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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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  • 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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  • How Senior Fitness Parks Maintain Functional Fitness
    Redlynch Leisure Installations
    Outdoor gyms and fitness parks keep you mobile and maintain functional fitness through life. Over the last few years, outdoor sports and activities have exploded in popularity across all age groups, with governments and their...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Playground safety - back to basics
    Proludic Play & Sports Areas
    Keeping kids safe in the playground Despite our best efforts, accidents can still take place in playgrounds, but there are steps that we can take to minimise risk. There are many ways that we can turn playgrounds into prosperous...
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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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  • Music in unexpected places - good for your city and soul
    Percussion Play
    Outdoor musical instruments provide the perfect opportunity to enjoy music-making in unexpected surroundings. Pocket music parks or mini music stations are a relatively low-cost, easy way to revitalise areas that have been...
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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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  • Creating memorials with outdoor musical instruments
    Percussion Play
    There is nothing quite like time spent outdoors in a beautiful space for remembering a loved one. A memorial music garden can act as a healing place for contemplation, somewhere to offer a peaceful, calming atmosphere where...
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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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  • Simple Pentatonic Instruments for Early Years Settings
    Percussion Play
    Playing outdoor musical instruments in a free-play environment, where there are no wrong notes, can lead to a life-long love of music and music-making. Through active learning – hands-on, participative, and interactive –...
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