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How to design public play areas

How to design public play areas

One of the biggest challenges of designing public play areas, such as parks, is that it needs to appeal to children of all ages and abilities. As well as this, key safety measures need to be implemented to ensure all children using the play equipment remain safe and secure. While children are the focus of play areas, in public spaces provision need to made for adults supervising their children, such as adequate seating. With so many... Read More

How to design play areas for older children

How to design play areas for older children

As children get older their wants and needs from play areas change rapidly. The KS2 age group need playground equipment that is a lot more challenging than those used by younger children, as well as this, their social skills are much more developed at this age meaning that more social play is recommended. Children in this age group also want play equipment that allows them to be more independent and which includes more of a risk... Read More

How to design play areas for young children

How to design play areas for young children

There are a lot of considerations to factor in when designing playgrounds, especially when designing them for young children. The KS0 and KS1 age groups have their own unique needs when considering the type of equipment to install, safety precautions to take, security measures to put in place and choosing equipment that will appeal to these age groups. When designing play areas for young children these tips will help: Equipment... Read More

The benefits of installing outdoor gyms in public parks

The benefits of installing outdoor gyms in public parks

An increasing number of public parks are installing outdoor gym equipment to the benefit of both the park and locals who use it. Whereas once outdoor gyms were seen as something unusual and were rarely used when installed, today they are becoming more common and often become one of the busiest areas of parks. If you are thinking of installing outdoor gym equipment in your park but are still undecided, these benefits might help impact your... Read More

Playground equipment that combines play with exercise

Playground equipment that combines play with exercise

While there is an ongoing emphasis on encouraging children to have nutritious diets, this is only part of ensuring children have a healthy lifestyle. Getting enough exercise is also key to being healthy and keeping excess weight off. While some children can be naturally inclined to exercise, others can be more self-conscious about their abilities which can prevent them from getting the exercise they need. Playground equipment that... Read More

Why you should take your children to the park this winter

Why you should take your children to the park this winter

As the nights draw in and the days get shorter, it’s difficult to envisage yourself sitting in the park on a cold Wednesday afternoon. Children will be wanting to get back and watch their favorite cartoon, or play their latest video game but it’s a key part of early-stage development for children to be out exercising and the local park is a perfect place for it. Here are just some of the reasons why playing in the park is not only... Read More

Designing your playground

Designing your playground

Designing a playground takes a lot of thought, planning and consideration. From the original idea to the actual construction of the playground many different factors need to be taken into account, such as age appropriate equipment, safety surfacing and budget. At Fenland Leisure we have used our 21 years of experience in the playground equipment industry to make it easier for our customers to design and build their ideal playground. Over... Read More

The benefits of outdoor workouts

The benefits of outdoor workouts

As the weather gets warmer there is no better time to take your fitness routine outdoors. Even the most ardent gym-goer enjoys exercising outside during summer, while those new to regular exercise find that this is the perfect time to get fit. Whether you are a seasoned fitness fan or new to exercise, there are many benefits to taking your workout outdoors. Increase your happiness Whatever type of exercise you choose to do, being... Read More

Choosing the right equipment for your playground

Choosing the right equipment for your playground

Whether you are looking to add equipment to your current playground or are looking to create a whole new play area; choosing the right equipment to meet your needs requires spending a lot of time researching all the products available. There are many factors you need to consider when choosing the right equipment for your playground, here are some of the key areas you will need to take into account during your research. Your... Read More

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