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Wicksteed has been providing exciting play equipment, plus sports and fitness equipment since 1918. With that sort of expertise, Wicksteed is the natural choice for designing, supplying and installing school outdoor learning environments.

Two by Two
Amanda Scott

Two by Two

Posted on May 26, 2015 by Amanda Scott | Tag(s): Bespoke

We are very pleased to report that Kingsway International Christian Centre, has confirmed an order for a unique Noah's Ark style themed play area at a cost of ®75k.

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Three different makeovers for three different sites

Three different makeovers for three different sites

Posted on May 4, 2015

Wicksteed has enjoyed a good working relationship with Dungannon & South Tyrone Council in recent years and acknowledges the Council's method of empowering the local communities by shortlisting playground company proposals and letting the neighbourhoods choose what they want. We were chosen to provide full refurbishments at 3 play areas: Killeen, Aughnacloy and Donaghmore - all of which presented their own interesting challenges.

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How playtime can help children's learning
Wicksteed Playgrounds

How playtime can help children's learning

Posted on April 15, 2015 by Wicksteed Playgrounds

With constant publicity about the high obesity rate amongst our nation's youth, we know how important it is for children to be active to improve their health and physical wellbeing. What is often overlooked, however, is the importance of exercise in children's development and learning. While playtime might seem like a fun part of the day for children and a chance to escape the classroom, it is in fact, a vital part of the educational process.

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Regenerating all-important sport and leisure facilities

Regenerating all-important sport and leisure facilities

Posted on April 1, 2015

In celebration of the local area's rich history, we have represented elements of open-faced coal mining into the design scheme for an under 5's play area which we themed to replicate a scaled down version of the Cannock Stadium athletics track. This in turn creates a permanent reminder of what once stood there.

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Wicksteed Playgrounds are on TV...again!
Wicksteed Playgrounds

Wicksteed Playgrounds are on TV...again!

Posted on March 4, 2015 by Wicksteed Playgrounds

Wicksteed Playgrounds will feature in the BBC1 programme, Watchdog Testhouse on 4th March at 11.45am. Our Sales Director, Stuart Wetherell discusses the history of Wicksteed, our first swings & slides and how we make playground equipment safe for children today. This all takes place in our factory in Kettering, where Wicksteed has produced playground equipment for over 90 years!

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Outdoor Fun n Fitness for two Lowton Schools

We recently installed one of our Fun n Fitness timber Trails at this school in the Leigh area of Wigan where the pupils are enjoying a range of challenges. Designed to encourage the physical development of young students in a fun yet challenging way, they require little supervision and are low maintenance.

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Keeping fit - wherever you reside!
Andrew Smith

Keeping fit - wherever you reside!

Posted on October 13, 2014 by Andrew Smith | Tag(s): Outdoor Fitness

Our Fitness Legacy Zone units continue to prove popular and we've recently secured a number of other tenders for Local Authorities including Wormwood Scrubs for London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham - which should help to keep the inmates fit and healthy! - and two sites for London Borough of Harrow, one of which is Headstone Manor park, as seen here.

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Investing in Play
Jason Lee

Investing in Play

Posted on September 8, 2014 by Jason Lee | Tag(s): Design, Timber

This was an interesting project and great to be working with Swansea Council once again. With a huge 300k investment in play equipment for 5 locations across the city - two of which we won; Maesteg Park and The Gors - the Council is improving play provision for children in many communities.

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