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The Benefits of Outdoor Play

The Benefits of Outdoor Play

Playing outdoors is more than just fun for children, it is also highly beneficial. Outdoor active play is a great form of exercise! Use of outdoor playground equipment gives children a full body workout. Often without them even realising. Not only does engaging in active outdoor play help to prevent childhood obesity, but it also […]

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Roald Dahl Day

Roald Dahl Day

It’s Roald Dahl day! Every year on Roald Dahls birthday, 13th September, the UK gets together to celebrate a fantastic children’s author. Roald Dahl’s children’s books have been entertaining children for over fifty years’. There are an array of films and theatre productions that are based around his great novels, still being made today. At […]

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National Read a Book Day

National Read a Book Day

It’s National Read a Book Day! With so many great children’s books it’s hard to choose which one you want to read. So sit back and relax, because here at Hand Made Places we have made the choice easy for you! Whether you want to read together in an outdoor storytelling area, or whether you […]

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Back to School with Hand Made Places

Back to School with Hand Made Places

It’s that time again! It’s time to go back to school. September can be a hectic month for parents, pupils and especially teachers! A new school year means more pupils, and having to think of new innovative ways to get young children enjoying learning. At Hand Made Places we have a selection of playground equipment […]

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Stay Sun Safe at School

Stay Sun Safe at School

The Importance of Sun Safety. During these summer months it is important to think about staying safe in the sun. The sun’s rays contain harmful radiation which cause long term damage to children, and could affect them later in life. Ultraviolet light is a type of harmful radiation that is emitted by the sun. The […]

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National Allotment Week

National Allotment Week

This week it is National Allotment Week. Running from the 14th – 20th of August, National Allotment Week aims to get both adults and children engaged in allotment gardening. The campaign was set up by the National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardening (NSALG) to ensure that everyone always has access to a safe, and […]

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Playday

Playday

Playday with Hand Made Places. It’s #Playday! And this year is a very special year! #Playday is celebrating its 30th birthday, that’s 30 years of helping children across the UK to engage in play. #Playday is held on the first Wednesday of August, and aims to get children playing all day. The campaign encourages parents […]

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Budget Summer Holiday Ideas.

Budget Summer Holiday Ideas.

Are you stuck for something to do with the little ones this summer? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. At Hand Made Places we have devised a list of eight fun, cost effective ideas that will cure boredom this summer holiday! A picnic in the park. Why not try a picnic in the park? Picnics […]

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The Daily Mile

The Daily Mile

What is the #DailyMile? The #DailyMile is an initiative which encourages children to walk, run, or jog for one mile per day. The initiative started at a primary school in Scotland just four years ago, and works on the idea that it only takes an average of 15 minutes for a child to run one […]

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Love Parks Week

Love Parks Week

We all #LoveParks! What better way to show it this #LoveParks week, than to go down to your local park with your family.  Love Parks week is part of the Keep Britain Tidy campaign and runs from the 14th– 23rd of July. They want you to share with us, using the tag #LoveParks, what you […]

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