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  • The benefits of encouraging outdoor play in Early Years
    Sovereign Design Play Systems
    Away from the physical constraints of a classroom setting, there are countless opportunities to continue the development and learning of early years children outside of the school building. With an increase in screen time and...
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  • Parkour – A Guide to Free Running
    Redlynch Leisure Installations
    Parkour is a rapidly expanding urban sport which is based around free running, where people climb, swing and jump from one obstacle to another. The sport we know it as today originated in the suburbs of Paris, and is now gaining...
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  • Is your play equipment safe?
    Sovereign Design Play Systems
    With summer here, more children will be visiting their local parks and outdoor play areas, so now is the time to inspect your play equipment. Regular maintenance inspections are essential in ensuring that play equipment stays...
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  • Getting your Play Facilities Holiday Ready
    Proludic Play & Sports Areas
    According to sources it is going to an exciting time for the UK holiday market and 2019 looks set to be another year where ‘staycations’ are on the rise. Are you visitor ready yet? I am sure many holiday parks up and down the...
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  • Choosing gates for playgrounds and play areas
    Jacksons Fencing
    Things to consider when choosing a playground gate. Access for emergency services is essential. An ambulance should be able to drive right up to the play area in all weather conditions with enough room for a trolley bed to fit...
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  • Musical enrichment for the everyday life of seniors
    Percussion Play
    Spaces for outdoor music activities such as a music garden or park will make it easier for seniors to stay active and be part of a musical community. It will help avoid social isolation by providing them with opportunities to...
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  • Adapting outdoor spaces for intergenerational play
    Percussion Play
    Adding intergenerational play elements such as outdoor musical instruments to public spaces encourages connectivity and, due to its universal appeal, playing music can successfully bridge intergenerational gaps. The combined...
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  • Positive effects of family bonding through music-making
    Percussion Play
    The positive effects of bonding through playing music together, listening to each other, having fun, being outdoors and being creative cannot be underestimated. It is so important that we spend time with the people we love - and...
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  • How to create a play space that promotes inclusive play
    Sovereign Design Play Systems
    Here at Sovereign we pride ourselves on creating exciting, dynamic and safe play areas for children of all abilities. We believe in encouraging inclusive play to bring the best out of every child, regardless of age or ability.
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  • How to create the perfect outdoor gym
    Wicksteed Playgrounds
    Creating the perfect outdoor gym needn’t be an uphill struggle. By following this simple guide you could be well on the way to having a new fitness zone in your outdoor space. Identifying a location The first step in creating...
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  • Waterplay – a rich and valuable learning experience
    Timotay Playscapes
    Waterplay already has a prominent place in nurseries and preschool settings. Waterplay provides hours of fun and a multitude of fantastic learning and development opportunities. It provides rich and valuable childhood experiences...
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  • The effects of play on childhood mental health
    Sovereign Design Play Systems
    A survey conducted by Persil found that 74% of children play outside for less than an hour a day. Sovereign aims to help schools and nurseries across the UK to prevent and improve mental health problems in children by providing...
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  • Fundraising for new play area projects
    Sovereign Design Play Systems
    Put the Fun in Fundraising by getting staff, pupils and parents involved and organise an event which can not only raise necessary funds for a new project but help bring communities together. Fundraising is a fantastic way to...
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  • Determining thickness and area size for safety surfacing
    RTC Safety Surfaces
    The following information is designed to help assess the depth and area size of safety surfacing required. Depth of surfacing The depth of surfacing required is calculated according to the Free Fall Height (FFH) of any play...
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  • How to make playgrounds more inclusive and accessible
    NatraTex
    Playgrounds are crucial to both the social and educational development of children. Not only do these vital areas allow children to engage in exercise to keep them healthy, but they also support children’s social, emotional and...
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