Sophie Radice of the Independent Discusses ‘Should We Let Children Run Wild?’, House of Play Feel They Have the Answer to this Question

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Every week there seems to be a debate regarding the health and safety of children in Britain. Today, Sophie Radice asked the question ‘should we let children run wild?’ in the British national newspaper The Independent. Indoor Soft Play Equipment Manufacturer , House of Play feel they have the answer.

Astrabound Indoor Play Centre

Astrabound Indoor Play Centre

Having looked at a number of sites, House of Play was the only Company to actually advise against us pursuing premises that we thought were ok. The other Companies never ever tried to talk us out of taking any of the premises that we looked at.

Sophie Radice asked the question ‘should we let children run wild?’. Indoor Soft Play Equipment Manufacturer, House of Play debate child safety and emotional and physical wellbeing in 2012.

Ensuring the safety of a child should be every parent’s uncompromising goal; however it is difficult to balance protection with allowing freedom, social growth and independence of a child. Combined with long working hours, increased food and utility costs achieving a health balance is proving difficult for many uk families.

Recently it’s been featured in news all over the world that people need to be active in order to stay healthy. The main reason for this is the rise in the rate of obesity, most worryingly in children, and the fact that they aren’t getting the exercise they need. Parents are now making more of an effort to keep their children active through family walks, bike rides and many other activities that are fun for everyone.

However, it’s not always possible to fit in as many activities as you’d like, and with some families having both parents working, there can be little time to get around to a game of frisbee after work. In cases such as these, which are becoming more and more common, it’s usually better to get together a whole group of parents and their children to go and do something active together. Then if some parents can’t spare the time their children can still go and play under supervision.

There’s no end to the things that kids can do to stay fit, from frantically running around a park to throwing balls to each other, but all of these activities carry a risk of injury. A child could trip on concrete and hurt themselves or fall from a wall and cause a very serious injury. For these reasons companies such as House Of Play have set up facilities with commercial indoor play equipment for children to come and play in a huge area where there is also a place for parents to rest.

The facilities that House Of Play have help set up are the result of their business services, which they offer alongside their products. David Booth, joint managing director informed us of this positive feedback, “Having looked at a number of sites, House of Play was the only Company to actually advise against us pursuing premises that we thought were ok. The other Companies never ever tried to talk us out of taking any of the premises that we looked at.” The result of this was that House Of Play’s customer did not waste money and time looking into properties that weren’t exactly what the customer were looking for.

These indoor play facilities are equipped with soft indoor play equipment, which means that even if a child falls they won’t hurt themselves in a serious way, and they’ll find it very hard to hurt themselves at all. House Of Play have their own indoor play facility, but they are also the UK’s leading manufacturer and supplier of soft play equipment. An indoor play facility gives children the benefit of exercise and takes away the risks that could confront them outside. Their products are designed to allow children to be as active as possible whilst in a safe controlled environment.

Many injuries are caused by falls and bumps, which are to be expected of children however, dangers like broken glass and unhygienic play areas can cause serious problems. The recent attack of a six year old girl by a dog in Chingford was during a family day at the local park. Indoor soft play facilities don’t have the risks associated with outdoor activities and are a great way to keep children active and safe.

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