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Want to hear our latest monkey business? Want to find out about new school playground equipment, or perhaps you need some inspiration for exciting, challenging and fun-packed lesson plans? Well if that’s the case, you’ve come to the right place!

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A cool donation for a great cause

Leicestershire charity Alex’s Wish is an amazing charity which aims to support people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy – a condition which affects 1 in every 3,500 boys. Established by the wonderful Emma Hallam whose own son, Alex, lives with Duchenne, Alex’s Wish is working towards a world where there is a cure for the condition. […]

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BESA in conversation with our MD, Simon Winfield

The concept of active learning has now been accepted as helping students learn. How does Red Monkey’s equipment contribute to children’s learning?  We work with schools and education professionals to understand what they want and how we can best deliver a solution. This enables us to develop new and existing products to meet the needs […]

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Health and safety responsibilities always come first

Though it’s important for pupils to have fun at school and enjoy themselves, their safety should come first. There will always be that one pupil who runs in the corridor when they’re not supposed to, or who plays a dangerous game on the climbing frames. The safety of pupils is at the forefront of every […]

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Welcoming Holy Cross Catholic Primary School to our workshop

Crafting unique playground equipment takes a special skillset, and our team of designers take great pride in what they create. So, when the staff and pupils of Holy Cross Catholic Primary School came for a visit, we were keen to show them what we can do. The pupils had their own private tour of our […]

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Playgrounds are the Start of the Social Sphere

What do you see out of your window at break or lunch time? Or even in that short period before school where your pupils play together just inside the school gates? You’re seeing them enjoying being part of a group and having a sense of belonging. That sense of friendship starts early on in life […]

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3 Ways of Creating the Perfect Spring Playground

The cold and snow (finally!) seem to be over with, and we’re well into spring. With brighter weather on the horizon, your school playground is the perfect place for children to get out and enjoy what Spring has to offer, as well as being a chance for them to get some fresh air after their lessons. […]

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Simon Winfield is proud to play an active role as a BESA member

We are delighted to announce that we have renewed our membership with British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA) – a leading UK trade body for Educational Suppliers – after a successful first year of being involved with the organisation. An even more exciting announcement is that our Managing Director at Red Monkey Play, Simon Winfield, has […]

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We’re encouraging kids to get active through the ‘Move it Boom’ initiative

We’re proud to be supporting the Move It Boom initiative organised by Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT). To get the event up and running – literally – Red Monkey mascot took part in a mascot’s race alongside the Trust’s five other partners. After a warm-up at Leicester’s Town Hall, the Red Monkey mascot headed to […]

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Is playtime important? Let’s A, B, See…

The benefits of play have been well documented over the years as various studies examine development through the different interactions children have in the playground. Play equipment and building a great playground can be as important to a child’s education as writing a great lesson plan. Children need two types of ABC’s to continue evolving […]

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We’re Recruiting – Business Development Assistant

Business Development Assistant An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Business Development Assistant at a growing dynamic business in Wigston, Leicester. Red Monkey Play Ltd who design, build and supply play equipment for the education market are seeking an enthusiastic, dynamic and motivated person to take on this new role. Location – Wigston, LE18 Job […]

PE and Sport Premium Funding for Schools

PE and Sport Premium Funding for Schools

What ways can you use your PE and Sport Premium funding? In September 2017, we reported on the Governments plans to double PE and Sport Premium funding. A decision that we championed here at Red Monkey Play. As with all these funding pots there are restrictions on the spending so we have put together a […]

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Red Monkey’s sponsorship helps children cross the line!

We are pleased to have sponsored the Oadby and Wigston Primary Schools Cross Country League for the second year running. Red Monkey donated £200 to the event which has enabled the league to buy trophies and medals for the children participating. The Oadby and Wigston Primary Schools Cross Country League is designed to be fun, […]

Outdoor Classroom, outdoor learning for Primary Schools

Our latest outdoor classroom – The Earth Pod

Red Monkey Play have a wide range of wooden outdoor classrooms; however, they have now added their latest version the “Earth Pod”. The outdoor classroom has been inspired by working with schools and nurseries and has a distinct fantasy appeal with large round front doors and round double-glazed window to ensure it is bathed in […]

Aerial View of Primary School Playground Installation

Stunning Aerial View of Primary School Playground Installation

Stunning Aerial Video of Primary School Playground Installation from Red Monkey. Playground Installation featuring a multi-challenge Adventure Climbing frame, football goals and activity boards, outdoor classroom, play stage, artificial grass and sensory surfacing and fabulous Playground markings. The installation is located at Forest Lodge Primary School in Leicester and we used a drone to capture […]

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Climbing Frames for Primary School Children

One of the products that is most requested by people visiting the Red Monkey website or contacting us are Climbing Frames Primary School Children. At Red Monkey we have a wide range of climbing frames for Primary School Children from a simple and easy to use Monkey bars through to our Island Units that incorporate […]

PE and sports premium for Primary schools from Red Monkey Play

Backing Government plans to increase PE and sports premium for primary schools 

The Department for Education has recently confirmed that the PE and sports premium for primary schools  will double. From September 2017, schools across the country will benefit from a significant amount of extra funding. With all Primary schools receiving a minimum of £16000 PE and sport premium funding. For a company like us, who work […]

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Red Monkey invest in adult apprenticeship scheme for employees

We have cause to celebrate as eight of our manufacturing staff complete adult apprenticeships in Business Improvement Techniques. We have seen great benefits in enrolling in the scheme. Many of our employees who took part had not received business specific qualifications previously, and we wanted to change this. Managing director, Simon Winfield said: “We’re extremely […]

Outdoor Play House for the home & residential from Red Monkey Play

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Snooker world champion teams up with Red Monkey to open up to new markets We have formed a new relationship with Leicester born world snooker champion, Mark Selby, in line with plans to open up to new premium residential markets. The snooker star was introduced to us at the Leicester Mercury Sports Awards in January […]

Adventure Playground

New children’s adventure playground at Sunnyside Garden Centre Ibstock

Red Monkey are delighted to announce the opening of a new adventure playground play unit at Sunnyside Garden Centre in Ibstock, creating an Adventure Playground for children aged 3 to 12 years old. Red Monkey have worked with Alan Ginn, the owner of Sunnyside Garden Centre to install a new and exciting climbing frame which […]

Outdoor installation at Our Lady Convent School

Making your decision easier

Wooden Play Equipment built to your specifications – Our flexibility makes your decision easier Bespoke made to measure outdoor wooden play equipment from Red Monkey; we manufacture all of our outdoor wooden play and learning products ourselves at our factory in Leicestershire. We do this because we believe that children and schools in the UK […]