Category: Blog

The Importance of Physical Education in Early Years

There is a range of varying benefits from introducing physical education to children in early years. Since the early years of a child’s life are so important to a child’s growth and development, it’s fully recommended that parents, guardians and teachers find ways to ensure proper growth and development to set them up for the…

6 Items Every Garden Gym Needs to Have

Having proper garden gym equipment is a great advantage, since it enables you to have useful exercise times from the comfort of your own home, enjoying the best of both worlds in your home gym space. Still, it can be quite challenging to choose the ideal gym items, so we thought we’d put together a…

How to Make Use of Your School Playground During Autumn

As you go through the transition from summer to winter, there are so many things you can do to help the children in your school. One that is often overlooked, when compared to spring and summer activities, is that you can still have the kids spend quality outdoor time by assisting them to fully utilise…

The Best Types of Swing for Outdoor Playgrounds

Having an outdoor playground at your school, nursery, park or even home is a very good idea, but making sure that the right equipment is installed in it is an even better idea. With the ideal equipment incorporated into the spaces, you give the children at home or in your school a chance at some…

5 PE Equipment Items Every Kid Enjoys Playing With

There is great benefit to making physical education in schools as enjoyable as possible. This has led to many schools opting for PE equipment that will not only provide fitness, but also offer fun to kids as they use them. Another factor that is being increasingly considered is to bring outdoor play spaces a range…

7 Benefits of Installing Playground Equipment at a School

More and more schools are embracing the idea of having quality customised equipment installed in their playgrounds. Nowadays, there is a range of great equipment you could incorporate into your school playground. While this is happening, you might wonder about the specific benefits of installing new playground equipment at your school. Here at Creative Play,…

It’s International Walk to School Month!

October is Walk to School month and we can think of many reasons why children should pound the pavement! Keeping active keeps the body and heart healthy and is great for development. Not only will walking to school develop mobility and social skills it will also develop road awareness and make children think about the…

New Forest: Our Woodlander Range is Back with a New Look

We are pleased to announce we have re-launched and re-designed our popular Woodlander Range! This range is made up of five different tower systems all with each individual play features and unique appearances. The Woodlander range has been designed with the name in mind! Constructed with timber, and named after forests we have created a…

Let’s Play: Our Glendale Holiday Park Development

Glendale Holiday Park contacted Creative Play looking to create a big visual impact on entry to the park and were very open to ideas. The existing equipment was over 10 years old and they wanted it to be removed and replaced with equipment that would give a real ‘WOW’ factor. The holiday park wanted to…

With Friends Like These: Our Development for Friends of Copythorne

THE BRIEF Friends of Copythorne were looking to create a new playground for the children of the community after completing 18 months of fundraising. The requirements were clear, they wanted a playground that would be designed to provide a stimulating environment covering all aspects of play; swinging, siding, balancing, climbing, rotating and bouncing! THE DESIGN…

Get Inspired & Transform your Community Playground

Whether you want to completely transform or just spruce up your community playground, we’re here to provide you with lots of playground inspiration! From rustic developments to ones with nautical themes, toddler areas to play spaces that promote inclusive play, our in-house design team have selected 6 of our recent projects to help get your…

Top School Playground Trends of 2017/2018

With over 25 years in the play industry, Creative Play have seen many playground trends throughout its time. From a strong focus on physical activity to innovative large-scale tower systems and intricate safety surfacing designs, we take you through 6 playground trends we have noticed rising in popularity this academic year. Trend One: Sports Activity…