Childsplay Active from Notts Sport is the Ultimate in New Outdoor classrooms

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School pupils enjoy a Notts Sport ChildsPlay Active installation   2Leading synthetic surfacing specialist Notts Sport has launched ChildsPlay Active, the latest innovative and cost-effective product in its popular children's play range.

Designed to encourage youngsters to enjoy more energetic and healthier lifestyles, ChildsPlay Active synthetic turf surfacing combines opportunities for sports, play and education in one space. This enables schools, architects and play providers around the UK to create the ultimate 'outdoor classroom' without overstretching their budgets.

The unique Notts Sport product can be designed using up to 15 colours and to include lines and markings for traditional playground and ball games. The surface can also incorporate shapes, patterns, letters and numbers whilst an innovative range of educational mats are designed to stimulate learning, meeting elements of Upper Foundation Stages and Key Stages 1 and 2 through imaginative free play as well as structured activities.

While it costs no more than other play surfacing products, ChildsPlay Active is guaranteed to be a long-lasting option, with stronger seams ensuring less maintenance is needed over its lifetime - and it comes with the reassurance of a seven-year warranty.

Shaun Patrick, Chairman of Notts Sport, says: "ChildsPlay Active offers the chance to design an outdoor surface that is mentally and physically stimulating for children, with the scope to add themes and games that encourage thought, learning, exercise, social interaction and friendship, while incorporating key elements of the National Curriculum.

"By enriching children's opportunities for sports, play and education, even when space or budgets are tight, we can increase their opportunity to enjoy healthy exercise while developing the social bonds that are crucial to emotional development."

Available in a range of 15 shades, ChildsPlay Active is suitable for use in urban and rural situations, and mounds, slopes and hollows can be incorporated into the surface design, enabling children to use different movements and muscles and to test their balance.

The specialist synthetic turf is accessible to youngsters with all levels of physical ability, and minimal energy is needed for wheelchair users to move across the surface, which is designed to meet the North American ASTM standard (F1951-99). With no equivalent European (EN) standard yet in force, ChildsPlay Active is ahead of the game in providing play for all.

School pupils enjoy a Notts Sport ChildsPlay Active installationBy offering a higher level of inclusivity, all young people have the chance to exercise, interact and have fun together outside the classroom.

The innovative, porous design of the synthetic turf surface makes puddles a thing of the past and ensures a facility that can be used even after heavy rain. It also offers high levels of resistance to vandalism.

Notts Sport provides a unique project management and design service 'at risk' to its customers, and with no upfront fees to pay, customers can ensure their project is feasible and fully suited to their needs before making an investment.

The company, which has over 26 years of experience in the sports and play surfacing sector, also assures full quality control and minimal disruption throughout the installation of ChildsPlay Active, through its approved network of trained, qualified distributors.

Further information on Notts Sport's sports and play surfacing products is available by calling 01455 883 730 or by visiting

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