• Get physical. Climb, jump, slide, dance, stretch and so, so much more
  • Food every bit as outstanding as our amazing play experiences
  • It’s party time and everyone’s enjoying every minute
  • Play is a vital part of every child’s life
  • Feed the whole family, as well as their imagination
  • Our youngest visitors can enjoy a trike track, sensory room and much more

As well as being great fun and allowing them to ‘let off steam’ it’s also good for them. So while they’re enjoying themselves they’re also developing physically, socially and emotionally. Having time and space to play gives them the chance to meet and have fun with their friends and keeps them physically active which helps to keep them healthy too.

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The Importance of Play

The Importance of Play
  • increase their self-awareness, self-esteem, and self-respect
  • improve and maintain their physical and mental health
  • allow them to increase their confidence through developing new skills
  • promote their imagination, independence and creativity
  • offer opportunities for children of all abilities and backgrounds to play together
  • provide opportunities for developing social skills and learning
  • build resilience through risk-taking and challenge, problem solving, and dealing with new and novel situations
  • provide opportunities to learn about their environment and the wider community.
Evidence is also available that outlines wider benefits of play provision for families and communities, suggesting that:
  • parents can feel more secure knowing that their children are happy, safe and enjoying themselves
  • families benefit from healthier, happier children
  • buildings and facilities used by play services are frequently seen as a focal point for communities
  • it offers opportunities for social interaction for the wider community and supports the development of a greater sense of community spirit, promoting social cohesion