That she actually believes parents should prohibit kids from dating

by  |  16-Jun-2015 12:22

The Land is a playground that takes up nearly an acre at the far end of a quiet housing development in North Wales.

that she actually believes parents should prohibit kids from dating-59

That she actually believes parents should prohibit kids from dating

The Land is an “adventure playground,” although that term is maybe a little too reminiscent of theme parks to capture the vibe. K., such playgrounds arose and became popular in the 1940s, as a result of the efforts of Lady Marjory Allen of Hurtwood, a landscape architect and children’s advocate.

Allen was disappointed by what she described in a documentary as “asphalt square” playgrounds with “a few pieces of mechanical equipment.” She wanted to design playgrounds with loose parts that kids could move around and manipulate, to create their own makeshift structures.

Nearby, a couple of boys are doing mad flips on a stack of filthy mattresses, which makes a fine trampoline.

At the other end of the playground, a dozen or so of the younger kids dart in and out of large structures made up of wooden pallets stacked on top of one another.

In seven hours, aside from Griffiths and the other playworkers, I saw only two adults: Dylan’s nana, who walked him over because he’s only 5, and Steve Hughes, who runs a local fishing-tackle shop and came by to lend some tools. Hughes moved to the neighborhood after the Land was already open, but when he stopped by, I asked how he would have answered that question.

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