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Visit your local playground this summer holiday!
July 19, 2019

The summer holidays are soon upon us. A month-long break that can often lead to boredom, stress and twiddling your…

Iconic playground attraction played on for the first time in more than a generation
July 4, 2019

An iconic piece of playground equipment which featured in parks across Britain is being enjoyed again by children for the…

Outdoor Swings, a playground staple
June 27, 2019

Playing on a set of outdoor swings is a happy childhood memory we can all relate to. The movement relaxed…

Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs visits Harestanes
June 7, 2019

Scottish Parliament’s Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop visited the brand-new play park at Harestanes on…

Ready for your new play area?
May 28, 2019

So you’ve identified the site, got an idea of the budget you have to work with and now you have…

Harestanes Country Park – Inclusive play at its best
May 16, 2019

At Wicksteed, we firmly believe that play should be for all. So it was with a huge sense of excitement…

5 Benefits of Special Needs Playground Equipment
May 2, 2019

Inclusive play equipment exists to involve children and young adults with disabilities in playing and social activities. The accessible playground…

How to Lay Out School Playground Equipment
April 25, 2019

Laying out your school playground equipment can be challenging. There is a list of things to consider before even deciding…

How Park Playground Equipment can Benefit Children
April 18, 2019

A recent study found that children now spend twice as long staring at screens as they do playing outdoors. The…

4 Options for Playground Fitness Equipment for Teens
April 8, 2019

More than 150,000 UK teenagers spend over eight hours per weekend on their phones. In addition, one quarter believe that…

How to encourage active play with a Multiplay system
January 29, 2019

As technology becomes more embedded in our daily lives, children’s screen time is increasing. This, of course, is not all…

How Does Creative Playground Equipment Benefit Children’s Development?
January 4, 2019

Creative play comes naturally to children, who love the chance to engage their imaginations through make believe. Creative playground equipment…

What are the Benefits of Park Gym Equipment?
December 7, 2018

Traditionally, parks were local community hubs, offering a space for leisure activities everyone could enjoy. As people’s interests change, the…

Well Road Play Park Play Area, Buckie
November 26, 2018

A dream come true at Well Road Play Park Play Area, Buckie A grassroots campaign led by three mums has…

Wicksteed @ The Essex Playing Fields Association Awards 2018!
November 23, 2018

Wicksteed @ The Essex Playing Fields Association Awards 2018! The Essex Playing Fields Association recently held their annual award ceremony…

Should you use Wooden Playground Equipment?
November 13, 2018

The warm, tactile nature of wooden commercial playground equipment creates an ideal learning environment for children of all ages. Touch…

Blue plaque unveiling!
November 5, 2018

Blue plaque unveiling by The Rt Hon Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health & Social Care to commemorate Charles…

Wicksteed Rocking Horse Restored to Former Glory Following Social Media Competition!
October 16, 2018

  As part of our fantastic 100-year heritage celebrations, we wanted to find one of our outdoor rocking horses that…

5 Popular Steel Playground Equipment Products
October 3, 2018

When putting together a new playground or updating an existing one, choosing the equipment can be a difficult task. There…

New Play Area for Residents in Northamptonshire Village
September 21, 2018

New Play Area for Residents in Northamptonshire Village Wicksteed has brought some fun and adventure to a rural Northamptonshire village…

What Is Inclusive Play?
August 9, 2018

Playtime is a vital part of all children’s development. Not only do kids love spending time outdoors, but they benefit…

Monster Double Matrix multi-play towers above new play facility
August 7, 2018

Monster Double Matrix multi-play towers above new play facility Wicksteed Playgrounds has recently completed a brilliant refurbishment to supplement the…

100 Miles for 100 Years!
June 11, 2018

Wicksteed Playgrounds Go the Extra 100 Miles for Charity An intrepid (and fit) team from Wicksteed Playgrounds has just completed…

Wicksteed Designs Inclusive Outdoor Gym for Queen Alexandra College
June 4, 2018

Wicksteed Designs Inclusive Outdoor Gym for Queen Alexandra College Students at Queen Alexandra College in Birmingham can get fit &…

Wicksteed Creates Scotland’s First All-Inclusive Play Park!
May 29, 2018

Wicksteed Creates Scotland’s First All-Inclusive Play Park! Wicksteed Playgrounds has helped turn the dreams of the Play As One Scotland…

Wicksteed and Arihant announce new partnership!
May 17, 2018

An exciting new partnership! We are delighted to announce that Wicksteed will be partnering with Arihant who will be our…

Wicksteed @ Burj Khalifa!
April 12, 2018

Wicksteed Creates Playground for World’s Tallest Building Leading outdoor play and fitness expert Wicksteed Playgrounds has just completed an exciting…

Welsh dragon breathes life into new play area at Felinfoel Recreation Ground
March 29, 2018

Welsh dragon breathes life into new play area at Felinfoel Recreation Ground Our bespoke Welsh dragon has breathed life into…

Liz Lake Associates Blog – 100 Years Of Play
February 28, 2018

Liz Lake Associates Blog – 100 Years Of Play! We have received a great write up from Liz Lake Associates…

Landscape and Amenity Magazine – Wicksteed 100 Years of Play
February 21, 2018

LAPA – Wicksteed 100 Years of Play Wicksteed have been featured in the latest edition of Landcape and Amenity magazine.…

Wicksteed Playgrounds Celebrates its 100th Year!
January 4, 2018

Wicksteed Playgrounds Celebrates its 100th Year! In a year when we remember 100 years since the end of WW1, iconic…

Added Wicksteed Value
November 28, 2016

Added Wicksteed Value Wicksteed continues to invest in both machines and personnel and with a recent purchase of a £190k…

Wicksteed Launches New Electronic Play & Learning System
October 19, 2016

Wicksteed Launches New Electronic Play & Learning System Introducing the new Learning ACTIV Zone (LAZ) from children’s play design experts,…

Bespoke play at its very best
October 4, 2016

Wicksteed – Bespoke play at its very best A fantastically innovative and creative design team with a market-leading, long established…

Wicksteed Apprentice Scheme (NITAL)
August 8, 2016

Wicksteed Apprentice Scheme (NITAL)   With recent investment in its UK production facilities, Wicksteed Playgrounds has also invested in its…

Made for Two! – Memory Swing
June 17, 2016

Once again, Wicksteed has launched some very exciting new products this year, including the interactive Memory Swing which allows toddler…

Bespoke Play from Wicksteed
April 27, 2016

Bespoke Play from Wicksteed   Wicksteed is the forerunner of bespoke play design and equipment in the UK and has…

Wicksteed supports Love Parks’ first conference and award ceremony
March 24, 2016

Wicksteed attends ‘Love Parks’ first conference and showcases just some of its fantastic 1:10 scale 3D models Wicksteed supports the…

Wicksteed Playgrounds Invests in Play!
December 13, 2015

 Wicksteed Playgrounds Invests in Play!   Wicksteed Playgrounds has made significant investments this year; in its manufacturing centre, through new…