Outdoor play is so important for children at home and at school. Whatever the weather they should be going outside to play. More and more homes, schools and nurseries have installed artificial grass to provide safe and easy to maintain areas
The benefits of installing artificial grass outside are obvious – it saves time on maintenance, stays green all year round and prevents patchiness from developing – but you might not know that it can be used inside too.
- It’s safe
Children love to run, jump and roll, so they’re bound to trip and fall sometimes – but artificial grass is soft and won’t graze young skin. It’s also great for little ones that are not yet walking. They can crawl around safely on it.
- It’s hygienic
Artificial grass is hypoallergenic and easy to clean, which makes it ideal for children’s play areas – it’s less muddy than real grass and more resistant to spills and little accidents than carpet. It’s also great for children with allergies – no more worrying about grass pollen or dust mites.
- It’s durable
Artificial grass won’t fade or flatten, even with children constantly running around on it. You don’t need to mow, water or fertilise it, and it lasts up to 20 years – making it a great alternative to natural grass in the garden or carpet in the house.
Whether you’re a parent, teacher or childcare provider, you’ll undoubtedly be familiar with the challenge of trying to keep children entertained.
A creatively designed play area can be the solution, and there are lots of ways to use artificial grass to create outdoor and indoor play areas at home, nursery or school.
Turn the garden into a space that the children and you can enjoy all year around. A soft surface to go under slides and swings. No more mud coming into the house from muddy gardens even when it has been raining.
It can also be used in the house. Add it into nurseries or bedrooms to make a magical area. Fairies or football, let your imagination go.
The texture of the grass is wonderful for sensory play and its so lovely for them to be able to crawl around safely.
You could create a sensory garden, add toys, add playground items such as swings etc. Its also lovely for them to have a reading area and be able to lie down safely if they want to have a nap.
In the winter the grass becomes muddy and that mud gets into school and can become slippery for children but Artificial grass can be played on whatever the weather and the children can have more freedom to play.
When it’s raining outside, an indoor games area can be a great alternative to typical “rainy day” activities like quizzes or crafts. Traditional garden games such as skittles, pick-up sticks, hoopla and tug of war (all played on artificial grass, of course) can give children the feeling of playing outdoors even when they’re inside.
Whatever the weater and where ever the place. Artificial grass can help keep children outside playing and that is so very important.