Indoor play in Ottawa is beneficial to your child's mental and physical health and their safety and security.

Take Your Kids to an Ottawa Indoor Play Centre to Get Out of the Cold and Into a Safe, Secure, and Beneficial Environment

With the arrival of Ottawa’s first snowfall comes many colder, shorter, and snowier days ahead of us. Although playing in the snow with the kids can be fun, there will be plenty of days this winter that will be too cold to enjoy outdoors. Brrrr!

But if you want to let your kids play for hours in a warm, comfortable, and safe setting, consider bringing them to an Ottawa indoor play centre this winter. Not only will they have plenty of fun, but you and your kids will also enjoy these other benefits of indoor play.

A Good Alternative to the Cold Outdoors

Now that the cold weather is here, it’s more difficult to play outdoors, especially for an extended period of time. There will be bone-chilling wet days that make outdoor play uncomfortable for both kids and parents.

Indoor play centres have play structures like outdoor playgrounds, plus much more. Along with jungle gyms, there are games, inflatable bouncy areas, obstacle courses, arcades, and other fun activities to keep kids active, engaged and learning in a warm environment. And the best part is, you and the kids can stay comfortable indoors, away from the harsh weather.

Child Safety & Security

Unlike outdoor playgrounds, indoor play centres are always safe and secure for kids. These centres use safe play equipment that meets safety inspections and standards. The play areas are child-proof, with extra visibility and no sharp or harmful surfaces.

Staff members at indoor playgrounds are trained in child safety, and won’t let any teens or adults in who are not accompanying a child. Many indoor play centres also have security systems in place such as:

  • Video surveillance;
  • Alarm entry systems; and,
  • Monitoring techniques, such as ultra-violet stamping with matching stamps for adults and children who arrive together—this ensures that children only leave with the adults they arrived with.

Mental & Physical Health

Active play with other children at an indoor playground promotes both mental and physical health. Exercise not only improves physical health, fitness, and well-being, but it also boosts self-esteem. Kids who get plenty of active play time are usually more confident, happy, and social. These are key traits that will benefit their development in the long term.

Here are some of the social and cognitive skills kids develop during active play with peers:

  • Creativity;
  • Imagination;
  • Patience;
  • Cooperation;
  • Sharing;
  • Communication;
  • Conflict resolution;
  • Self-responsibility; and,
  • Gross motor development.

Now that winter’s here, take advantage of all these benefits that offer your children indoor play in Ottawa. Instead of being stuck at home due to poor weather conditions, they can spend hours playing, staying active, and having fun, all in a comfortable, safe, and secure indoor setting.