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We have been working with the Cheshire Wildlife Trust Project!

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Here at Creative Play we have contributed towards the Cheshire Wildlife Charity project to help lonely older people.

Waste wood left over from the creation of children’s playgrounds is being donated to a new wildlife charity project which aims to reach out to lonely older people and provide a vital training hub for young people.

Creative Play specialises in the design, manufacture and installation of top quality children’s playgrounds, and we are proud to be backing a social enterprise project called Create for Nature which has been launched by Cheshire Wildlife Trust.

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The trust is converting an old milking shed at the charity’s base near Malpas into a woodworking workshop to create indoor and outdoor furniture and other wooden goods from trade timber waste.

Working with placement students from South Cheshire College and other volunteer groups, the proceeds from the sale of the items will be used to support the trust’s conservation work.

Here what James Harris (Creative Play’s MD) had to say “We manufacture everything in our Chester factory on Sealand Industrial Estate.

“Sam Salisbury of Cheshire Wildlife Trust approached us via email with information about the project to see if there was any way we could help.

“It seemed like a nice thing to be involved with that would benefit the local community.

“I gave him a ring and told him we’d be happy to help if we could and he popped over for a chat.

“We decided to supply them with all the scrap timber generated from the playgrounds we create – if good could come from it, we’d rather it be used than go to waste.

“Sam has already picked up a couple of pallets of material which will be used to build timber products.

“We’re glad the material is being given a new lease of life while helping people gain skills.”

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Corporate partnerships manager for Cheshire Wildlife Trust Sam Salisbury said the focus of the project is sustainability and social engagement.

He explained: “As a conservation charity, this is at the heart of what we do.

“We are diverting waste wood from landfill and upcycling it into beautiful furniture.

“We also aim to provide a social hub for older, socially isolated members of the community and provide training for the young people of the region.

“To make items like hedgehog houses, bug hotels and outdoor furniture that will stand the test of time, I needed to find a supply of weatherproofed timber, and so made contact with Creative Play of Chester, whose fantastic play areas I have seen all over the region.

“When I discussed the project with Creative Play’s managing director, James Harris, he got the concept immediately and agreed to help us.”

He added: “James and the team set aside an area of the workshop to collect materials for us and when I went to pick it up, I was blown away with the quantity and quality of timber they were able to donate.”

The trust has already used some of their first batch of timber to work on prototypes for the scheme, as well as other projects like making bug hotels with local children.

Sam said: “We are very excited to be working with Creative Play on this project, without this kind of help, charitable projects like ours would be completely unfeasible, and it’s great to see a local business dedicated to preserving the natural beauty of Cheshire.”

We have been extremely pleased that we have helped such a great cause and as you can see from the pics above, the wood has been used to make some great things!

 

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Transform your Business’s Outdoor Play Space and SAVE

News Comoffers17 Featured | Transform Your Business'S Outdoor Play Space And Save | Creative Play

See below for six exciting offers that will transform your business’s outdoor play space. To learn more please do not hesitate to contact us on 01244 375 627 or email [email protected]


OFFER 1: Jigsaw Example 5

QUOTE CODE: COMPAC1
News Comoffers17 1 | Transform Your Business'S Outdoor Play Space And Save | Creative Play WAS: £7,568 exc VAT

NOW: £6,495* exc VAT

INCLUDING FREE DELIVERY AND INSTALLATION

Key Information

Area required: 11m x 9.2m
Safety Surfacing required?
NO – Can be installed onto well-maintained grass. Safety surfacing required if installed onto tarmac


OFFER 2: Dart Activity Centre

QUOTE CODE: COMPAC2
News Comoffers17 2 | Transform Your Business'S Outdoor Play Space And Save | Creative Play WAS: £6,487 exc VAT

NOW: £4,985* exc VAT

INCLUDING FREE DELIVERY AND INSTALLATION

Key Information

Area required: 9.1m x 9.45m
Safety Surfacing required?
NO – Can be installed onto well-maintained grass. Safety surfacing required if installed onto tarmac


OFFER 3: Classic Package

QUOTE CODE: COMPAC3
News Comoffers17 3 | Transform Your Business'S Outdoor Play Space And Save | Creative Play WAS: £6,718 exc VAT

NOW: £5,250* exc VAT 

INCLUDING FREE DELIVERY AND INSTALLATION

Package Includes

Basket Swing – Round

Seesaw – Round

Horse Spring Rider

Rabbit Spring Rider

PLUS ALL THE GRASS MAT SAFETY SURFACING REQUIRED TO COMPLY WITH BSEN 1176/ 1177

Safety Surfacing required?
YES- PROVIDED IN PACKAGE PRICE. Grass Mat Safety Surfacing (38 1m x 1.5m mats) will be included in package price and installed under the necessary play equipment (Basket Swing – Round, Seesaw – Round and both Spring Riders)


OFFER 4: Rustic Package

QUOTE CODE: COMPAC4
News Comoffers17 4 | Transform Your Business'S Outdoor Play Space And Save | Creative Play WAS: £13,256 exc VAT

NOW: £10,750* exc VAT 

INCLUDING FREE DELIVERY AND INSTALLATION

Package Includes

Jigsaw Example 4

Basket Swing – Round

Seesaw – Round

Rabbit Spring Rider

Horse Spring Rider

PLUS ALL THE GRASS MAT SAFETY SURFACING REQUIRED TO COMPLY WITH BSEN 1176/ 1177

Safety Surfacing required?
YES- PROVIDED IN PACKAGE PRICE. Grass Mat Safety Surfacing (74 1m x 1.5m mats) will be included in package price and installed under the necessary play equipment (Jigsaw Example 4, Basket Swing – Round, Seesaw – Round and both Spring Riders)


OFFER 5: Adventure Package

QUOTE CODE: COMPAC5
News Comoffers17 5 | Transform Your Business'S Outdoor Play Space And Save | Creative Play WAS: £12,292 exc VAT

NOW: £9,995* exc VAT 

INCLUDING FREE DELIVERY AND INSTALLATION

Package Includes

Dart Activity Centre

Horse Spring Rider

Rabbit Spring Rider

Basket Swing

Seesaw

PLUS ALL THE GRASS MAT SAFETY SURFACING REQUIRED TO COMPLY WITH BSEN 1176/ 1177

Safety Surfacing required?
YES- PROVIDED IN PACKAGE PRICE. Grass Mat Safety Surfacing (22 1m x 1.5m mats) will be included in package price and installed under the necessary play equipment (Basket Swing and both Spring Riders)


OFFER 6: Trail Package

QUOTE CODE: COMPAC6
News Comoffers17 6 | Transform Your Business'S Outdoor Play Space And Save | Creative Play WAS: £17,544 exc VAT

NOW: £14,985* exc VAT 

INCLUDING FREE DELIVERY AND INSTALLATION

Package Includes

Sherwood Tower System

Derwent Climbing Frame

Timber Climbing Wall

Log Walk

Tyre Crossing

Stilts (set of 4)

Jelly Board

Safety Surfacing required?
NO – Can be installed onto well-maintained grass. Safety surfacing required if installed onto tarmac


Terms and Conditions 

* All orders must be placed by 22/12/2017 to qualify for offer prices

* All offers include free delivery and installation

* Installation to commence before 30/03/2018 to qualify for offer prices

* Not to be used in conjunction with any other offers or discounts

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Spooky Play : Celebrate Halloween in the Playground

News Halloween17 Featured | Spooky Play : Celebrate Halloween In The Playground | Creative Play

With Halloween just around the corner, now is the perfect time to think about incorporating some spooky play opportunities in your outdoor play space. Here at Creative Play we love imaginative role as it is a crucial part of a child’s development, providing them with a playful insight into the adult world; plus it is super fun to take part in!

Below we have selected 5 different Creative Play products, all at different prices ranges, to show you how you can incorporate outdoor (spooky) play into your Halloween celebrations!

 

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VOY118 Pirate Ship Midi Timber

£12,987 exc VAT

Sail the open seas with our impressive Pirate Ship Midi Timber! It’s packed with a huge variety of play features including a slide, wobbly bridge, climbing panel and cargo net, perfect for keeping children playing for hours!

Click here to find out more about our Pirate Ship Midi Timber


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WSP109 Mud Kitchen Midi

£2,893 exc VAT

Our Mud Kitchen Midi provides children with a sensory area in which they can experiment, grow and learn to work together in order to solve problems and build upon their communication skills through exploratory play.

Click here to find out more about our Mud Kitchen Midi


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CH130 Spider’s Net

£998 exc VAT

Our spooky Spider’s Net helps improve children’s balance and co-ordination skills and develop their confidence. The low-level, steel core netting’s flexes as it’s climbed on making the task even more of a challenge!

Click here to find out more about our Spider’s Net


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CP005 Timber Cabin

£2,450 exc VAT

Traverse over or hide away inside our rustic Timber Cabin. Allow children to develop their more adventurous side and provide them with great imaginative fun with this fantastic playhouse!

Click here to find out more about our Timber Cabin


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CP069 Digging Planter Miniature Garden

£1,985 exc VAT

Our Digging Planter Miniature Garden offers the perfect area to take learning outside, and grow children knowledge about seeds and plants, providing a great environment for engaging with nature and wildlife.

Click here to find out more about our Digging Planter Miniature Garden


 

Want to incorporate more spooky play opportunities into your playground? Give us a call on 01244 375627 today and book your free playground consultation & design today! We’re always on hand to discuss all things play!

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Grab a chance to WIN our Target 3 Sport Wall Combo!!!

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We are extremely pleased to announce that we have just released a brand new range here at Creative Play!!! To support our ambition and focus to encourage physical activity within children, helping to promote a health active lifestyle, we have just released a new range of Target Sports Walls and MUGA’s (Multi-Use Games Area).

Click here to find out more about our new Target range here

 

You may have already seen our special offers on a range of different sports equipment but if not;

 

Click here to take advantage of some great offers

 

If that wasn’t exciting enough, we are giving you the chance to win your very own Target 3 Sports Wall Combo in our latest Facebook Competition!

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The Target 3 Sports Wall consists of the following:

TG202-2 Goal End inc. Basketball         TG306 Half Cricket Target Panel

TG316 Cricket Stumps                           TG304 Half Football Target Panel

TG317 Mini Targets (set of 3)                 + all required mesh panels and posts

 

 

Entering is so simple, just follow the steps below:

1. Visit out Facebook page: CLICK HERE

2. Share our Sports Competition post

3. Like our Facebook page! (Not just the post)

4. Comment on the post with your School name

 

Could we make it any easier?!?!

Want to know the best part? You can enter as many times as you want!!!!!!!! Don’t forget to get the parents involved as they can enter too and win this great prize for their child’s school!

The winner will be announced on our Facebook page on Monday 20th November so get entering now!

 


*Terms & Conditions*

Includes delivery and installation of product.

You can only enter the competition through our Facebook post.

Installation available to Schools only. This includes Academies, Specialist Schools etc.

Grounds need to be flat and level for installation.

Please ensure you complete all the steps stated above otherwise your entry will not be valid.

Entries from UK Mainland only.

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Exclusive Sports Ancillary Product Deals!!!!

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Our Sports Ancillary Products offer everything you require to add those final finishing touches to your outdoor sports playground or facility.

From Netball Hoops to our Stop Watch Playboard, from Ball Catchers to Kick Boards, we have you covered to ensure you get the best from your sports area – What’s more, we have some great deals just for you!!

Take a look below at our Great Offers and if you are interested in taking advantage, call us on 01244 375627 and quote the promotional code stated.

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Key Information:

OFFER 10:
Area required: 3m x 3m
Safety Surfacing required? NO

OFFER 11:
Area required: N/A
Safety Surfacing required? NO

OFFER 12:
Dimensions: 2m x 1m x 0.15m
Safety Surfacing required? NO

OFFER 13:
Dimensions: 1.15m x 1.4m x 0.15m
Safety Surfacing required? NO

 

*Orders must be placed by 22/12/2017 to qualify

Price includes Free Delivery and Installation

 

Don’t forget to claim your free Sports Bundle when you spend at least £5,000 exc VAT

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See our new Target Sport Walls Offers!

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Our Target Range is a fully component based group of products which can be used to create exciting Sports Activity Walls, Multi-Use Games Areas (MUGAs) or Combi-Goals. Pick and choose the height of your fencing then add a goal unit and sports activity panels to create the ultimate sport, play and activity area.

Football, Rugby, Cricket, Tennis and many more sports can be catered for, all designed to increase activity levels and above all be fun!

We have put together some offers on this exclusive new range, check them out and if you are interested in taking advantage, call us on 01244 375627 and quote the promotional code stated.

Newsspopac7 1 | See Our New Target Sport Walls Offers! | Creative Play Target 4 Goal Combo – Includes:

Target 1 Goal Combo – Includes:

Target 3 Goal Combo – Includes:

 

KEY INFORMATION

Target 4 Goal Combo:
Area required: 9m x 10m
Safety Surfacing required? NO

Target 1 Goal Combo:
Area required: 6m x 10m
Safety Surfacing required? NO

Target 3 Goal Combo:
Area required: 11m x 10m
Safety Surfacing required? NO

*Orders must be placed by 22/12/2017 to qualify

Price includes Free Delivery and Installation

 

Don’t forget to claim your free Sports Bundle when you spend at least £5,000 exc VAT

 

Newsspopac Offers | See Our New Target Sport Walls Offers! | Creative Play
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See our MUGA offers – Not one to Miss!

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Incorporating Sports into your outdoor area can improve your business what ever it is!

School? Holiday Park? Pub? Parish Council? It will benefit you all.

With this in mind, we have discounted our MUGA’s just for you!

Take a look below at our MUGA offers and if you are interested in taking advantage, call us on 01244 375627 and quote the promotional code stated.

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KEY INFORMATION

Sizes Available VS Area Required:

MUGA Size: 12m x 8m – Area Required: 18m x 12m

MUGA Size: 20m x 10m – Area Required: 26m x 14m

MUGA Size: 24m x 12m – Area Required: 30m x 16m

MUGA Size: 30m x 15m – Area Required: 36m x 19m

Safety Surfacing Required? 

Safety Surfacing is not required.

*Orders must be placed by 22/12/2017 to qualify

Price includes Free Delivery and Installation

 

Don’t forget to claim your free Sports Bundle when you spend at least £5,000 exc VAT

 

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We have an exclusive Outdoor Gym Package for you!

Newsspopac2 Featured | We Have An Exclusive Outdoor Gym Package For You! | Creative Play

Take a look at our great Outdoor Gym Package with great savings – All part of our continuing efforts to support children to lead healthy and active lifestyles – promoting a health well-being.

Take a look below at our Outdoor Gym Package and if you are interested in taking advantage, call us on 01244 375627 and quote the promotional code stated.

 

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Was £9,482 ex VAT

NOW £8,498 ex VAT

Newsspopac2 2 | We Have An Exclusive Outdoor Gym Package For You! | Creative PlayKEY INFORMATION

Area Required: 17.5m x 10m

Safety Surfacing Required? 

Not required if installed onto well maintained grass.

Safety Surfacing is required if installed into Tarmac.

*Orders must be placed by 22/12/2017 to qualify

Price includes Free Delivery and Installation

 

Don’t forget to claim your free Sports Bundle when you spend at least £5,000 exc VAT

 

Newsspopac Offers | We Have An Exclusive Outdoor Gym Package For You! | Creative Play

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See our exclusive Activity Trail Offer!

Newsspopac1 Featured | See Our Exclusive Activity Trail Offer! | Creative Play

To support our focus and ambitions with promoting sporting activities, we have put together a selection of offers for you!

This is a great chance to take advantage of some great prices and if you are a school, make the most of your PE Sports Premium Funding!

Take a look below at our Sports Trim Trail Package and if you are interested in taking advantage, call us on 01244 375627 and quote the promotional code stated – (Discount Code: SPOPAC1)

 

 Newsspopac1 1 | See Our Exclusive Activity Trail Offer! | Creative PlayWas £5,982 ex VAT

NOW £4,998* ex VAT

 Newsspopac1 2 | See Our Exclusive Activity Trail Offer! | Creative Play

 PACKAGE INCLUDES:

CH101 – Chin Ups

CH102 – Ramp Jump

CH113 – Sit-Ups

CH108 – Balance Beam

CH111 – Parallel Bars

CH126 – Treadmill

CH128 – A-Frame Double Net

CH127 – Climbing Wall

CH115 – Hurdles

 

KEY INFORMATION

Area Required: 17.5m x 10m

Safety Surfacing Required? 

Not required if installed onto well maintained grass.

Safety Surfacing is required if installed into Tarmac.

*Orders must be placed by 22/12/2017 to qualify

Price includes Free Delivery and Installation

 

Don’t forget to claim your free Sports Bundle when you spend at least £5,000 exc VAT

 

Newsspopac Offers | See Our Exclusive Activity Trail Offer! | Creative Play

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Guidance for Playground Layouts and Designs

News Pgguidance Featured | Guidance For Playground Layouts And Designs | Creative Play

Understanding all the specific requirements and BS EN standards for playground equipment and surfacing can be difficult as there is a lot of information to take in.

The basic guidelines below have been created to ensure all persons involved in Playground Design work to the same standards.


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Do you know where your playground is going to be sited? Do you know if there is any reasons particular equipment can’t go in a particular place? Did you know there are restrictions?

Take a look at the hazards to consider when planning where you new playground will be sited:

1. Overhead power lines/electricity sub-stations

2. Tree roots

3. Hidden/secluded areas

4. Underground pipes

5. Waterways

6. Poor drainage

 

Choosing Equipment

All play equipment has to meet the BS EN 1176 standards. All equipment should also carry the appropriate identification label. You should ensure before choosing a supplier that they have declaration of conformity to BS EN 1176.

 

Choosing Surfacing

Again all safety surfacing has to be independently tested to BS EN 1177 standards and all suppliers should provide this. Safety surfacing has to be laid at specific depths depending on the CFH (critical fall height) of equipment. Equipment with a fall height lower than 600mm and do not have forced movement doesn’t have to have surfacing that meets these standards. Equipment with a higher fall height or forced movement always require tests. The BS EN 1177 has introduced to reduce life threatening head injuries to child.

The only expectation for the above is providing well maintained grass. Grass can provide a fall height of up to 1500mm providing a thorough risk assessment is carried out.

 

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Playground Positioning

The layout of equipment when creating a new play space is very important and has a great effect on the overall safety. Approximately 34% of play area accident reports are caused by collisions, either between children and equipment or children and other children. This makes the layout extremely important.

One of the first things to consider when designing the layout is the safety of the users of the equipment. There are obviously a wide variety of different play products and all guidance’s are detailed with BS EN 1176 standards. The operating areas of equipment have to be abided by to ensure relevant safety measures are kept and all BS EN 1176/1177 standards are met.

 

The flow within the Play Area

Play areas are all situated different in every area. You do need to consider the safety of users who may be passing through the play area as opposed to be using the equipment. There are safety requirements that need to be considered for this given in BS EN 1176.

More circulation space will be required for areas where children will be running from different pieces of equipment especially in a busy public area.

Normal operating areas will need to be used with all equipment when spacing the proposed layout.

The requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act in regards to access should be considered (e.g. pathway and gate widths and gradients).

 

Risk Assessment

All playgrounds are required to have a risk assessment completed as stated within The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations. We provide a full risk assessment during a post-installation inspection