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5 Ways to Encourage Outdoor Play

November 21, 2016
5 Ways to Encourage Outdoor Play

With summer, Christmas and school holidays fast approaching, it’s time to dust off the outdoor play equipment and enjoy the most of being outside! See our top 5 ways to get the kids out and about including some awesome Christmas gift ideas.

Summer is the best time of year for getting outside and playing until the sun goes down. While technology has made our lives so much easier, it is so easy to get stuck inside in front of the TV, computer or iPad. Outdoor play is not only good for health, fitness and physical development, but also for learning, development and well being.

We’ve come up with some great ways to encourage the kids to get outside and make the most of summer.

1. Trampoline

Trampolines are a no brainer when it comes to great outdoor play equipment. Lasting long after Christmas day, we fondly remember spending hours jumping on the trampolines until it was too dark to see outside!

With amazing future technology, trampolines have evolved and now have features we could only dream about when we were younger!

We especially love Springfree Trampoline's range of world class trampolines which include features such as being completely springless (no more pinches!), soft edge mats, hidden frames plus many more.

Even better is Springfree Trampolines’s new Smart technology, which takes advantage of new technology. Springfree Trampoline's Smart tramplines incorporate sensors on the mat that detect your every move and jump controls fun and educational games on tablet via Bluetooth. The apps and games cover everything from maths and words to puzzles and patterns, - great for coordination, creative thinking, and exer-learning.

Plus, Mum and Dad don’t miss out either with a great fitness app featuring guided workouts, goal setting, and real-time stats.

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2. Bikes & Scooters

Your first bike and scooter is one you will never forget and definitely one of the most memorable Christmas presents we ever received during childhood.

We can still remember the great sense of adventure and independence that comes with a new bike plus the many hours spent riding as a family!

Family bike rides around local parks are a great way to get out and enjoy all your local neighbourhood has to offer.

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3. Cubby House

Pretend play can make for some of the best fun! Hours and hours of secret planning, supermarket scanning or café visits!

We especially love Castle & Cubby's awesome range which includes a cute seaside inspired beach box cubby plus heaps of great add ons.

Great for larger families, a cubby house makes an awesome joint present which will definitely be value for money in years to come.


4. Local Playgrounds & Sports Grounds

Take advantage of your local playground which offer great facilities and hours of fun. There’s something for every age and ability with many playgrounds now offering great play accessories such as flying foxes, climbing structures and more.

Make a day of it by taking a picnic and enjoy a fun and inexpensive day of play.

4.Outdoor Games

Sometimes the best outdoor play is in our own backyard!

Get creative with great outdoor game and activities including backyard cricket, bocce, kites, skipping ropes, Croquet, Finska and more.

Enjoy summer to it’s fullest and create great memories to last a lifetime!

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