Trips to the park: council advise soap and water hand washing

Trips to the park: council advise soap and water hand washing

Hand washing is essential where animals roam freely

Sutton Park, located in Sutton Coldfield, is said to be the seventh largest urban park in Europe – and is the perfect place for a day out with children. 

It is also an ideal location for teaching children about the importance of hand washing.

The park, which falls under the stewardship of Birmingham City Council, attracts millions of visitors every year and features seven lakes and a large number of roaming animals: it provides a huge array of outdoor education opportunities over its 2,000 hectares.

The importance of hand washing

When taking children to the park, it is essential to make sure that they wash their hands properly before eating – and when leaving.

Birmingham City Council emphasise the importance of washing with soap and water.

“This park is a natural area where animals roam freely. Please wash your hands with soap and water before eating or drinking. Stay safe, wash your hands and enjoy your day out at Sutton Park.”

According to the Farming & Countryside Education (FACE) “Cleansing wipes or anti bacterial gels are not an acceptable substitute for proper hand washing.”

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Teach hand washing – on a day out!

Hand washing is the most important lesson a child can learn and acquiring it is an essential lifelong skill.

The Kiddiwash range of warm water hand wash units are perfect for smaller hands – and are ideal where a portable solution is required.

Whether you require a larger wheeled unit such as the KiddiSynk, or the ultra portable Kiddiwash Xtra, you can ensure that all children in your care are able to wash their hands inside or out.