As the world gradually starts to reopen and parents and children are able to visit playgrounds once again, it’s the perfect time to take a look at some of the playground features that children have missed during the lengthy lockdowns. In a recent campaign, children were asked to draw their perfect playground using their imaginations. To discover what the ideal playground or outdoor green space looks like for children, simply continue reading.
Children have definitely missed getting to splash around in outdoor swimming pools. Numerous children drew swimming pools as part of their entries. Which proves that no matter how much time passes, children of every generation love swimming pools, especially during the summer months. One young entrant, Tobias even drew a hot tub next to his pool, which kids can relax in after playing a game of soccer on the adjacent soccer pitch.
Speaking of soccer pitches, a long list of entrants choose to draw soccer or football pitches as part of their dream green spaces. One entrant who listed his name as E chose to go with a fold out, five side pitch that wouldn’t take up too much space and could fit in smaller parks.
Children still love slides, usually the steeper the better. While countless entrants featured slides, one of the most unique slides that was entered in the competition was a huge snake inspired tunnel slide. It features plenty of hair raising, turns and would appeal to adventure-seeking children who love thrill rides.
While many parks boast flying foxes, Jack’s entry featured a zip-line which makes its way through the tree canopies and the park and will give kids an unbeatable view of their park.
Another playground feature which kids love are climbing features. One entrant named Paris who is 8 years old, had the awesome idea of including balance beams and a wooden gym horse to play on. While traditional climbing features were also included.
Kids love getting to jump on trampolines and perform tricks. Paris also included multiple trampolines in her competition space for her outdoor area. Parents will love the fact that her trampolines were fully enclosed by netting, so that they won’t have to worry about their kids getting injured while they’re jumping to their hearts’ content.
One of the most creative ideas that featured in the competition was the idea of having a roller-coaster in a kids playground. Which is a great idea as what kid wouldn’t want to be able to ride a roller-coaster with their friends at their local park?
In conclusion, if you’re a parent who can’t wait to be able to take your kid or kids back to playgrounds and parks as restrictions start to ease, hopefully you have a clear idea of some of the attractions that your kids will love. Such as outdoor pools and zip-lines. Both of them actually exist in some outdoor spaces!