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On this page you can catch up with our latest news feed below, view the map to see where Play & Leisure playgrounds are around the country, or select case studies from the list on the right, to read about some of our most recent projects.


Recent News From Play & Leisure!


Holtspur Way Recreation Ground - Beaconsfield

Chipstead Recreation Groundr The New Whirlwind Rotator, Nemesis Activity Unit & Velocity Basket Swing

Beaconsfield Town Council already had an existing play facility at Holtspur Way which included a traditional equipped play area, a multi -use games area and some outdoor gym equipment, but wanted to improve this facility with new equipment for teenagers which would include some static fitness equipment.

Chipstead Recreation Ground

Zone Fitness Station

Play and Leisure were asked to put forward a design to engage local teenagers with the Town Councils plans. After consultation with the teenagers the following equipment was chosen to be supplied and installed by Play and Leisure. A 25m Aerial Runway, a Whirlwind  Overhead Rotator, Nemesis Activity Unit from the Quest range, a Velocity Basket Swing and a Zone Fitness Station.

All the equipment was to be installed into grass with rubber bonded mulch surfacing. Work commenced in early March and was completed later that month in time for the Easter beak much to everyone’s delight and within the £36,000.00 budget.

(posted: 15 June 2015)


Critchlow Road Play Area - Huncote.

Chipstead Recreation Groundr The New Quest Cosmos & 6m Activity Net at Critchlow Road Play Area

Back in August of last year, Play & Leisure along with several other companies received an enquiry from Huncote Parish Council regarding the refurbishing and updating of their existing play facility on Critchlow Road, an area on which Play & Leisure had previously installed new outdoor gym equipment .

Chipstead Recreation Ground

Quest Comos Activity Unit

After meeting with Stuart Bacon, Clerk to the Council, the brief was to update the existing toddler/junior area and provide exciting and challenging equipment for older children in a separate area of the field where the existing aerial runway and swings were. A consultation process with the local community and Councillors resulted in Play & Leisure being the preferred contractor and were given the official go ahead in December 2014.

The works commenced in February 2015 by removing the existing equipment which included a Multi-unit, Roundabout and surfacing in the toddler/junior area although some of the existing equipment remained, which included the junior swings, which would be given a new coating of paint. By the end of the month all the removal work had been completed and the site was ready for the installation to start. The equipment to be installed comprised of a Quest Cosmos Activity Unit, 6m High Activity Net, Ben Lomond Multi-unit from the Mountain Activity range, Cantilever Basket Swing, Inclusive Nattertube complete with a Stongman & Abacus Play Panel and our DDA compliant Thunder Roundabout suitable for children of all ages and abilities plus a Dragonfly Inclusive Seesaw and Supernova.

The site was finally completed mid-March much to the delight of the Town Council and local children who had waited a long time for the day to come. The play area has proved to be a big success and will be enjoyed for years to come!

(posted: 10 June 2015)


Chipstead Recreation Ground - Chevening

Chipstead Recreation Groundr The New Avon River Multiplay & Cone Climber at Chipstead Recreation Ground

Chevening Parish Council in Sevenoaks Kent were looking to refurbish their existing play area at Chipstead Recreation Ground. They approached seven companies and asked them to quote for ideas to replace the existing equipment to cover the age range of 1-15 years.

Chipstead Recreation Ground

Modified Quest Nemesis

After a consultation period which included both the local community and local Councillors a unanimous decision was reached to award the contract to Play & Leisure.

Councillor Trish Dalton, who organised the process, remarked that it was quite extraordinary that everybody chose the Play & Leisure design with the modified Quest Nemesis unit, with the added traditional slide chute, the stand out piece of equipment, although all the equipment in the design was very popular.

Work started in early April with the old equipment being removed and the new pieces installed which included a toddler activity unit, The Avon, from the River Multiplay range, a new set of swings to include both flat and cradle seats and a spinning Cone Climber as well as the modified Quest Nemesis unit. Rubber bonded mulch was the chosen option for the impact absorbing surface which was laid over the existing wet pour. Two self-closing pedestrian gates were also installed in the existing timber fence line, all for a budget of £36,500.00.
A Grand Opening Tea Party was held on 9th May, with live music from Ian Fox and tea and cake available from the pavilion. One hundred and fifty parents and excited children attended to celebrate the new play facility and to enjoy a family picnic.
Councillor Dalton was delighted with such a large turn out and everybody agreed Play & Leisure had done a wonderful job and provided a play facility that would be enjoyed by local children for years to come.
Funding was provided by Chevening Parish Council, Cory Environmental Trust in Britain, Sevenoaks District Council, Big Community Fund, Heart of the Community Award, Waitrose Community Matters and a host of private donations of which the Parish Council were grateful for.

(posted: 29 May 2015)


Chapel Lane - Chirk

Meriton Road Play AreaThe New Thames River Multiplay at Chapel Lane, Chirk

Play & Leisure were approached by two mothers who wanted to improve their current play area for the children of Chirk, by introducing more equipment specifically for toddlers as well as older children. Three companies sent through their interpretations and after consultation with the children along with their parents, our design was chosen.

Severn Mountain Multiplay

25m Aerial Runway

The next step was to approached Chirk Town Council to present the winning design and ask for advice on funding. Sam Hughes, the clerk to the council, wrote a funding bid to WREN which was successful so work could commence as soon as possible.

The first part of the contract was to remove the outdated Swings, Roundabout and old Rocking Horse to make way for the new play area design to come together.

The new Play & Leisure equipment installed in it's place, consisted of a 2 Seat Cradle/Inclusive Basket Swing, one of our Thames River Multiplay Units, Thunder Inclusive Roundabout, 4 Seat Elephant Seesaw, 25m Aerial Runway, Freeride Swing, a range of Activity Panels and multiple pieces of Street Furniture to complement the play area and a great place to relax and watch the children at play. the Wetpour safety surfacing, together with colour graphics created a more 'fun' look as well as conforming to the standards!

A tarmac pathway was constructed to run through the area enabling easy access to each piece of equipment and a brand new fence at the front and rear of the play area with two gates also installed ensuring an enclosed and safe area for children to play.

(posted: 18 May 2015)


Jubilee Play Area - Shifnal

Meriton Road Play AreaThe Play Equipment at Jubilee Park, Shifnal

After being awarded the tender for Jubilee Play Area at Shifnal, Shropshire, Play and Leisure got to work by ripping out the old outdated play equipment along with the fencing and vegetation that ran along the front of the play area.

Severn Mountain Multiplay

Fairfield Mountain Multiplay

The new design included a tarmac footpath running the length of the play area from the new fencing with two pedestrian gates. The new equipment which included, a Storm Roundabout, Delta Seesaw, two Activity Units including, a Velocity Basket Swing, Wobble Surfer, Spring Animals and an Adventure Trail were installed into new Wetpour Surfacing either side of the footpath. Also installed were two Highfield Goal ends for the sports enthusiasts.

The new play area was ready in time for the Easter Holidays much to the delight of the Town Council. Town Clerk, Mac Sandal, commented on his delight at the finished play area and the fantastic job done by Play and Leisure, he had received many comments from the local children within the community on the complete transformation of the old play area..

(posted: 11 May 2015)


Keeping fit at Queens Park in Bolton!

Meriton Road Play AreaThe All New Fitness Equipment at Queens Park, Bolton

The popularity of our new fitness range has found its way to Queens Park, Bolton and is proving a big hit with the local community.

Severn Mountain Multiplay

Walker, Slalom & Leg Push

The equipment which can be found in the park include our Hip Spin, Push Up/Stretch Bars Combo, Upper Body Workout (Push Up/Pull Down/Dip Bars) Parallel Bars and Leg Push/Walker/Slalom Combo.

To Accommodate the communities demand, this fitness kit has been installed adjacent to the fitness equipment which was installed last year. This has doubled the area in size - a great way to play and work out in fresh air!

All of our steel play and fitness equipment is not just assembled but manufactured here in the UK by our highly skilled team so you know that you are buying British, quality equipment built to the current relevant European Standards.

 

 

 

 

(posted: 05 May 2015)


Meriton Road Play Area - Cheshire East

Meriton Road Play AreaThe bright new play area at Meriton Road

Play & Leisure were invited to participate in a supply only tender for Cheshire East Council to supply new play equipment for Meriton Road Park, Handforth and The Carrs, Wilmslow. The total budget for the contract was £75,000 between the two sites.

Severn Mountain Multiplay

Severn River Multiplay

After being awarded the contract Play & Leisure were asked to deliver the equipment for Meriton Road Park, Handforth within a four week period as Cheshire East's installation team had already began dismantling and removing the tired and out-dated existing equipment. The new equipment to be installed consisted of our Fairfield Mountain Multiunit, Severn River Multiunit, Storm Roundabout, Velocity Inclusive Basket Swing, 30m Aerial Runway and ramp complete with barriers, a 2 Seat Junior/ 2 Seat Cradle Swing and multiple pieces of Street Furniture.

The new equipment was delivered to Cheshire East Depot on time and ready for installation, due to the popularity and success of the new play equipment an extra piece of equipment was ordered within weeks of the installation being completed.

The Carrs, Wilmslow was installed several months later in time for the school summer holiday. Both sites have been a huge hit with the local community, comments have been made about the variety of equipment and the accessibility for children of all ages and abilities.

(posted: 09 February 2015)


Weald Common Play Area - North Weald

Weald Common Play AreaThe new play area at Weald Common

North Weald P.C. are now the proud owners of a new Play & Leisure playground thanks to the fund raising work of a local committee, North Weald Mums, and contributions from local businesses/organisations. The committee was formed when the local parents felt that the facilities at their play area were in dire need of improvement. North Weald Mums then carried out fund raising events and sourced funds from various locations including North Weald Parish Council. Play & Leisure were then approached as one of a group of companies to provide a quotation to improve the out dated timber adventure play area situated on Weald Common. The design brief was for more adventurous play equipment to suit children between the ages of 3 and 12 years. We were chosen as the successful company to carry out the improvements, totalling £40,000, and work was completed in mid October.

Tryfan multiplay, horse seesaw & Durham Picnic Table

Tryfan Multiplay & Horse Seesaw

Park goers can now enjoy a plethora of activities from the new equipment which include 3 types of swings, an Orbitor low rotator, a horse seesaw and the Avon and Tryfan multi activity units for toddlers and juniors respectively.

North Weald Mums are overjoyed with the results of both their own fund raising efforts, and the subsequent installation of the new play area, so much so that they are already fund raising for additional pieces of equipment to go into the area, which was designed to enable future additions.

If your local play area is in need of improvements we hope that you feel inspired and motivated by these events, to form your own committee and start raising funds, and contact us to see how we can help with your project!

Tryfan Multiplay & NattertubeThe New Inclusive 3 Bay Swing for a Wide Range of Users

(posted: 10 Nov 2014)


Shinfield Parish Council - Spencers Wood Play Area

Spencers Wood Play AreaThe Colourful New Play Area at Spencers Wood, Shinfield

The play area at Spencers Wood had certainly had some good use over the years, but was in desperate need of updating as parents attending the site had requested more modern and toddler friendly equipment. After visiting the area, Play & Leisure produced a design which was in competition with two other companies, and after much discussion with local children and parents at the primary school, and the adjacent nursery, Play & Leisure's design was chosen.

Thunder Inclusive Roundabout

The Thunder Inclusive Roundabout

The scheme featured our Tryfan Multi-play Unit, our new Inclusive Roundabout, various different Play Panels, a Traditional Swing, double width Springer, Seesaw and finally a rotating Cone Climber. After the initial order, the scheme was also expanded to include further safety surfacing and vibrant ground graphics.

The finished result is a modern exciting play space which is now set for the years of play to come. The project was finished on budget and on time, much to the satisfaction of our client.

Jacqui Barnes clerk to Shinfield Parish Council commented,

"Play & Leisure have installed a vibrant and interesting playground for the under 8's in our community. The equipment is colourful and design layout fully utilises the available space, providing the children with a range of interesting options. Our playground has been updated on a small fixed budget and we have found the company extremely flexible and co-operative, responding effortlessly to our needs and preferences".

The play area was funded entirely by the Parish Council and we look forward to the opportunity of working with them on new and upcoming opportunities.

Tryfan Multiplay & NattertubeThe Tryfan Multi-play Unit & Nattertube

(posted: 09 June 2014)


Banbury Town Council - Moorfields Park Play Area

Moorfields Park Play AreaThe New Play Area at Moorfields Park, Banbury

Banbury is a popular and attractive market town situated on the banks of the River Cherwell. Its central location in the heart of the UK has great access links to both London & Birmingham. Dating back to as early as the late 5th century, the Saxons settled in Banbury where it was known as "Banesbury".

Quest Mountain Hybrid

The Hybrid Quest Multi-play Unit

Play & Leisure had the opportunity to tender for a fantastic new play area in a existing park already popular with sports enthusiasts and dog walkers. Our aim was to provide various items of play with maximum play value to stretch the minds of the local children of all ages and abilities. It was only a few weeks later that we received news that our design had won the vote from the council and manufacture of the equipment started.

Installation work started in October, excavation of the ground in readiness for the new play equipment and safety surfacing to be installed. Unfortunately, during the torrential rain storms at the end of last year, there was no alternative but to stop work temporarily as the whole area had flooded. Play & Leisure however never gave up and constant checking of ground conditions took place until work could resume (and after working together with the council to agree a slight change in groundwork preparation to help against ongoing flooding).

Senior Play Provision at Moorfields

The Cantilever Basket Swing & Storm Roundabout

The play area was split into three area with the Toddler Area featuring our Derwent Toddler Multi-play, the ever popular and flexible Nattertube, Swings, a Sit-in Spring Animal and a Trisaw Spring Seesaw. The Junior Area comprises of a special Hybrid Quest Multi-play Unit complete with a Wide Slide. The Junior Plus Area comprises of our new Storm Roundabout, Cantilever Swing and an Aerial Runway with its own Launch Platform. All three areas surround our new Inclusive Thunder Roundabout, which acts as the central focal point with associated pathways. Seating, Benches available for users were supplied either for relaxing or taking a picnic.

During March, the final stages of the play area took place where various pieces of Fitness Kit form our new Zone range complimented the children's play equipment.

All the hard work between Play & Leisure, Banbury Town Council and the local residents has ensured that Moorfields Park is one of the flagship play areas for the town.

Derwent Toddler Multiplay & Sheep SpringerOur Derwent Toddler Multi-play and the Sheep Sit-in Spring Animal

(posted: 15 April 2014)


Mansfield D.C. - Rainworth Open Space

Middlewich Road Play AreaThe Vibrant New Play Area at Rainworth Open Space, Mansfield

Rainworth was originally a peaceful Hamlet on the road from Mansfield to Newark, consisting of a small group of buildings which included the original Robin Hood Inn - the Toll House, nicknamed the Inkspot. With no public transport the only way to get from place to place was to walk.

Thunder Inclusive Roundabout

The Storm Roundabout

Since those early days many things have changed in Rainworth and the latest development is the refurbishment of the original play area on the open space on Southwell Road East. Working with Mansfield District Council, Play and Leisure has developed a new play facility to replace the old and tired play equipment. Funding was secured by Mansfield District Council following consultation with local children earlier in the year.

The new £60k play area has been designed for children of all ages and moreover all abilities and includes Swings with Junior seats and a Basket, the NEW Storm Roundabout, Spey Activity Unit, Seesaw, Springy's, a Wobble Surf Board and Interactive Play Panels including Drums. The surfacing also includes a variety of games and markings.

Thunder Inclusive Roundabout

The 2 Seat Flat/Inclusive Basket Swing

Mr. Andy Chambers of Mansfield District Council was absolutely delighted with the finished play area and members of the school council at Heathlands Primary School tried out the equipment commenting on how vibrant, colourful and what great fun it was.

Councillor Philip Shields, Portfolio Holder for the Environment said "the previous equipment was old and in a poor state of repair. This new equipment will provide children in the area with a modern high quality facility that will provide hours of free fun and entertainment"..

Middlewich Road Play AreaThe Inclusive Matterhorn Multi Activity Unit at Rainworth

(posted: 02 Jan 2014)


Holmes Chapel P.C - Middlewich Rd Play Area

Middlewich Road Play AreaThe focal point of the park at Middlewich Road, Holmes Chapel

A quiet Saturday morning in Holmes Chapel, July 27th this year, was shattered by the screams of delight and excitement of hundreds of local children attending the opening of Play and Leisure's latest transformation of an old and tired play area.

Holmes Chapel is a semi rural village with residential properties, a local Primary School, several Public Houses and a church dating back to 1400. The play area had been provided at Middlewich Road for over 50 years by the Parish Council and maintained by Cheshire East Council.

Thunder Inclusive Roundabout

The Thunder Inclusive Roundabout

A Play area Project Board group was set up consisting of members of the Holmes Chapel Partnership, Holmes Chapel Parish Council and representatives from the local community to meet and consult with the local community to provide a new play provision on the existing site. Funding was secured from a community grant from Wren and with a contribution from the Parish Council.

The design brief was to provide play equipment to suit the age range up to 14 years and the central area must contain a large multi/climbing unit for the younger children and a separate climbing unit for the older children, the theme for the younger children was pirates.

Thunder Inclusive Roundabout

Cutting the tape on the new play area

Play and Leisure's winning design contained at the Focal point a Pirate Ship, a Multi Play Activity Unit, Aerial Runway, Swings (including an inclusive Swing Seat), Spring Animals, Activity Net, Adventure trail, Talk tube, Free Standing Basket Ball Post, Inclusive Roundabout, Our ever popular Cantilever Basket Swing, Benches and Picnic Tables.

Work Started in early July in the hot sun of a British summer under the watchful eye of the Play area Project Board and Cheshire East Council and was completed on time and budget by the 26th July ready for the grand opening on Saturday.

Middlewich Road Play AreaBeneath the children there is some play equipment, believe us!

Saturday morning was another beautiful summer's day and the opening was attended by local Councillors along with the Worshipful Mayor of the Borough of Cheshire East - Mrs. Dorothy Flude, a lucky young lady who won the ballot to cut the tape, Board members and representatives from Play and Leisure. Invitations were displayed across the town to invite local residents to the opening and to enjoy 'A Picnic in the Park. Children and parents alike agreed that the new play area was "Fantastic", "a vast improvement". Members from the Board were absolutely delighted with the finished play area and the way the contract had been handled and welcomed the opportunity to work with Play and Leisure again.

(posted: 30 Oct 2013)


The New Thunder Inclusive Roundabout!

Thunder Inclusive DDA RoundaboutAfter the launch of our four new roundabouts earlier this year, we are now pleased to unveil our new inclusive Thunder Roundabout. Play and Leisure strongly believe children of all abilities should be able to play together and with this aim our designer team set about creating a rotating platform for use by children in wheelchairs and their friends. With the edge of the platform sitting flush with the finished safety surface it is simple for children in wheelchairs to access the roundabout themselves, socialising with other children who can also stand around the wheelchair, joining in the fun.

The Thunder has an anti slip HDPE floor with pattern forming graphics engraved in a contrasting colour which are designed to help clear standing water. The Thunder has a 2m diameter platform and requires a surface area of 30m². Manufactured in the UK and covered by our 25 year guarantee against structural failure we are sure this new roundabout will get your head in a spin.

(posted: 30 Oct 2013)


Calderdale M.B.C - Zone Fitness Stations

Centre Vale Park - Zone Fitness StationThe Fitness Station at Centre Vale Park

Boxhall Rec - Zone Fitness Station

The Fitness Station at Boxhall Rec

Residents in Elland and Todmorden will be fitter and healthier this year thanks to Calderdale Council and Play and Leisure. Two new Zone Fitness Stations have been installed at the recreation ground off Boxhall Road, Elland and Centre Vale Park, Todmorden much to the delight of the local communities.

The Zone Fitness Station is an outdoor exercise area combining nine different activities to improve muscle tone, balance, stamina, coordination and flexibility offering a full body workout for the use in one place..

Mick Wilby, from Calderdale Council, was delighted with the new stations commenting on how highly used and popular they were with both local communities.

 

(posted: 15 Oct 2013)


Thorpe Salvin P.C. - The Sorby Memorial Field Recreation Ground

Quest Cosmos - The New Quest Cosmos in The Sorby Memorial Field

Back in March 2012 Play and Leisure were invited, by Rotherham MBC, to provide a price for several pieces of our play equipment that a rural Parish Council were interested in. This Parish Council had wanted to improve their local play facility for some time and after extensive consultation two of Play and Leisure's products were chosen.

The Parish Council in question was Thorpe Salvin and the play area was The Sorby Memorial Field Recreation Ground. Funding was obtained after lengthy work from members of the Parish Council and an order was finally placed in April 2013.

Work Commenced in June to install a Quest Cosmos, a large activity unit in the shape of a circle and a Cantilever Basket Swing, both were to have grass mat impact absorbing surfacing. After two weeks, much to the delight of the local children the equipment was ready and a picnic in the park was arranged for the following Sunday afternoon.

The Sunday arrived and the weather did not let anybody down. The new play equipment had been eagerly anticipated by the children and the usually quiet village became a throng of noise as the children were allowed to play on it, swinging, climbing and sliding in excitement. Rotherham MBC, the members of the Parish Council and everyone gathered agreed it had been worth all the time and effort. The only thing left to do, was add some more equipment when funding allowed

(posted: 15 Oct 2013)


Thurmaston P.C. - Silverdale Park Wins Award

The New Quest Explorer at KidlingtonThe Award Winning Silverdale Park, as it is today

Thurmaston Parish Council are delighted to have won an award for a play area which they have recently had refurbished by Play & Leisure. The 'Don't Muck Around' Award 2013, was awarded to Thurmaston Parish Council in the communities category for the most improved community space.

The project which was designed by local children and young people from the area, beat stiff competition to win the coveted prize, beating projects in Shepshed, Crospton & Thurcaston, Hathern and other community garden projects at Howe Road.

Quest Explorer, the new unit at Kidlington

Tracey Kunne & Glynis Smith with the Award

Tracey Kunne, Clerk for Thurmaston Parish Council commented,

"The original play park was dated and was no longer providing an effective play experience. Some of the equipment had fallen into disrepair. Coincidently, in March last year, Junior STEP, the school council which includes pupil representatives from all schools in Thurmaston and surrounding villages, approached the parish council and explained that they would like to design a fictional playground, their 'Dream Park'. So...The project began...and less than 12 months later, with the support of the local community and the success of a grant funding bid, the Parish Council were able to progress the project...and the dream became a reality. We are delighted to have won this award and it is the culmination of a lot of hard work."

A representative from STEP commented,

"This has been a really great project involving a number of schools and young people. As part of STEP school council we talked to our schools about what we would like to have on an engaging and exciting park. We then as a council, met regularly, planned the selected equipment to make the best possible park, using aspects from the competition winners design. We have now seen the end result. We would like to thank Thurmaston Parish Council, Charnwood Borough Council, and Play and Leisure for all of their support throughout the project."

James Baldry, Area Manager for Play & Leisure commented,

"The park has proved to be a big success, and really has demonstrated what the local community can achieve when they unite together. We are pleased that the park has been well received, and we are delighted to have been involved in this worthwhile project."

(posted: 02 Aug 2013)

 


Kidlington P.C. - A Quest Unit in New Surfacing for under £12k

The New Quest Explorer at KidlingtonFreshly completed, This Quest Explorer Eagerly Awaits its First Young Visitors!

In January 2013, our new Area Sales Manager, James Baldry, was in contact with Kidlington Parish Council regarding their desire to update some of the play provision in their park at Croxford Gardens. Kidlington P.C. had set aside £10-12k for the project, and Play & Leisure offered quotation options to suit both ends of the budget. Members of the council were particularly inspired by the Explorer option which utilized the full budget, over proposals from other play companies.

Quest Explorer, the new unit at Kidlington

Curved Glider Bars & Half Moon Climber on the Explorer

James commented that, " The site at Kidlington is a good example of how Play & Leisure can add value to your play project. Kidlington Parish Council were a new client to us, but gave us the opportunity to quote for their project and were pleasantly surprised regarding the size of the unit they were able to have within the tight budget constraints. After consultation with the local housing association, our scheme was chosen. The installation went ahead hassle free and both the clients and local residents are delighted with the end result, which will be well used for many years to come."

(posted: 28 June 2013)


Slough B.C. - Play Developments Across Seven Sites

The New Quest Explorer at KidlingtonSlough's Ben Nevis Multi Activity Unit in the New Mountain Range Colours

Play & Leisure were pleased to work with Slough B.C. to refurbish & add new equipment to seven play areas in the borough.

Quest Explorer, the new unit at Kidlington

The River Dee in Slough

A variety of equipment was chosen including the Ben Nevis Multi Play unit from the Mountain range in the newly introduced colour scheme. Other equipment installed included the Delta seesaw, Whirlwind overhead rotator, various swings and a Dee Multi Play unit from the River range.

Local children seem to be delighted with the improvements to their existing playgrounds.

 

(posted: 28 June 2013)

 


Wyre B.C. - A Full Site Re-Developed by Play & Leisure

The New Quest Explorer at KidlingtonThe Full Site at Great Eccleston - A Mixture of Steel & Robinia Timber!

The play area at Great Eccleston had become tired & uninteresting for the local children. Play & Leisure were asked by Wyre B.C. to submit a design that would transform the play space. The brief was simple, to keep within the current fence line and provide a community facility that would inspire & captivate the children of Gt. Eccleston within a budget of £30k.

Quest Explorer, the new unit at Kidlington

Robinia Timber Unit in Gt Eccleston, Wyre B.C.

Our designers came up with a scheme that mixed both timber & steel equipment. The centre piece was a Robinia Activity Unit surrounded by swings, slides, seesaws, rotating climbers, interactive play panels and talk tubes, complimented by a picnic area for the whole family. Our design captivated Wyre B.C. and was given the go ahead.

The installation was undertaken earlier this year and, what was once a site with a couple of tired, old items of play, is now an adventure playground brimming with exciting new equipment. Vicky Goldstone, the representative from Wyre B.C., congratulated Play & Leisure on a job well done!

(posted: 28 June 2013)


Bryn Uchel Caravan Park - A Play Area With A View

A Play Area with a ViewThe view from the play area at Bryn Uchel Caravan Park

In August 2011, Play & Leisure were invited to quote for a bespoke 4 tower unit and swing that would provide much needed play facilities for Bryn Uchel Caravan Park. As a result of the submitted designs Mr. Davies (the proprietor of Bryn Uchel Caravan Park), chose Play & Leisure to carry out the works, amongst a number of other companies who also tendered.

The Bespoke Mountain Range unit & Swing in natural colours

The Bespoke Mountain Unit & Swing at Bryn Uchel

Mr. Davies received funding for the project from the Welsh Assembly and worked closely with the local planning officials and play & Leisure to ensure that the play area was sympathetic to the exceptionally beautiful surroundings.

Work was carried out in Late 2012, outside of peak season to reduce the impact on the holiday makers in the park. The park reopened in March 2013 and has been well received since. Mr. Davies noted that, "the park went down a storm over the bank holiday".

Overlooking one of the most beautiful valleys in Mid Wales,the bespoke 4 tower mountain range unit and 2 seat swing now offer a new attraction to the families who holiday in the park. With Play & Leisure's 25 year structural guarantee you can be sure that holiday makers will be enjoying Bryn Uchel Caravan Park and its new play area for years to come.

(posted: 29 May 2013)


Curriers Lane - Shifnal

Esk Pike - Wyrley BirchThe New Basket Swing at Curriers Lane, Shifnal

In Late March 2012, Play & Leisure were invited to tender for works to improve Curriers Lane play area,Shifnal, in order that it might cater for a wider range of children with more modern equipment. As a result of the submitted designs Shifnal Town Council, chose Play & Leisure to carry out the works, amongst a number of other companies who also tendered.

The New Quest Explorer at Curriers Lane, Shifnal

Project Officer Mac Sandal said, "we consulted widely about what equipment was needed in the park". As a result the park now has a Quest Explorer multi unit, Velocity inclusive basket swing, toddler swings, and an inclusive roundabout to mention just a few items. Shifnal Town Council are, "delighted with the new play equipment installed at their local park after their recent revamp by Play & Leisure".

"The work by Play and Leisure was carried out to an extremely high standard. We shall definitely be asking them to quote on any future projects we may have", Mr. Sandal said.

Councillor Mayor, Mrs. Eileen Briscoe, was, "extremely please" to officially open the refurbished play area.

(posted: 11 Mar 2013)


Online BrochureGet in the Zone for 2013!

Check out the NEW Fitness Station, the first addition to Play & Leisure's outdoor fitness range, 'Zone'.

'Zone' will be one of the only ranges of outdoor fitness equipment to be completely manufactured in the UK.

The Fitness Station (right) is an outdoor area, combining 9 different exercising activities to improve muscle tone, balance, stamina, coordination and flexibility, offering a full body workout for children and adults alike.

Watch this space for further additions to the Zone range.

(posted: 22 Jan 2013)


3m Diamond - a new addition to the Play & Leisure range

Causing a Storm in a Roundabout Way!

 

We are proud to announce four fantastic NEW roundabouts have been added to our already comprehensive range of play equipment.

The Storm (Left), Blizzard, Hurricane (right) and Twister offer a wide range of conventional and dynamic rotational experiences for all play schemes. All four roundabouts have an anti slip HDPE floor with pattern forming graphics engraved in contrasting colours. The graphics are also designed to help clear standing water from the roundabout surface.

The Storm is a 2m standing roundabout for children aged 7+ and its unique feature sees the occupant pushed into one of the 6 panels when the roundabout is spinning, allowing them to experience the various rotational forces in a completely different way. Whereas other roundabouts are a small version of a fairground carousel, the Storm is a small version of the fairground cage.

HurricaneThe Hurricane is an elegant 1.5m roundabout for children aged 2+. Within its flowing design it provides 2 areas for standing and 2 areas for sitting. The Hurricane is designed to promote social skills through cooperation, some children sit and enjoy while others stand and push.

We manufacture these roundabouts to the highest standard, here in the UK using quality British materials, and as such can confidently offer them with a 25 year guarantee against structural failure.

(posted: 22 Jan 2013)


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