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News | Sutcliffe Play
Our new look Snug Evolution kit is proving to be very popular with recent orders coming from Schools and the Armed Forces. (more…)
Our receptionist, Wendy Spencer, is retiring after over 20 years of dedicated service to the company. (more…)
Sutcliffe Play are pleased to announce the appointment of new Area Sales Manager, Jason Lee. (more…)
On the 6th & 7th September at our 2016 Home Show, we will be unveiling more exciting new products, as well as highlighting new developments to some of our existing items. (more…)
We recently invited Longley School to get a behind the scenes look at Sutcliffe Play including a tour of our factory to see how we make the equipment and of course putting it to the test on the playground outside our offices. (more…)
Sutcliffe Play’s Design Director Dave Brady is stepping down at the end of this month and has made his first goal of retirement to cycle around the coast of the UK! (more…)
We love a challenge at Sutcliffe Play so we were delighted to be able to help one of our customers with their very first Easter Egg Hunt! (more…)
We have given Snug, our large scale, flexible, loose parts play system a comprehensive makeover with a new name, a new colour scheme and a new piece of equipment! (more…)
Sutcliffe Play has appointed a new Regional Contracts Manager, John Souter. (more…)
Play specialists, Sutcliffe Play South West, has announced two new appointments joining the team. (more…)
Over the years we have developed a wide range of Toddlerzone play equipment that aims to inspire little ones to imaginative, social and physical play. (more…)
Use our NEW coloured seats to add a splash of colour to your new or existing play area. (more…)
Our innovative, Bluetooth child-powered Music Player, can add another play dimension to any play area and encourages children of all ages to socialise, keep fit and share music. (more…)
Sutcliffe Play has partnered with German play equipment company Stilum to offer a range of outdoor fitness equipment. Stilum has created a wide selection of fitness equipment which is specifically designed for outdoor areas, allowing users to develop strength, stamina and mobility. (more…)
Play equipment designer and manufacturer Sutcliffe Play has strengthened its sales team with two appointments. (more…)
Sutcliffe Play has been working with distributors Child Educational Co. Pte Ltd to spread the word about SNUG in Singapore. (more…)
The loose-parts play kit was purchased by the Council of Carpi, a town near Modena, and has been a great success with children and parents alike. (more…)
Sutcliffe Play recently held its third annual Home Show exhibition at its purpose built factory in Yorkshire. (more…)
Is your local playground a hub for happy children or a neglected wasteland that was abandoned long ago? Public play facilities come under scrutiny today as the Association of Play Industries (API) launches #nowhere2play, a campaign calling on parents and carers across the UK to share their views. (more…)
Visitors were delighted by new play experiences, including an extensive indoor sand and water play area created by Sutcliffe Play, at the opening of a tourist attraction in Cheshire following a multi-million pound redevelopment. (more…)
Children from eight schools across Ossett were invited to the concluding day of the Big Build Project on 13th July, to demonstrate the skills they had learned throughout the project and their visit to UK play equipment designer and manufacturer, Sutcliffe Play. (more…)
The UK’s first and only employee-owned playground equipment manufacturer is proud to celebrate employee ownership alongside other staff-led businesses across the UK as part of the annual Employe15. (more…)
Sutcliffe Play’s surface tiles are helping to keep children safe at a toddler playground in Staten Island, New York City. (more…)
Loose parts play kit SNUG is still going down a storm with children at King’s Cross in London, more than a year and a half after it was first introduced. (more…)
Our Sutcliffe Play Home Show for 2015 is starting to take shape, the dates in your diaries for this year’s show are the 8th & 9th September. (more…)
Sutcliffe Play is creating what is thought to be the largest indoor sand and water play area in Europe at The Ice Cream Farm in Tattenhall, Cheshire. (more…)
Children in South Korea now have access to creative and exciting indoor play opportunities thanks to Sutcliffe Play’s loose parts kit SNUG. (more…)
Children from a primary school in Havant were given the chance to help install the play equipment in their local playground, in a true ‘Bob the Builder’ experience. (more…)
Sutcliffe Play attended the Outdoor Design and Build show at the World Trade Centre, Dubai from 13th-15th April 2015. (more…)
Sutcliffe Play has donated swing seats to a self-funded children’s cancer charity in Uganda. (more…)
We recently received this lovely letter from Ana Ardelean from Leeds Beckett University. Our Chairman, Robin Sutcliffe recently sponsored Ana so she could attend the National Playwork Conference in Eastbourne. (more…)
Sutcliffe Play’s inclusive equipment is being enjoyed by children at a special educational needs school in Hong Kong, having been installed via the company’s distributors Sinocham (HK) Enterprises Ltd. (more…)
Wakefield Council is about to start work on a new play area designed and to be installed by Upton based Sutcliffe Play. (more…)
Featuring a wide range of activity panels, multi-use games areas (MUGAs), sports hoops, a climbing wall and more, Sportszone enables schools to transform their playgrounds and encourage active play with a new range of activity panels. (more…)
We have taken our equipment to a new audience with the installation of two new Bark Parks, play areas specifically designed for dogs.
We have recently worked with U.S. based, Play by Design, on a project in Winfield, Kansas that was built primarily by volunteers. (more…)
Sutcliffe Play has several exciting new projects under way, with five play areas being installed in the South and South East of England. (more…)
Play equipment manufacturer Sutcliffe Play has worked with our French business partner, JMS on a project that aims to create a space for all generations. (more…)
Play equipment specialist Sutcliffe Play is set to create what is thought to be the largest indoor sand and water play area in Europe at an attraction in Cheshire. (more…)
Our second Home Show was a fantastic success, with visitors attending from as far away as India and Abu Dhabi
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Our exciting new catalogue incorporates the new Orchard and Mission ranges, new stand alone items and extended product details on how to create playful pathways and fun water play spaces . (more…)
Sutcliffe Play has signed a deal to sponsor the local under-15s rugby team, Upton A.R.L.F.C. (more…)
Sutcliffe Play has worked with Calderdale Council to install a state of the art sand and water play area, which is now open at Manor Heath Park, bringing a little bit of the seaside to Halifax this summer.
Sutcliffe Play is delighted to be celebrating the UK’s Employee Ownership Day on Friday 4 July 2014. (more…)
Cinzia Ferella, International Sales Manager for Sutcliffe Play, tells us about her very informative trip to Tennessee, Georgia and New York. (more…)
A swing designed by play equipment specialist Sutcliffe Play will be enjoyed by commuters and visitors in London from its position within an unusual art installation. (more…)
Play equipment specialist Sutcliffe Play has designed bespoke safety ‘Saferzone’ play tiles specifically for the New York City market. (more…)
Children at a school in Mytholmroyd, Halifax are getting creative with an innovative play kit which enables them to create their own playgrounds every day – creative play! (more…)
Play equipment manufacturer Sutcliffe Play has delivered a touch of nautical play to a water park in Walsall. (more…)
Play equipment company Sutcliffe Play has strengthened its team with the appointment of a new Director of Manufacturing. (more…)
Sutcliffe Play’s loose parts play kit, Snug, has received excellent reviews from staff and children at The International School at ParkCity (ISP) in Kuala Lumpur. (more…)
Here at Sutcliffe Play, we are now able to add Inspection & Maintenance Packages to the services we can offer our customers.
Our Sutcliffe Play cable ride and inclusive drag ramp is being enjoyed by children in two exciting new playgrounds in the USA, both of which were built by their local communities.
Our first ever Home Show Exhibition proved to be a great success with both customers and children alike. (more…)
A Mission Glide Unit has been installed as part of Playland II, at Legion Keener Park in Pennsylvania.
The equipment was installed as part of a rebuild following a fire in June 2012 which destroyed a large portion of the playground’s equipment. (more…)
Mission, Sutcliffe Play’s exhilarating play equipment is proving to be a huge success across a variety of different play settings. (more…)
Loose parts play kit SNUG is enjoying a great reception in schools, with two new orders placed.
Hook Lane Primary School in Welling, Kent, had a term trial with SNUG which concluded in May this year – and just three weeks after it was taken away, the school purchased a kit! (more…)
Today sees the ‘first dig’ on the exhibition play area outside our factory, the digger is here on site and the first lumps of earth are on the move. (more…)
MP for Brighton, Kemptown, Mr Simon Kirby, re-opened Kirby Drive Playground in Telscombe Cliff’s Chatsworth Park after a £60,000 re-vamp project. (more…)
We’re holding our first ever open house 18th – 20th September 2013, we’re inviting guests to visit our Home Show to get a behind the scenes look at what makes Sutcliffe Play tick!
Sutcliffe Play is celebrating the UK’s first Employee Ownership Day on Thursday 4 July 2013. As the UK’s first and only Employee Owned playground equipment company we are delighted to be able to champion staff-led businesses, and show the success of the model.
Work has been completed on the Robert Kingan playground in Bannings Vale, East Saltdean. The refurbished playground was opened by The Town Mayor Councillor Brendon Rossiter on Tuesday 28 May, with children from East Saltdean and Telscombe. (more…)
Sutcliffe Play has created an exciting play area at a challenging and unique site within an old cemetery using a unit from the new Mission play equipment range. (more…)
The day will also involve children’s activities, music, sports, story-telling, crafts, competitions and much more. (more…)
Sutcliffe Play has launched a new range of environmentally friendly wooden play equipment which encourages physical, challenging play and social interaction. (more…)
Well it’s another production meeting here at Sutcliffe Play’s Yorkshire factory, and we’re short of a parrot and two adult flats. That’s a parrot springie and two adult swing seats, in black. (more…)
Community constable wins a West Yorkshire Police’s award for neighbourhood policing.
Sutcliffe Play Scotland has created a number of exciting play facilities throughout Scotland, catering to a wide range of requirements. (more…)
SNUG’s distributor in South Korea received excellent feedback following the loose parts playground equipment being exhibited at three of the countries top trade shows. (more…)
Children at a school in Abu Dhabi are enjoying the benefits of SNUG, our innovative loose parts range of play equipment.
Sutcliffe Play has appointed a new Managing Director, Martin Griffin. Martin joins the company from his role as Group Managing Director at Tetrad Plc, one of the UK’s leading multi-site manufacturers of upholstery and furniture. (more…)
“The sound of children playing is a symptom of a healthy community, a community without the sound of children is a symptom of a dying community” Brian Cheesman. (more…)
Four year old Alexi Fairbanks was so excited about the prospect of her new local playground that she wrote a book highlighting its development. (more…)
Wakefield Council has worked with Upton based play experts Sutcliffe Play to design a new £70,000 playground in Airedale as part of a scheme that tackles obesity by providing outdoor facilities that encourage and support physical activity. It includes a new Mission play system and specially designed Parkour features.
Our new website is now live…..…at last some might say!
And yes, it may have taken us a while, but we wanted to make sure everything was perfect.
Interest in our products is growing internationally as Cinzia Ferella, our International Sales Manager has been busy promoting the benefits of Sutcliffe Play.
A Green Flag park in Bromsgrove has seen an exciting refurbishment of its play area, including the installation of a play system which presents physically challenging play opportunities.
We recently welcomed our new Danish distributor, Nikostine, to the Sutcliffe Play offices to see first hand how our equipment is manufactured.
The Furniture Industry Research Association (FIRA) and UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) have invited employee-owned, play experts Sutcliffe Play to present the company’s international experience and successes at an export event on 18 October.
The Cotswold Water Park Four Pillars Hotel has worked with play experts Sutcliffe Play to introduce new play facilities to its Old Boathouse pub to encourage more trade from passing families.
SNUG has received a Gold Award at the Practical Pre-School Awards 2012, in association with Primary Teacher Update.
Sutcliffe Play has announced that Viv Jebson has resigned as Managing Director.
The Dutch 7-a-side Football team and Ledley King, former captain and now ambassador of Tottenham Hotspur have officially opened a Cruyff Court on the Ferry Lane Estate in Tottenham.
Sutcliffe Play has introduced SNUG, a mobile play resource into the bare market square in Neston transforming it into a colourful and exciting free play facility for children and young people.
Swanage Town Council has recently undertaken a project to update the play area in Day’s Park. The old play equipment had come to the end of its life, and under the stringent health and safety guide lines for playgrounds it was deemed necessary to close the existing play area.
SNUG, the exciting and colourful loose parts play equipment is part of Yorkshire Day on Wednesday 1 August.
Sutcliffe Play is set to introduce its play expertise to Scandinavia, having teamed up with Denmark-based distributor Nikostine.
Sutcliffe Play is set to expand the presence of SNUG in South Korea thanks to the appointment of playground manufacturer Hong Design as its distributor in the country.
A showcase playground installed six years ago is continuing to have a positive impact on the community, in particular for a group of children and young people with a range of learning and physical disabilities.
A Fleetwood community group has celebrated the opening of a new playground they helped raise thousands of pounds for. Wesham Community Pride Trust spent 18 months raising the funds for the new playground on Wesham Community Park.
Children in Hong Kong were given the opportunity to try out innovative loose parts play equipment SNUG at a spectacular horticultural event. SNUG was on display at the Hong Kong Flower Show between 16 and 25 March courtesy of Play Concept, distributor of the kit in the region.
One year after installing an innovative POD youth shelter on his Ferrybridge ward to combat anti-social behaviour, PC Charlie Banks has officially opened a multi-use games area (MUGA) on the Warwick Estate that he hopes will have an even greater impact on the area.
Sutcliffe Play is issuing a message to local authorities and schools in these times of tight budgets…..’Consider a facelift for playgrounds to save money and keep a smile on children’s faces.’
Viv Jebson was invited to answer questions at the Employee Ownership All Party Parliamentary Group inquiry, held at Portcullis House and share the company’s experience of becoming an employee-owned business.