Adventure Playgrounds Wales Ltd has become one of the most well respected suppliers of playground equipment in England and Wales over a relatively short space of time. Flying Start spoke with Dave Stevenson about the company’s origins, philosophy and mission statement.
Our first stop was to look up the Adventure Playgrounds Wales web site at www.adventure-playgrounds-wales.co.uk and we have to say we were impressed with the sense of professionalism that was given as well as the extensive range of equipment available and the obvious knowledge, not only about the equipment but also of the requirements that children have and the way to fulfil these through play.
As most companies do, Dave and his family started from small beginnings and have increased their customer base to include schools, local authorities, housing developers, playgroups and parish councils. Part of the reason for their growth is that Adventure Playgrounds Wales offers a holistic approach to the business as they design and plan every job before manufacturing all of the equipment and installing it themselves. This approach ensures the customer has only one point of contact for prompt and friendly service.
Dave told us that Adventure Playground Wales have a varied customer base, but typically schools and community projects have more suitable play areas. Typically an adventure trail could be well over 20 metres in length, while some of the modular systems, that include frames and towers, are ideally designed for these larger playing areas. However, Adventure Playground Wales aren’t limited to larger contracts and offer solutions for all sizes and shaped areas.
Members of ROSPA, Adventure Playgrounds Wales Ltd can offer over 150 pieces of play equipment that include Adventure Trails, Climbing Frames, Swings, Zip Wires, Sand Pits and Springies. Low level equipment can be constructed on grass but there are a number of installations that will require safety surfacing and these are all available from Adventure Playgrounds Wales Ltd as part of their total approach to play equipment, and all are certified to the appropriate BS EN standards. Adventure Playground Wales also offer peace of mind with a 15 year anti-rot guarantee on all timber posts.
Adventure Playgrounds Wales has highly trained staff offering a wealth of experience that goes a long way to ensuring their mission statement is at the forefront of every contract undertaken.
“Research shows that play is an important factor in stimulating learning, capturing children’s imagination as well as developing their motor and social skills. At Adventure Playgrounds Wales, we’re serious about play. We believe that every child has the right to play in a safe, exciting and challenging environment.”
For more information or to place an order, you can contact Adventure Playground Wales via their web site www.adventure-playground-wales.co.uk or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and you can speak directly to Dave on 07779 716 557.