How to get your kid to the park on time and on budget with a simple little trick
A simple trick can go a long way to helping you save money and get your kids to the playground on time.
Here are seven things you can do with just a few minutes’ planning:1.
Pick your favourite park.
For children aged two and under, it’s important to pick a place that’s a good distance from the house and within a safe distance of playgrounds, where parents can easily get to them without getting too carried away.
“We’re not looking for a playground, we’re looking for the right place to play,” said Liana Gabbro, head of corporate development at the British Association for Paediatric and Child Health (BACPHE).
“It’s a great way to get them to stay with us and stay close to our kids.”
Gabbro says it’s also a great time to visit a park for your child’s first experience of the outdoors.
You can pick one of the parks that offer playgrounds in the city of Manchester and the surrounding area, such as the Biggleswade area, or even one of those new parks in the north-east.2.
Set aside a special day for your kids.
It’s an important idea for kids to plan their days, especially in the winter.
Take advantage of special dates in the summer and choose one day a week where you can spend some quality time with your child.
If you want to plan ahead for the holidays, try to pick your child the first day of every month and make sure they’re not too busy to visit with their friends.3.
Get them in the park before they go.
Many parks have free playtime hours, with plenty of time to play with your kids even if you’re away from home.
Gazebo is a great example of a park with free playtimes on Mondays and Wednesdays during the summer, so you can get your children up and playing before the crowds.4.
Choose a park close to the family’s house.
Another good idea is to pick one in a quiet residential area.
That way, your kids will have plenty of space to be outside and around their friends without running around the neighbourhood.
They’ll also get to play in a more peaceful environment.
“You don’t have to be as organised as I would be to do this,” said Gabbros.
And don’t forget to keep an eye out for free play times on weekends, when there are less people around to catch your kids in the act.
Get your kids dressed.
Dress for the weather.
As you look for a park to go on a visit, be sure to look out for the colour of your kids’ clothing and their shoes.
Whether they wear the same colour or a different colour, the colour should match their surroundings.
If you don’t know your children’s favourite colour, Gabbres says it might be best to look for one of your childrens’ favourite colours.
Children like the colour green, so it makes sense to pair them with something that’s also green, such the watermelon.6.
Pick a park you enjoy visiting with your children.
Your children will enjoy going to the parks you choose, which can help you save on your own holiday rental costs.
This can be especially true if you have kids who love going to museums and nature parks.
However, if you can’t afford to go to a museum or nature park for a weekend, the park you’re most likely to find them in will be one that’s nearby.
For example, you might choose to go for the Greenbank or Great Ormond Street parks in central London, which are both within walking distance of your home.7.
Get in touch with the parks.
“You can also book free day passes to play at your favourite parks,” said the head of parks at the BACPHE.
Try to book an appointment before you go, or use a special date and time that suits your children and their time preferences.8.
Be prepared to make an appointment.
Even if you don to plan for a long weekend, you can still take advantage of free play time to catch up with your loved ones and enjoy the sun.
“If you can pick a park in the afternoon or early evening, you could enjoy a free afternoon or evening with your family,” said Mark Pritchard, the executive director of Parks and Rec.
But make sure you check the hours to make sure it’s a safe and enjoyable time.
“Don’t forget your child can still play if they’re still awake,” he said.
Make your kids feel welcome.
In some parks, it can be a challenge to find a place where you won’t be seen as a danger to your child or a bother to them.
“For some of the smaller parks, like the Biggswade or the Greenhouse