Playfair 2014 to showcase industry trends

The UK play industries will be showcasing the latest innovations in play equipment and safety surfacing at PlayFair 2014

PlayFair is the UK’s largest annual trade event for all those involved in the procurement and maintenance of children’s play equipment and safety surfacing. It showcases new developments in play area design, equipment and safety surfacing, and takes place at Royal Windsor Racecourse from 2-4 September 2014.

PlayFair is ownedby the Association of Play Industries (API) Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, the API represents manufacturers, installers, designers and distributors of outdoor and indoor play equipment and safety surfacing. It campaigns for policy recognition of the value of play. Its members are committed to the role of play in tackling the nation’s physical inactivity epidemic.   

API chairman Michael Hoenigmann says: “PlayFair is the highlight of the play year. It provides a fantastic opportunity for play buyers to see the latest play equipment close-up and get advice from leading play industry experts. Every API member company believes in the contribution that high-quality play equipment has to make in getting children active as early in their lives as possible.”

Now in its seventh year, PlayFair will take place alongside SALTEX (Sports, Amenities and Landscaping Trades Exhibition) to offer a one-stop-shop for buyers and specifiers of outdoor facilities. 8,500 visitors attended SALTEX last year with over 25 per cent looking to buy playground equipment and services.

API member companies confirmed for PlayFair 2014 are: eibe Play Ltd; Fenland Leisure Products Ltd (t/a Online Playgrounds); Huck Nets UK Ltd; Kompan Ltd; Proludic Ltd; PHS Group (t/a Matta Products (UK) Ltd; The Register of Play Inspectors International Ltd; South West Play; The Children’s Playground Co. Ltd; The Play Inspection Company; and Wicksteed Leisure Ltd (t/a Wicksteed Playgrounds), with more to follow.

Copies of the new API Member Directory will be available free at PlayFair and can be downloaded here.  To register for free tickets to PlayFair 2014 and for more information, visit:

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