Have you ever been at an adventure playground, maybe for a younger sibling or a sibling of a friend, seeing the kids frolicking through the ball pools and running around all full of sugar, just insanely jealous? Well, at the Museum of Science and Industry in the centre of Manchester, you can have an experience that an adult is rarely allowed to take part in. The museum have opened up the exhibition to take a look at the possibility that as adults, if we take time away from the world and choose to play like we associate with a child, our levels of anxiety increase while our creative sensibilities become inflamed.
The Museum is allowing for people to book the entire pit out for certain gatherings, even suggesting that there should be meetings that take place there. Businesses are being encouraged to make the area one of brainstorming, somewhere that brains can be allowed to run free with possible ideas, rather than in a room that constrains the subconscious into believing that only certain beliefs and ideas are viable. It’s hoped that through this play area, great things can come.
Take a look below at some of the many happy faces that have had the fortune of securing themselves a place in the ball pool. It’s fair to say I’m jealous of this lot. It’s hard not to think there’s something to the stress relief aspect when every single person has a huge beaming grin on their face.
Do you think you’d be ineterested in visiting the museum and taking part in this exhibition? Do you buy into the idea that activities like this can help stimulate the brain while reducing high levels of anxiety, or do you think that’s just a load of rubbish and people will come up with any excuse to mess about? Sound off in the comments on your opinions about this and how you feel it should be treated. Is this a waste of everybody’s time or an innovative idea?