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One, Two, Three! Our 3 Stage Development for Churchfields Junior School

ABOUT A large three-stage development focusing on providing lots of physical play opportunities. STAGE 1: A challenging physical play area which features our impressive Fort Henry Tower (with custom ‘Fort Churchfields’ signage) & safety surfacing. STAGE 2: A climbing zone which includes our Jungle Climber Combi structure & Wetpour Safety Surfacing. STAGE 3: Two identical…

The Advantages of Bespoke Playground Surfacing

Playground surfaces may be good, but bespoke playground surfaces can be great! They offer a lot more than just safety for children playing in space, allowing you to considerably transform your playground with a range of benefits by getting your selection of bespoke surfaces. Having a playground surface customised to your preferences gives you a…

What Should You Look for in Good Children’s Climbing Frames?

Children’s climbing frames are a fantastic playground equipment item, thanks to not only being a consistent source of fun, but also their versatility of use. With a climbing frame, children – whether at home or in school – can reap a range of play benefits. Children enjoy lots of fun, while at the same time…

Instant Playground Game Changers

With 25 years in the play industry, here at Creative Play we truly believe that budget is secondary when it comes to providing engaging playgrounds. By adding one key piece of play equipment, we believe you can totally regenerate your existing outdoor play space and pack in lots of challenging play opportunities. Below, we highlight…

Projects that have got us excited for 2019

Towards the end of 2018 and for the first month on 2019, we’ve kept the winter blues away by designing, manufacturing and installing lots of exciting and engaging outdoor play spaces. From Multi-Use Games Areas, to rustic Trim Trails, an outdoor gym to impressive tower systems, we’re pleased to see more Creative Play playgrounds promoting…

How to Use Playground Markings to Make Your Play Area Even Better

The right playground markings can make a play space even more enjoyable. They can enhance these spaces to stimulate, motivate and encourage kids to take part in outdoor activities. With the right markings, you could make a huge difference to the enjoyment of kids’ physical activity, as well as the development of a range of…

The Benefits of a Multi Use Games Area

One idea that has become increasingly popular across many sectors such as educational settings, local authorities, holiday parks and parish council are the use of Multi Use Games Areas (MUGAs). These have been found to be very useful in many settings where children might want to play, given the wide range of choice and smart…

A Bird’s Eye View – The Priory Parish CE Primary School

The Priory Parish CE Primary School contacted Creative Play as they were looking to re-develop their existing play area. They wanted to remove the whole area and start from scratch to create a new environment that would allow children to explore the outdoors whilst developing fundamental movement skills and building confidence. The area was to…

Time to Play: Our Cooper’s Meadow Transformation for Marlborough Town Council

Creative Play came across Marlborough Town Council’s tender for the development of Cooper’s Meadow Play Area and decided to apply for the works. Their brief included removing the existing equipment and replacing with play pieces that had a very natural look and feel; it was also important to be sympathetic towards the surrounding environment. Our…

Choose Respect – Anti-Bullying Week 2018

Every day bullying happens across the whole entire world. Bullying has a massive impact on any individual whether at school, work, college, with friends – it happens anywhere and everywhere. Anti-Bullying Alliance have organised Anti Bullying week 2018 between 12th – 16th November to encourage people to take a stand against bullying and raise awareness…

Tasty & Terrifying: Creative Play’s Spooktacular Bake Off 2018

Forget the Rahul, Ruby and Kim-Joy in yesterday’s The Great British Bake Off final, today our very own Creative Play bakers where busy taking part in our Spooktacular Bake Off! With all the funds raised going to Children in Need everyone put their best bake forward when it came to creating Halloween-themed cakes. From gooey…

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…