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The Big Hat during rain at BeWILDerwood Cheshire

Why it’s important for children to play in the rain

  • 2 minute read
  • Published 1st Aug 2023
With the Great British weather in full swing and a very wet summer holidays ahead, author and creator of the BeWILDerwood books and award-winning play parks, Tom Blofeld, expresses his concerns on what impact this could have on young children and why playing in the great outdoors should always be encouraged.

“Being a parent myself, I know how conscious we all are about how much screen time our children have. With more and more technology it’s hard to find that balance. But it worries me the impact that a rainy summer could have on our children. They may be forced to stay indoors where technology seems like the only entertainment option.
I believe as parents we have to actively encourage children to play outside, like we did when we were younger. It’s where BeWILDerwood all stemmed from, my adventures in the woods as a child. Being outdoors is so good for children and adults! It sparks imagination, helps children develop and is just good old-fashioned fun! Forget the video games and computers – let them experience a real adventure!”

Want to read more? Take a look at the full press release!

Children play in the rain at BeWILDerwood