Category: Guide

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 –…

Guide to Creating your Dream Playground

For children, the most memorable outdoor playgrounds are the ones that inspire creativity and imagination. They’re full of vibrant and exciting equipment pieces that encourage children to take risks and learn about the world around them. Whether your dream playground includes swings, springs or sails, it can always be brought to life with a coherent…

Top 5 Outdoor Gym Equipment Items that Every School Should Have

Outdoor gyms have been popping up in schools and parks around the country over the past decade as part of a nationwide initiative to make fitness both fun and accessible for all. Spending time in an outdoor school gym area on a regular basis offers a whole range of health and wellbeing benefits to children…

How To Get The Most From Your School Playground Equipment

Schools around the country are now realising the potential of their grounds and making a conscious effort to create outdoor spaces that support children’s learning and physical wellbeing. However, finding suitable school playground equipment can prove to be very challenging at times, especially if you’re working with a limited budget. If you’re on the lookout…

Utilise your PE & Sports Premium with one of our Sports and Fitness Packages

Did you know that only 21% of boys and 16% of girls aged 5-15 achieve the recommended levels of daily physical activity? SOURCE: Health Survey for England 2012 Despite physical active playing a key role in brain development in children, as well as improved physical, emotional and social well-being, many schools today are still struggling…

Our 12 Key Activities to Ensure you Meet the National Curriculum for Physical Education

The national curriculum physical education programmes of study focuses on inspiring all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and…

Ysgol Bro Lleu’s Story

Welsh football icon applauds his former school as it unveils new £12,000 playground Welsh international football star Owain Fôn Williams has sent his heartfelt congratulations to his former primary school as it unveiled a new £12,000 playground. The giant goalkeeper, who plays for Scottish Premiership club Inverness Caledonian Thistle and was one of Wales’ Euro…

Top 5 Playground Developments of 2016!

During 2016 we have completed just over 1000 playground developments all across mainland UK! Each and every project we have worked on has been a pleasure and we hope we complete even more in 2017. In light of this, we have chosen 5 of some of the great transformations completed this year, to which we…

The Benefits of being a member of the API

  The Association of Play Industries (API), why Creative Play are proud members and why you should insist your playground provider is! The Association of Play Industries (API) are the lead trade organisation within the Play Industry, actively promoting all matters relating to play. Founded in 1984 they have been ‘the voice of the play…

Creative Play Funding Advice!

Are you looking to update your outdoor play area? Wanting new playground equipment and/ or safety surfacing? But do you also need funding? We’ve put together some top tips and things to consider during this process!