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09-11-2011, 09:21 PM
Hi all.

On our way home today from an after school club, it was dark :( Thought it would be fun to let the little ones loose in the park (large open space rather than playground) though didn't want to loose sight of them. Thought I would look into a high vis jacket for each of them, though if there are no lights, I wouldn't be able to see them!

Anyone use anything else? DH says a light on a hat/head band like a miners hat. Think the kids would live them but anyone use something similar?

09-11-2011, 09:25 PM
Your braver than me lol.
I would be a bit worried about hazards the children and I couldn't see.

nic t
09-11-2011, 09:28 PM
Hmm, I am a worrier and wouldn't feel safe in a park in the dark!

09-11-2011, 09:39 PM
I bought some flashng bracelets from sensory toy warehouse - they might work?

09-11-2011, 09:39 PM
sound like great fun ! How about you give them torches ? sure they would love them and you'd be sure to spot them all a mile off. You can aso get glow sticks from the pound shops ??

jumping j
09-11-2011, 09:52 PM
or glow necklaces, it's be like a silent rave with all the children running round!:laughing: I know the pound shop, home bargains and tesco all had them in around halloween and bonfire night

09-11-2011, 11:02 PM
ooh, glow bracelets.

Put red on the right wrist, blue on the left then I can tell which way they are running :)

Oh and it's a small park near my home, not a big open space and I am sure they will love it!

09-11-2011, 11:06 PM
These are just fab - my two have them, hands free fun!!

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...EADTORCH.htm (www.tkqlhce.com/click-4274914-5590799?URL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.argos.co.uk%2Fstatic% 2FProduct%2FpartNumber%2F9280436%2Fc_1%2F1%7Ccateg ory_root%7CSports%2Band%2Bleisure%7C14419152%2Fc_2 %2F2%7C14419152%7CCamping%7C14419397%2Fc_3%2F3%7Cc at_14419397%7CCamping%2Blights%252C%2Blamps%2Band% 2Btorches%7C14419398.htm)

09-11-2011, 11:56 PM
I bought some hi vis Velcro bands that also had flashing led lights on them last year for my bike which were great

10-11-2011, 07:08 AM
I bought some hi vis Velcro bands that also had flashing led lights on them last year for my bike which were great
hello, do you remeber where you got these from? they would be great for when my son goes out on his scooter.

10-11-2011, 10:59 AM
love the red on right wrist, blue on left, great idea

10-11-2011, 12:34 PM
When I was at school, we used to play a game called Night Attack, which was basically team tag by night. It was great fun.

By the way, it turns out wikipedia has a really good list of children's games (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Children%27s_games), including ones from around the world, in case anyone is interested!

mandy moo
10-11-2011, 02:05 PM
I have Hi Vis jackets :)

10-11-2011, 04:21 PM
i brought hi viz kids jackets from ikea, think they was around £2 each