7 Benefits of Adventure
Playgrounds For Children

Children are spending more and more time on smartphones, video games, and watching television, these are all indoor activities that don’t add much value to our children’s mental health. The increase in the number of children spending the majority amount of their time indoors has led to numerous studies being published highlighting the negative impact this is having on children’s mental health and cognitive development. At the same time, research has discovered that there are many benefits of outdoor activities for children. The most common problem that we see is most people tend to have limited space for outdoor activities and there can be extensive safety issues also. This is where Poppy Playgrounds comes into the picture, we are professionals at what we do, with in-house experts in adventure playgrounds, an outstanding playground design and consultation experience that will be sure to resolve limited space, safety, and budget issues.

Here we are listing the top 7 benefits of adventure playgrounds for children

Learning
Playing outdoor helps to increase your children learning abilities. Our adventure playgrounds are always designed with the children’s education in mind considering their mental health, cognitive abilities, and risk-taking decisions. Outdoors, children are learning through play, which is a fun way of helping children to learn new information and skills whilst doing something they enjoy.

Creativity
Adventure playgrounds are a great way to get children’s creativity flowing, after all, children’s imaginations are often stimulated by a variety of objects, textures, and colors in the environment around them, and with our playground design, we will be sure to include a multitude of these to spark their imaginations through creative play.

Health
There are numerous benefits of adventure playground for children. With more ways to play, children are more active when playing outside which helps them to build strong muscles, bones, and good fitness levels which also helps them to burn extra calories which are very hard with indoor activities. Playing in the sunshine, even in winter, means children naturally absorb vital vitamin D, a lack of which can lead to Rickets.

Social Skills
The school playground is where all of us first start to learn how to communicate, how to Play! it’s where we increase our social and collaboration skills. This means that children will be more willing to join in games and activities, while they will also be more likely to talk to different children and make new friends. This all motivates children to learn social skills and how to interact with other children away from the adult oversight.

Well being
Children playing outside helps them to feel happier and calmer. It improves children’s moods and creates a positive mental attitude. When your children are playing on adventure playgrounds, they exert their energy. This leads them to become calmer and ultimately helps them to be more focused when in the classroom.

Independence
When children are playing outdoor on adventure playgrounds, it helps to learn independence whilst socially interacting with other children and learning to play themselves. They learn how to take turns playing games, to pick themselves up when they fall, and how to negotiate unfamiliar equipment, resulting in children learning how to be independent and self-reliant.

Explore
It’s true that outdoor equipment looks riskier than indoor toys. Outdoor play equipment can help children to learn to push their boundaries and become good at risk-taking. It teaches children to explore new games and become confident in learning to try new things without being guided by adults.

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