Installing your STT Swings playset


Installing your STT swing-set. We have been installing and assembling swing sets for years in schools, playschools and homes. Our dedicated experienced assembly team will ensure prompt assembly time with the safety of your child in mind. In the time lapse video below you can see our assembly team hard at work, completing the play-set in under eight hours. You can see how much effort (and how many men) it takes to build the best play structure.  And we know your child will love it. We thought the kids would collapse with excitement, eagerly waiting for it to be built!.

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Closing date for communities to apply for the playground grant

closing date for communities to apply for the playground grant**Reminder only 24 hours left**


Tomorrow the 14th of February is the closing date for communities to apply for the playground grant. Community groups interested in a new playground must fill out the expression of interest form to receive grant aid for the development of community projects and outdoor gyms. County Wexford has  taken the lead with a super initiative in their five-year plan.  The strategic plan will be in place from 2017 to 2022, to develop playgrounds in towns around the county of Wexford.  They are going to develop up to thirteen playgrounds. Communities who wish to develop children’s playgrounds can be awarded grants up to twenty five thousand euro. You can read all about the leader funding program here. Continue reading “Closing date for communities to apply for the playground grant”

Sensory Swings for kids with disabilities


STT Swings sensory swings for kids with disabilitiesIn recent years, sensory swings  for kids with disabilities, have been widely adopted in therapy. Sensory swings especially help people on the autism spectrum, kids with Asperger’s syndrome or kids with a sensory processing disorder. These swings have many therapeutic benefits. Kids with these disabilities often find it difficult to process their movements and movements around them. This is called a vestibular dysfunction.  Most of us are aware of our five senses (hearing, touch, smell, sight, and taste). However, the sixth important sense which is often forgotten is the vestibular sense (the movement sense). This is responsible for how we process stimuli around us and navigate our bodies. Continue reading “Sensory Swings for kids with disabilities”

Top outdoor toys from Santa this Christmas

rudolph snowglobeHere it is the list of top outdoor toys from Santa this Christmas. All the elves here at STT Swings have been extremely busy helping Santa to pack his Christmas sack. We are not sure how he manages to get all of the orders out on time, or where he fits them all on his sleigh, but every year he manages to do it. This year we are really excited to share what we have been helping him with and they are some lovely items that will bring fun all year round. Continue reading “Top outdoor toys from Santa this Christmas”

Outdoor play area safety surfaces for playgrounds and homes

frosty snowman stt swingsOur latest product range includes play area safety surfaces for playgrounds and homes. As we write this, the snow is falling in Carlow, roads footpaths and gardens are frosty, white and cold. Although it’s tricky to get out and about on the roads, there’s no doubt that Christmas is in the air. In this type of weather, safe play areas are more important than ever. This year we have introduced a range of play area surfaces with safety in mind.  We’ve put together a list below, explaining the difference between each one. We have placed a link to each within the relevant paragraph.   Please feel free to call us on 059 913 2844 if you have specific needs or questions or want to get a quote. Continue reading “Outdoor play area safety surfaces for playgrounds and homes”

How children learn through play

how children learn through playHow children learn through play is fascinating.  There are many schools of thought on the subject but they can be summed up in the graphic below.  Firstly a child is naturally curious and so this makes them interested and keen to learn about the toy they are playing with.  This curiosity drives them to play.  As they go through playing they learn things and become even more curious.  As they are playing, they find this learning fun.  All children like to repeat activities that are fun.  By repeating the process, they achieve mastery and cement in the skills they are learning.  A child who is mastering new skills is becoming confident in themselves.  When a child is confident they are willing to try a new challenge and the whole cycles beings again! Continue reading “How children learn through play”

The benefits of playing outside for children

learning experience from playing outdoors STT Swings CarlowThe benefits of playing outside for children have been well documented.  With the explosion in mobile phone use and the age demographic getting younger and younger, it has never been more important for children to take some ‘time out’ .  For younger children taking time away from the smart screen, the benefits of outdoor play include helping them to develop their muscle strength and co-ordination.  It also encourages self confidence and awareness as they interact with other children whilst they play.  This helps to grow their social skills. Continue reading “The benefits of playing outside for children”