We’ve Put Interlocking Foam Mats in the Play Area

Just a quick update today, we have just put some foam matting down in the play area to make it safer for the kids. This is just a precaution as Joshua bumped his head last week and we don’t want any other children getting hurt.

We thought it essential to cover the whole floor area where the kids toys are just to be sure. It was surprisingly easy to fit and we even did it ourselves. They are like a big jigsaw puzzle that you simply piece together yourself. Quite inexpensive too, as we bought 6 boxes from Amazon and they gave us free shipping. You can see some for yourself here.

We are now looking in to whether we can get some for the external play area where the swing is. At present we have only found indoor mats but are still looking and I’m sure we’ll find some. The ground is quite soft there so it’s not essential but it’s always better to be safe than sorry.

If you have hard floors in your home then we highly recommend getting some of these rubber mats. You can even just take them up when you want as they are only temporary and not fixed in place permanently. Not just good for your kids rooms but also if you have exercise equipment or anything heavy and you don’t want to damage your wooden floors.

That’s all for now, we just thought we would let all parents know that we are doing all we can to make sure your children are safe here when they come to play.

New Games For The Kids

As you know, we invest heavily on helping as many kids as we can. Not just helping them in life but also making sure they have fun. Young kids deserve to be happy and have no worries in life. So we have just bought them several new games that we can all enjoy. Some of these are your standard kids games but others will force them to engage with each other more as they have more skill involved.

The first things we bought were a handful of board games. You really can’t go wrong with board games as they are perfect for when the weather isn’t too great outside. Monopoly allows them to get used to dealing with money, so is a perfect learning game. Of course we had to have Twister, that game makes all the kids laugh and they can all get involved.

kids playingSome slightly more obscure things we bought were meant to give the kids things they possibly haven’t seen before. The first was a bocce ball set. We got this mainly for when we take them to the beach as it’s a skilful game that is easy to play and let’s face it, kids love to play ball games. Luckily none of them had even heard of it before, so we can’t wait to take them to the beach to try it later this month.

Then we bought a chess board. This was admittedly a gamble as we thought they might find it a bit boring. Surprisingly we have a few of them that actually love it. They are quite competitive about it too, which is great as it forces them to think harder about what they are doing. We have regular games each week and James usually comes out on top.

Lastly, we bought some outdoor inflatables too. There’s a small paddling pool which will be great to have on the hot summer days. We also got a small bouncy castle too, which will allow them to burn off lots of calories whilst also having fun.

So that’s all for now, we can go ahead and continue in our mission to keep the kids as happy as we can!

Sites we used for research:

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Kids Deserve To Have Fun

Here at Bassetlaw Play Forum we believe that all kids deserve to have fun. Regardless of their upbringing and family backgrounds, kids should always be happy and enjoying life.

That’s why we have dedicated ourselves to helping as many kids as we possibly can. We raise money all the time through donations, cake stalls and funding so that we can make a difference to as many children as we can.

On this website we’ll be sharing our success stories and also keeping you up to date with what we have going on and what is coming up. We really need all the help we can get, so if you have any spare time and would like to volunteer then we’d welcome you with open arms.

We have several fund raising events lined up for the coming months, so please get in touch if you can donate a few hours to help us, or even if you have any spare change. It all goes to a good cause.

We’ll be adding some new articles very soon and will also be updating this website as often as we can. We’re here to make a difference to the kids and give them the best start they can in their young lives.