Love Your National Parks

The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has launched a new Plan for National Parks and a programme of activity to safeguard the future of these iconic landscapes.  The new “Plan for National Parks” is looking at how best to engage young people throughout their education and looking to ensure that over 80,000 primary…

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Flexiwalk Rubber Aggregate Surfacing

Flexiwalk is proving to be a successful surfacing solution at a number of outdoor fitness equipment sites that Pennine Playgrounds are currently installing in Knowsley on behalf of Proludic.  The porous, slip-resistant paving is a blend of rubber and aggregate, providing a hard wearing and attractive surface which is available in 3 standard colour blends. …

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Primary Spaces Proves To Be A Huge Success

We have been undertaking a research programme into the success of our Primary Spaces projects, which have been commissioned by Sport England and delivered through a tendering process managed by Gleeds Ltd.  In total, Pennine Playgrounds have been awarded 68 Primary Spaces school projects and to date around 60 of these playground design and build…

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Public Green Spaces On The Decline

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A feature in Horticulture Week recently has found that around 12% of children in England have not visited a park, forest, garden or any other natural environment for at least 12 months, according to a new Government study. This alarming statistic shows that children are becoming disengaged from nature. The Monitor of Engagement With the…

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Play England Launch New Website

Play England - Freedom to play

Play England have launched their new website www.playengland.net which is a fantastic source of information for all parties interested in designing and installing a new outdoor playground, whether it be for a park or outdoor recreation area, or for a school playground.   The website features relevant and up to date sections on “Managing Risk in Play…

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