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Your Guide to Plan an Indoor Playground

Indoor Playground Equipment is highly specialized to meet the requirements of indoor use through manufacturing and design. Padded post covers, specially woven safety netting, and fully enclosed designs are just a few of the many features specific to indoor recreation.  

We’re sure you already have a multitude of indoor playground ideas and we’re here to help you bring your 7-year-old fantasies to life, but there are a few things to keep in mind before you begin this creative undertaking.

 

Market Research

Before you dive head first into the indoor playground business, you should understand a thing or two about the demand for indoor play in your community.  

Who is your customer?  It’s important to understand that some communities are more family-oriented than others.  Even if there are lots of families with young children nearby, their parents may not have the means or the time to utilize an indoor playscape.  In the event that there are not many children in local residence, you may still be able to set up in a high-traffic tourist location to draw in visitors.  Make a decision about how you will market and monetize your indoor playground to maximize accessibility in your community.

Who is your competitor?  There may already be an indoor playground in your area.  If so, analyze their business model and make sure yours isn’t a carbon copy.  If necessary, find a unique angle on the existing indoor playground ideas in order to bring something fresh to your community.

 

Public Fun and Safety

Whether you’re looking for commercial indoor playsets or an indoor playground for home entertainment, your priorities should be same. You want a fun and safe environment for children.  Indoor play equipment provides children a source of enjoyment and activity that might otherwise not be available due to inclement weather, security, and available space. 

When planning an indoor play area, remember that children's playground equipment should provide safety surfacing, such as rubber tiles or poured-in-place, to reduce injuries from falls. Consult with your local authorities and fire marshall to establish capacity regulations and safety protocols.

 

Access Indoor Area

Begin the process of planning for an interior playground by measuring the available space.   Variable to consider include access to the room, ceiling height, doors, fire exits, lighting, and other site restrictions. 

These site-specific obstacles provide a basic starting point in design and selection of the play equipment.  If this step is not taken into careful consideration, you may end up selecting a structure that is incompatible with the space you have.

Keep in mind that a contained environment comes with more responsibility to your guests.  Intend to feed visitors, host parties, and offer parents a lounge to rest while their children play in reasonable proximity, provided these accommodations fall within your budget.

 

Customize Play

At PlaygroundEquipment.com, one can find an indoor playground for sale that offers play value for children ages 2 through 12. Standard designs come with slides, multiple levels for crawling, and activity panels. 

Themed events, such as beach or treehouse play equipment,  are available to create a one-of-a-kind indoor playground for organizations able to make the investment.


Sources:
http://indoorplaygroundsinternational.com/the-process-of-opening-an-indoor-playground-business-2/
http://smallbusiness.chron.com/start-indoor-playground-children-12410.html