New research shows that parents are worried about the shift from outdoor play to indoor screen time and the vast majority of parents say that playgrounds are vital in getting children outdoors and active again. A survey of 1,111 parents with children aged between 2 and 12 has found that 9 out of 10 parents who were not close to a playground said that having access would make their child play outside more.
Of those with access to a playground, 61% said it does make their child play outside more and over half (53%) of parents said more access to playgrounds would make their child more active. The research was carried out by Mumsnet – the UK’s biggest website for parents – and commissioned by the Association of Play Industries (API).
Read more on the API website