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The Best Equipment for Senior Fitness

The Best Equipment for Senior Fitness

  As we age, injuries can occur more frequently, aches and pains can appear out of nowhere, muscle resilience decreases and we begin to lose strength. All in all, our bodies are less forgiving and it’s easy to lose the energy and motivation required to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle. However, this is one of […]

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Outdoor fitness equipment – what are the benefits?

Outdoor fitness equipment – what are the benefits?

  Outdoor gyms are playing an important role in getting Australians to increase their exercise and combat today’s sedentary lifestyle. With record levels of obesity present amongst children especially, the introduction of outdoor fitness equipment presents a fun way to get families active. As a parent, getting involved with exercise not only teaches your children […]

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Why parks and playgrounds aren’t nice to have but must-haves!

Why parks and playgrounds aren’t nice to have but must-haves!

Parks and playgrounds are absolutely essential to public health. As we celebrate World Health Day on 7 April, a quick glance at obesity statistics paints a worrying picture across Australia and New Zealand. The good news is that developers, councils and landscape architects are heeding the call, taking play spaces to a new level. The […]

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Which Swings Should You Choose when Planning a Playground?

Which Swings Should You Choose when Planning a Playground?

  A staple amongst playgrounds, swing sets have long provided fond memories of playtime during childhood. No doubt one of the oldest types of playground equipment, swings have stood the test of time and continue to be featured in almost every playground as they provide great fun for people of all ages. These days, outdoor […]

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Balancing adventure and safety in the playground

Balancing adventure and safety in the playground

First and foremost, a playground must be safe. However, a playground is also a place of adventure and challenge. Creating an environment where children can take risks, push past their comfort boundaries and learn new things is what makes a playground such a wonderful and integral part of childhood. Being challenged helps children learn to […]

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The case of the missing playground slide

The case of the missing playground slide

New Zealand’s Glenbervie School recently went through a slide saga, when their new double slide was stolen over the school holidays. As reported by the Northern Advocate, they put out calls to their community: to return the slide and support the school’s playground project via a Givealittle fundraising page. The story has a happy ending. […]

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The economic benefits of playgrounds

The economic benefits of playgrounds

Here at Playground Centre we are the ‘play professionals’ and are genuinely committed to providing communities with a fun and safe space to enjoy life. We know that the benefits of playgrounds help our childrens physical and mental wellbeing, but they are also important for adding economic value to local areas. CEO Simon recently wrote […]

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Musical Playground – Outdoor Instruments

Musical Playground - Outdoor Instruments

Music makes the world go round, and it can have such a great, positive effect on young and developing minds! Combined with the wholesome goodness of the great outdoors, music becomes an even more beneficial part of life. Outdoor musical instruments are innovative, sensory-stimulating, and the perfect addition to playgrounds. The Playground Centre encourages children […]

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Sand & Water Play – Benefits For Kids

Sand & Water Play - Benefits For Kids

Sand and water are such simple elements that can play a significant role in the development of our children. It gives them the chance to play and have fun in the outdoors, whilst experimenting, learning, and building on vital skills. The Playground Centre makes this innovative learning experience a walk in the park! More to […]

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Days of the NEW School Playground

Days of the NEW School Playground

What is Electronic Interactive Play? Technology has taken the world by storm, and there’s no reason that traditional outdoor play should be left behind! Electronic interactive play is revolutionising school playgrounds, and is introducing children to a new age of exciting, multi-sensory games. Active play and technology are combined in the reinvented school playground equipment, […]

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