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Caloo Ltd are a play and fitness equipment provider offering a wide range of solutions for your outdoor space. Catering for Infants, Teenagers and Adults alike our expertise in the play and sports industry has gained us a strong reputation in the field of recreation equipment. Our product range includes playground swings, slides, seesaws, roundabouts etc, outdoor gyms, multi-use games areas, skate parks, youth shelters, playground safety surfacing and outdoor park furniture.
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The MUGA in Aston Clinton Park, Buckinghamshire was installed in December 2015 by Caloo and their team of contractors. Aston Clinton Parish Council had been the recipient of a relatively large sum of Section 106 money, via their District Council. This is funding set aside from new housing, by the developer and must be put towards recreational facilities for the village. The parish council wanted to boost sports and games in the village, aiming provision specifically at young people and had prioritised the MUGA from this money. Caloo was chosen, following the usual 3 quotes procedure. Having s106 money enabled us to have the best rather than the cheapest, although a huge range is available from a variety of suppliers.Caloo were in on our deliberations from the start with helpful but not pushy advice. They were aware we were undergoing a quoting process but when they laid out what they could supply, in the end it was obvious who the supplier should be. We decided on an Interactive MUGA with capabilities for football, cricket, challenge wall, knock out wall, 5-a-side and basketball. Now that it is installed, it feels like much more. We did wonder about a great big piece of steel in the park but now it feels like it has always been there. It is attractive, colourful and loaded with things to do. We were lucky we could afford the external games options as well as internal and these have stimulated all kinds of interesting play from the local children. The interior is very well-used. There are groups on it every day – all informal, and in fact the informality of it has led to more cooperation in the park, as the different age groups interact and make allowances for each other to play. The only structured groups using it have been junior football and Buggyfit (ladies exercising with their little ones in buggies). These activities do not book the MUGA as we have never felt the need to introduce a booking system, yet they never seem to clash with other groups wanting to use it.From the start Caloo were easy to work with, communicative and TIDY! they started when they said they would and finished within the timeframe. They have recently been back to paint-on the markings, which had to wait until drier weather, and this has stimulated even more play. The MUGA is a very popular item in the park, sturdy and well-constructed but colourful and of a decent quality.We invite anyone who is thinking of having one to come and visit ours. Highly recommended!
St Enoder Parish Council has been working for a number of years to pull together a package of funding for a new play area in the Indian Queens Recreation Ground, and it is extremely pleased that it has been successful.The new facility was opened at the beginning of September and contains a wide range of equipment including climbing frames, slides, swings, a zip wire, and much more, for children of all ages. The new equipment, provided by Caloo, has proved extremely popular in fact the only complaints received are ‘it’s always so busy’, ‘it is full of teenagers’ and ‘people from out of the area are using it’ even the grass cutter had a moan he can’t get in to cut the grass unless he gets there at 6.30am!
The Staff, pupils, families and carers of The Collett School Special Educational Needs would like to thank you for the amazing gift of the fabulous exercise equipment.They are in full use every playtime and we have worked out circuits which are being incorporated in to our PE lessons.This equipment will make a lasting difference to all our pupils, many of whom do not get very much opportunity to exercise or play outside other than at the school.The exercise goes beyond fun and physical well being with our children but actually helps with their co ordination and upper body strength which amazingly will have the effect of improving their ability to write!It also helps to calm many children when they are experiencing sensory overload.
We are absolutely delighted with our refurbished MUGA in the park, Caloo listened to what our vision for the area was and turned it into a reality.. The area was so run-down it had become an eyesore and was very rarely used, it is now always in use (often by several groups of people at the same time. We have secured funding have been running various activities to make full use of the facilities. The feedback has been fantastic and it is a much welcome addition to our park.