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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…

How can a school get funding for new playground equipment?

Collectively, children spend the majority of their early lives in school. Whether their time is spent learning, socialising or building upon their imagination, it is a place where long lasting memories are made, so it is crucial that their environment is happy, exciting and most importantly, safe. At Creative Play, we provide just that –…

Play Ahoy! Our Shipshape Development at Sir Stanley Gray Pub

The Brief Sir Stanley Gray Pub contacted Creative Play looking to transform a blank concreted area with an old fashioned beach feel, to a play space for children of all ages. They wanted the area to be packed full of play features and activities whilst keeping in line with the surrounding area. As the pub…

Game, Set, MATCH! How to Build your Dream Multi-Use Games Area

With Wimbledon hitting our screens this week, now is the perfect time to provide more outdoor sport opportunities in your playground – and nothing does this better than a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA). Usually a fully enclosed sports zone, MUGAs are a fantastic way to cater for a wide variety of sports activities outdoors. From…

Ensure your Play Area Sizzles this Summer

We are now in full swing into the summer and the weather has been beautiful so far… That means no more hibernating inside away from the cold, but summer clothes on and enjoying the great outdoors! This signifies commercial settings need to be ready for families, couples and individuals to be swooping in for a…

Happy 1st Birthday Toddle Town!

One of our main objectives has always been to provide playground equipment that is suitable for each and every customer. Last year we introduced ‘TODDLE TOWN’, our Early Years range that is specifically designed with children under the age of 5 firmly in mind. From tricky EYFS trim trail items to Messy Play Tables ideal…

Flying High! Cylch Meithrin’s Transformation

We love providing children of all ages the opportunity to play, whether this be in a school, nursery, public park or even on days out and on holiday and every so often we work on projects that have a unique story behind them. Cylch Meithrin in Deiniolen is one of those play areas! Courageous Daredevil Grandmother…

How to Enhance your Business with your Outdoor Play Area

Here at Creative Play, we understand how important your outdoor play area is to your business. It should be an attractive, engaging area that is safe for children of all ages to play and interact with each other. But with more and more businesses now offering small play areas with swings and a maybe a…

It’s Our Summer Newsletter Roundup!

Summer is in full swing here at our Chester HQ, and everyone at Creative Play has been super busy designing, manufacturing and installing your playground developments. But what else have we been up to??? Check out our Summer Newsletter Roundup below to find out! Top Marks! Our recent development at Greenfields Community Primary School in…

Get Inspired! Your Early Years Jigsaw Play Tower Creations

Our Jigsaw Play Tower range is one of our most popular here at Creative Play. Designed to be completely modular, components can be selected piece by piece to meet your individual needs. With over 70 different components to choose from the possibilities are truly endless! But with so many different components to choose from, a large…