Kids love playing on obstacle courses, they offer an engaging challenge that also promotes fitness, coordination and key physical development opportunities for children. Browse our range of solutions below. Trim trails & balancing equipment are a great option for schools looking to install educational play equipment into their outdoor classrooms.
Trim trails look like a lot of fun. That’s because they are! Children love to swing, jump, climb and play. So, if you want to keep them healthy and happy, constructing a trim trail in your outdoor space is a great solution. A trim trail is an obstacle course made up of different pieces of school trim trails and balance equipment. It is a popular attraction in parks. Also, pupils love to spend time on trim trails in school playgrounds.
Active play on trim trails has physical and emotional benefits for kids. Studies and research show that physical activity can help with the following.
Evidence-based research from the Youth Sport Trust suggests that even 10 minutes of regular activity shows positive results in academic behaviours. This includes concentration, attention and remaining “on task” in the classroom.
The UK Chief Medical Officer issues guidelines for physical activity in children and young people. It is recommended that 5–18-year-olds should engage in physical activity and exercise for at least 60 minutes each day. The aim is to cut down the amount of time children spend sitting around and encourage time in nature and fresh air.
Trim trails are an ideal way to get students moving during recess. You can easily build a trim trail in schools using key pieces of apparatus, such as monkey bars, climbing nets, jumping poles, play tunnels and rolling beams.
As children get older, they begin to interact more with their peers. Bringing pupils together on trim trails helps to build their confidence and develop their social skills. They want to explore the balance trails, stepping logs and balance beams. They learn how to take turns on the equipment and encourage each other to successfully master the trim trail from start to finish.
Children love to play with their friends of all ages. However, busy family schedules can often make it trickier to organise playtime. Fortunately, trim trails can bring everyone together on school breaks and lunch times. The equipment is a source of physical and mental stimulation. Who doesn’t love the challenge of walking a balance beam without falling off?
Active play on trim trails is a great way for kids to reduce their stress levels. It can trigger the release of the body’s feel-good hormones, which helps to reduce stress and anxiety. Furthermore, it helps to build courage. This starts with allowing them to play at an appropriate level for their age and skill level. A trim trail provides them with opportunities to explore and try different activities within the safe space of a playground or park.
Trim trails are a worthwhile investment, especially in schools where children spend a lot of their time. The activity on the fun apparatus increases children’s stamina and cardiovascular endurance. It helps them to develop movement skills, muscle fitness and bone strength. A trim trail also helps to tackle the problem of childhood obesity. Moreover, encouraging young people to take part in physical activities helps them form healthier habits for adult life.
If you are interested in building the best trim trail, shop our equipment range in a variety of materials; steel, wood/timber or contact our team for advice on selecting the key pieces to get you started. You can add to your trim trail over time. There is no end to the amount of fun on a trim trail.
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