Apr 24, 2017 Last Updated 12:59 PM, Apr 20, 2017
When it comes to our children’s health and wellbeing, are we planning to fail? That’s the question API’s Chair, Mark Hardy, put to visitors at SALTEX at the end of last year in a seminar called Play & Physical Activity – the Five Ps.
Watch out, there’s a shark about and it’s residing in the Shoreham area of Sussex. Taking centre stage on a totally revamped play area at Fishersgate Rec, this eye-catching Wicksteed-designed shark’s head climber is really causing a bit of a stir.
Oscar Sorabjee, Commercial Director of the new local authority division of educational play services business Playforce, expounds on how councils, even in their current cash-strapped state, need to nurture the souls of their citizens by investing in their current and future wellbeing for the good…
PlayBoard NI recently hosted a conference called ‘Playing Out – How can the public realm support better outcomes for children’s holistic development’. SLR Consulting’s Paul McTernan, who leads the company’s masterplanning and regeneration team, was one of those speakers who set out the challenge to…
UK families are concerned that their children may soon have nowhere to play and implore the government to address the situation urgently. That's according to early findings of new research by the Association of Play Industries which shows over half of parents are unhappy about…
Treasuring outdoor public spaces and being able to enhance those areas to provide innovative and exciting play facilities offering challenging and engaging equipment is all part of Wicksteed’s unparalleled service.

Safety in numbers

Tony Sidwell, Director of Safety, Health & Environment at Shepherd Engineering Services explains why we must look further than CDM regulations 2015 to transform onsite health and safety behaviour.

Inclusive play

Children love to play, but over recent decades it has become clear that it is also one of the main ways in which they learn. Play helps children's development in many ways. Playing gives space to their imagination and fuels creativity.

Bespoke for belonging

  • Apr 24, 2017
  • Published in Leisure
Taking ownership of a community playground is quite important to its young visitors and extended families. So what could be better than providing a bespoke element to a playground product or even an entire play scheme? Incorporating key aspects of important local heritage, landmarks or…

Modular motion

Pumptracks are increasingly popular facilities and a fantastic form of active play. Already well established across Europe, they have been growing in numbers across the UK, but whilst most will have heard the term 'pumptrack', many do not know exactly what they are, who they…
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