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Choosing the Right Indoor Play Equipment: A Buyer's Guide

Choosing the Right Indoor Play Equipment: A Buyer's Guide

Choosing the most suitable indoor play equipment isn’t as straightforward as it may seem – in fact, there are several considerations you need to think about first.

If you’re eager to provide your child with indoor soft play from the comfort of your own home, keep reading to discover how to select the best soft play equipment for their needs. 


Why is indoor soft play equipment a great idea for your child?

Playing amongst soft indoor play equipment is an exciting sensory experience that is enjoyed by children universally. Not only does it keep your children entertained for hours on end, but it also offers an abundance of developmental benefits that support your little one’s growth.

In the past, families had to venture to public soft play centres to engage in soft play, which can be incredibly loud and unhygienic.

However, thanks to forward-thinking children’s toy retailers, there’s indoor soft play for home use. This is superb for children who struggle with intense and noisy environments and parents or guardians who want their special ones to access soft play whenever they wish.

But how do decide which indoor soft play equipment is best for your little munchkin? 

How to select indoor soft play equipment?

  1. Select age-appropriate play equipment

When it comes to indoor soft play equipment, it isn’t one size fits all– each toy is tailored to specific age groups and their various developmental needs.

It goes without saying that babies are much less developed than toddlers and would benefit from a foam play mat for tummy time, which helps to strengthen your little one’s neck and shoulder muscles! 

Older children, on the other hand, are much more developed and advanced in their balance, coordination, and fine and gross motor skills – so if you’re shopping for a two-year-old, a foam playground that encourages your toddler to crawl, climb, and clamber is ideal.

If you’re unsure, a toy’s age rating is usually included on its product page, so be sure to double-check it before making your purchase.  

2. Consider the space in your home

Although there are plenty of premium quality play elements choices for all homes, it’s wise to ensure there’s room in your house or flat for the equipment you want.

A foam playground is a brilliant idea for toddlers and older children but takes up more space than a stand-alone foam ball pit due to the extra elements.

There are plenty of elements (smaller and larger) and several ball pit sizes to choose from. It'll allow to fit a play equipment to the available space.

Moreover, many colour variations allow matching the colour scheme of the playground to the character of the interior (whether it's a nursery room or living room)

So, if you currently find yourself stretched for space, measure the area where you wish to place your indoor soft-play equipment and if it’s too much of a tight squeeze, it might be worth a rethink about where it should go and where it can be stored when not in use.  

3. Choose toys to aid their creativity

Some soft indoor play equipment is more tailored to boost your tot’s imagination, encouraging them to craft their own worlds within their bedroom.

Pop-up tents are an excellent way to spark your child’s creative side and allow them to create their own narrative. Whether their castle is guarded by a dragon or their spaceship has crash-landed on another world, they’ll have endless hours of fun with this soft play equipment.  

4. Buy from a trusted children’s play equipment retailer

Our final tip is the most important step to take into consideration – only purchase indoor soft play equipment from established suppliers with a track record of providing safe and worthwhile goods.  

A renowned retailer will only sell tried and tested elements that have passed stringent quality checks. What’s more, this equipment is likely to be more durable and last for years to come, saving you money in the long run.  

To read other parents’ experiences with the products received from a particular company, be sure to check customer review sites such as Trustami and Trust Pilot.  

Speak to the KiddyMoon team

Here at KiddyMoon, we stock beautifully crafted indoor soft play equipment that’s guaranteed to put a smile on your treasured one’s face!

If you're seeking further assistance when selecting the right indoor soft play equipment for your child, our expert team is readily available to assist you. Feel free to reach out to us at 08000 705 225 or send an email to and we'll provide you with personalised recommendations tailored specifically to your little one.

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