be expelled through socialising and fun, healthy activity. Experts have found that engaging in regular play activities is vital for both the mental and physical wellbeing of our youngsters. With this is mind, it goes without…

Why Wooden Playground Equipment is Beneficial for Children

Playgrounds are loved by children all over the world, helping to entertain and develop children’s social skills. There are many playground materials being utilised these days, but some are beginning to leave behind natural materials like wood. We love combining modern design methods with age-old favourites. Many benefits of wooden playground equipment are seen in…

Why UEFA Want More Young Girls to Take Up Football

A recent study organized by UEFA showed that girls who play football claimed, on the whole, to have better wellbeing and more self-confidence than those who did not. Football was shown to boost self-confidence amongst girls more than any other sport. The study was conducted on almost 4000 teenage girls. It was organised by UEFA…

What are the Benefits of Adding Music to Play Spaces?

Have you ever thought of integrating musical elements into your play space? If your answer is no, then it may be time to consider this idea. Music and play go hand in hand, but it is only in recent years that we’ve become fully aware of the range of sensory benefits that can come encouraging…

University of Cambridge Appoint First ‘Professor of Play’

In January, the University of Cambridge advertised what could possibly be the most coveted job in education, ever – the Professor of Play. The new academic was tasked with investigating the role of playfulness in children’s learning and development, which is a relatively under-researched area. The post also includes leading Cambridge’s newly established PEDAL facility;…

The Coolest Places that Use Slides as Stairs

Slides aren’t just for children. In recent years, contemporary architects and home designers have been innovating new ways to use slides in the place of (or alongside) stairs. These vibrant indoor features are bringing a playful twist to the interiors of homes, offices, and public spaces around the world. They’ve proven to be a hit…

Most Amazing Indoor Playgrounds around the World

Indoor play areas provide children with a safe and vibrant space to embrace their imaginations during those rainy days when outdoor play just won’t permit. For many of us, the self-contained indoor play spaces at restaurant chains such as McDonald’s hold many fond memories. There was really nothing like the novelty of running, climbing and…

In Some Cities, Waiting for the Bus is Fun

Everybody that’s queued for a bus in a city will know the frustrations that it can bring. When you’re having to entertain children at the same time, it adds a whole other set of issues. Trying to keep energetic children occupied in what is often a busy setting with many vehicles around can be testing…

Adult Playgrounds: The Rise of the Outdoor Gym

Vibrant exercise machines and work-out trails are becoming much more of a common sight in green spaces around the country. Now, it’s not just children who get to have fun and stretch their limbs during a visit to the local park. Outdoor gyms, or adult playgrounds, are gaining rapid popularity and uniting the young and…

Our Shipshape Project at Jackson’s Boat

Being an existing customer, when Jackson’s Boat came to revamp their existing play area, Creative Play was their first point of call. The pub wanted to remove all existing equipment and replace with something many children can play on together and something that would be a real focal point of the area. They knew they…

Inspire Imaginative Play in your play garden!

All forms of play are important to children of all ages for their development and enjoyment. Starting from birth up until teenage years children will learn through play and the importance couldn’t be more enhanced. The first challenging play opportunity usually proposed to children is during their nursery years. The play garden within nurseries is…