Ground Stakes – How to effectively use them and why?

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All Selwood Climbing Frames are designed and constructed using quality materials with your child’s safety in mind. All our climbing frames use high quality lumbar known as ‘Cedar Wood’. We recommend all frames are anchored to the ground securely with ground stakes to improve safety. Whilst your children enjoys the playset’s range of features and accessories. Knowing your frame is securely …

‘Let’s Pretend…’ – The importance of creative play for children.

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‘Lets pretend….’ A commonly used phrase by all children and such an important one as well. We can all remember our childhood days; playing house or shop with our friends. Letting our creative minds run riot as we emulated our parents in our own little make believe worlds! But just how important is creative play for our little ones? Did …

Climbing Frames – Manuals, Instructions & Basic Building Tips

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Here at Selwood we offer a wide range of climbing frames, each available with an array of features and accessories to suit the needs of families of all sizes and more importantly to keep the children entertained. Illustrated ‘Step-by-Step’ Instruction Manual All Frames come with there own Construction Manual highlighting both Installation and Operating Instructions clearly. A ‘step by step’ breakdown …

Playgrounds in Holyhead may be under threat

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Holyhead could lose its council-funded playgrounds over the next couple of years as plans to cut leisure-funding by 14% are in the pipeline. Playgrounds on New Park Road and Peibio could be the first to be closed down. Holyhead Town clerk, Cliff Everett, said, ““A panel is being set up to look at the situation and we hope that the …

What is Yardistry? Quality Garden Screens, Structures & Elements

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What is Yardistry? Yardistry is the first building component system that allows Do-It-Yourself and Professional customers to build Outdoor Structures, Screens, and Garden Elements…easily and affordably from just 13 key components. Yardistry components are engineered and crafted to work together, or in combination with dimensional timber, to produce hundreds of project designs that offer the ultimate in flexibility, style, quality, …

Kids Halloween Games – Printable Masks

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With Halloween just around the corner, all my kids seem to be talking about is trick or treating, where they’re going and what they want to be dressed as. I’m not sure that our neighbours realise what ‘treat’ they’re in for this year as my little ‘angels’ make their way from door-to-door! If you’ve not sorted an outfit yet, or …

Somerset School creates eco-friendly playground

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Beckington Primary School in Somerset has created an eco-friendly playground. The area is under trees and was always too damp and muddy for the children to play on. The area has now been covered with rubber mulch, made from old car tyres, which is eco-friendly and also porous enough for rainwater to seep through to the tree roots underneath. Children …

Stranger Danger Reduces Outdoor Play Time

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The National Trust have found a lack of safe green spaces, stranger danger and too much traffic stopping outdoor play as parents stop letting their children play outdoors, research suggests. The rise of computer games, other indoor entertainment, and excessive health and safety rules also pose barriers to children connecting with nature, an inquiry by the National Trust found. The …