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  • Percussion Play: 'Mini' Rainbow Trio collection goes to ground
    'Mini' Rainbow Trio collection goes to ground
    Percussion Play
    Originally designed to be hung on playground walls, Percussion Play has extended its extremely popular Rainbow Trio Collection to now include in-ground or surface-mounted versions of these three instruments. The design and performance of the Rainbow Trio are not compromised by size. Using the same high-quality materials, this...
    25 September 2019
  • Proludic Play & Sports Areas: New research reveals the extent of a childhood crisis
    New research reveals the extent of a childhood crisis
    Proludic Play & Sports Areas
    New research shows that parents are worried about the shift from outdoor play to indoor screen time and the vast majority of parents say that playgrounds are vital in getting children outdoors and active again. A survey* of 1111 parents with children aged between 2 and 12 has found that 9 out of 10 parents who were not close to a playground said...
    24 September 2019
  • RTC Safety Surfaces: New accredited status for RTC Safety Surfaces
    New accredited status for RTC Safety Surfaces
    RTC Safety Surfaces
    With over 25 years’ experience, we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality safety surfacing installations and excellent levels of customer service, from estimates and advice to post-installation. However, we are always looking for ways to improve therefore we are pleased to announce in recent months we have been accredited by...
    29 August 2019
  • RTC Safety Surfaces: RTC supports API's  ‘Play Must Stay’ campaign
    RTC supports API's ‘Play Must Stay’ campaign
    RTC Safety Surfaces
    In previous years the API has carried out vital research into the state of play and play provision in the UK. This time, they have joined forces with Mumsnet to survey 1111 parents with children between 2 and 12 years old. They found that 69% of parents of 10-12-year-olds said their children preferred screen time over other activities such as more...
    23 August 2019
  • M&M Timber: New appointment drives product range development
    New appointment drives product range development
    M&M Timber
    M&M Timber, a division of the Forest Garden Group, is delighted to welcome Ben Wyatt to its ranks as Head of Design & Commercials. This exciting new position within the company will support key strategic growth plans for product ranges, in particular, their play portfolio. Ben has extensive commercial and management experience in delivering new...
    21 May 2019
  • Proludic Play & Sports Areas: The importance of open space play in housing estates
    The importance of open space play in housing estates
    Proludic Play & Sports Areas
    At Proludic, we believe having access to high quality play provision in open spaces is essential to all children growing up. Oxfam Scotland created a Humankind Index as a new measure of prosperity and what matters to people. The most important assets in people’s lives according to Oxfam’s consultations are: an affordable, decent and safe home...
    16 May 2019
  • Proludic Play & Sports Areas: Dynamic Structures get everybody moving
    Dynamic Structures get everybody moving
    Proludic Play & Sports Areas
    With physical activity among teenagers and adults at alarmingly low levels in the UK, we need to do all that we can to encourage people to get moving and have fun – our health and that of our children depends on it. Dynamic Structures from Proludic stimulate exhilarating sensations from extreme sports like kitesurfing, rock climbing and...
    16 May 2019
  • Timberplay: Timberplay to deliver study day with Cornwall Council
    Timberplay to deliver study day with Cornwall Council
    Timberplay
    Play specialists, Timberplay have teamed up with Cornwall Council to deliver a play study day designed to support the development of better play spaces to benefit communities. The event will take place at Heartlands in Cornwall on the Wednesday 24th April 2019 and will focus on ‘How to develop open spaces to include play which benefits the whole...
    10 April 2019
  • Proludic Play & Sports Areas: Exciting new Leisure Play Area Solutions brochure
    Exciting new Leisure Play Area Solutions brochure
    Proludic Play & Sports Areas
    Proludic, a leading play and sports equipment manufacturer and installer, has launched an exciting new brochure focused at the leisure market, further enhancing their work in this sector. Targeting organisations such as holiday parks, pubs, health clubs, shopping centres, zoos, hotels, museums and service stations it aims to provide the reader...
    04 April 2019
  • Percussion Play: Percussion Play 'Mini' Rainbow Range Grows
    Percussion Play 'Mini' Rainbow Range Grows
    Percussion Play
    Percussion Play have recently launched a new addition to their fast growing 'Mini Rainbow Range' - the Rainbow Chime Post. A cluster of five rainbow coloured chimes are attached to a single stainless-steel post - our Rainbow Chime Post makes the perfect music 'stop' for pre-schools and early years settings. Perfectly complementing the Rainbow Trio...
    21 March 2019
  • Percussion Play: New Percussion Play catalogue - view online or download
    New Percussion Play catalogue - view online or download
    Percussion Play
    The 2019 Percussion Play brochure is now available to view online or for download. The interactive digital version of the brochure can be viewed instantly in any browser and on any device. It allows you to jump to individual pages from the content page, flick backwards and forwards as well as play videos from the individual product pages. Planning...
    20 February 2019
  • Artform Urban Furniture: Out-sider products now on NBS Plus
    Out-sider products now on NBS Plus
    Artform Urban Furniture
    Artform Urban Furniture is pleased to announce that it has now included its out-sider range of products to the NBS specification software. NBS is used by specifier’s, landscape architects, urban designers and contractors as the leading source of quality product information within the construction industry, including for sourcing street furniture...
    04 February 2019
  • Caloo Ltd: New Caloo Pulse app available to download
    New Caloo Pulse app available to download
    Caloo Ltd
    Caloo has announced the launch of its new app – Caloo Pulse - which allows users to log workouts, track progress, favourite local gyms and units at any of their gyms across the UK. Available to download on both IOS and Android play stores, the app offers an easy-to-use interface with a simple login...
    30 January 2019
  • Proludic Play & Sports Areas: New 2019 brochure from Proludic
    New 2019 brochure from Proludic
    Proludic Play & Sports Areas
    The new 2019 general brochure and technical catalogue from Proludic is full of ideas and 43 new products to make a play area, outdoor gym or sports area stand out from the crowd. Proludic also offer a dedicated project team, which includes a fully trained Area Manager, Customer Services Advisor and Playground Designer or Landscape Architect. This...
    21 January 2019
  • Proludic Play & Sports Areas: Proludic delivers over 100 outdoor gyms to build health
    Proludic delivers over 100 outdoor gyms to build health
    Proludic Play & Sports Areas
    Since an NHS lead Health Survey in England in 2016 revealed that 67% of men and 58% of women were classed as overweight or obese, Proludic pledged to present 1 million people with the opportunity to be active by 2020. Proludic has increased installations of outdoor gym equipment throughout the UK, providing free equipment within 1 mile of 1...
    18 October 2018