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    Default What time?

    In the. Summer school holidays, what time do you let your kids outside? What time is too early?

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    Whenever they want. We live on a 1 acre so it's not like they are right next to anyone's windows.
    I have never had a issues with my kids up playing whenever they want. Of course we don't allow loud play to early just like we wouldn't start a lawnmower.

    My teens are known to run laps or swing on the big tree swing from 5.30 but they are silent other than their footsteps.
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    I do not have school aged kids but the earlier the better as it is cooler. As long as they know not too make too much noise.

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    Builders are allowed to start work in domestic areas at 7:30 umless otherwise stated on building permit. I cant see a problem with 7:30. A matter of knowing your neighbours and being aware. If you have a shiftworker next door and your kids are noisy that might not be good

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    My dd1 is an early riser and she can go outside and play whenever, even at 6am. It's not against the law
    She's not overly noisy though, I would draw the line at noisy ball games or swimming in a pool before 7am.

    I agree on hot days it's much cooler to play outside earlier on and I encourage it.

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    My rules are 8-8. I know my neighbour's kids are asleep until 8am so I respect that, just as they respect that their kids to bed later than ours, and keep their kids quiet for us. Previous neighbours it was 7-7 as they were early risers and early to bed. We live in an inner city suburb, so we all live close to each other...therefore it's nice to be considerate and respectful of each other. If my kids are all up early in summer and eager to get out we just head down to the beach for an early morning swim...they can be as loud as they want then.

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    Whenever they want, my kids live outside, can't stand being cooped up (even though our house is big - an old lol.)

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    Generally 8am at our house. My kids tend to be noisy and argue so I don't want them disturbing our neighbors who might be sleeping. We often do head to the playground or beach before that though if it's going to be hot.

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    OP, if you're wondering about your kids then go by council guidelines. Ours is 7am weekdays, and 8am weekends. So they would be the earliest that we would let our kids out.However, I think it's nice to be respectful to your neighbours if they're close.
    If it's your neighbour's kids disturbing you then you can complain to council if they're up earlier than the allowed 'noisy' times, or just have a talk to your neighbours if they're approachable.

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    When we were in the suburbs 8am on a weekend was reasonable, I feel. We now have 84 acres so no such time restrictions apply!


 

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