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    Default What's under your swings/ Play centre

    Hi Ladies,

    I am preplanning for when bubs is old enough. I will have an area about 4M*8M where I am considering putting one of those big Wooden play centres in it. At the moment it is a hole in the ground (broken In ground pool) and I was thinking that when I get the pool ripped up and hole filled in I would have a choice of what to put there. I was thinking Sand (for softness) but we have at least a dozen neighbourhood cats so they would use it as a giant litter box.

    I had thought of grass but thought it would wear easily where there was high traffic.

    o those who do have big pay centres/ swing sets what do you have under it?

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    Default What's under your swings/ Play centre

    I'd go with grass, personally, even synthetic grass if you don't have dogs?
    I'd avoid sand, unless you can handle sand in the house or the cats using it as a toilet (our sandpit is gross!!)

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    Default What's under your swings/ Play centre

    We just have grass no issues and my kids play on it a lot

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    Default What's under your swings/ Play centre

    We have soft fall - sorta like small pine bark chips, like most schools, parks have at their playgrounds.

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    Default What's under your swings/ Play centre

    We have one of those big play fortes just out on the grass. It's been cemented in.
    Grass for us was the best option as I hate sand throw the house and if they fall over grass is a softer landing then a hard surface.

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    Default What's under your swings/ Play centre

    Id just do grass, easy, soft etc.

    Sand - cat poop and sand thru your house.
    Bark/woodchip - no barefoot play and possibly woodchip thru the house.

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    We have a swing attached to the climbing frame and the whole thing gets too much use for grass.

    We have pea gravel - like small river pebbles. easy to clean with the dogs around, takes impact when they fall, doesn't break down and itch and spread around like wood chips do.

    it is about 10cm deep.


 

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