Actually you can. The Play Safety Forum has worked with the Health and Safety Executive since the late nineties to rid the UK of the myths, misunderstandings and misinterpretations of health and safety guidance and regulations in relation to children’s play.

Just to make it clear the following are OK with a bit of common sense and forethought.
Real Tools – Saws etc
Stinging Nettles and Brambles
Playing Conkers
Mud and dirt
Making stuff from old toilet rolls
Egg boxes
Wet Grass
Climbing Trees

Next time someone says’ we can’t do that because of Health and Safety’ it probable that they means ‘we don’t want to do that’.

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