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HopLop survey: 43% of parents worry about their child's immobility

According to a recent survey, almost half of parents worry about their child's immobility. The same proportion of parents say their child gets an average of two hours of exercise a day. According to the expert, the lack of physical activity among children is a real concern, but blaming parents is not the answer. Finding exercise routines and things that bring joy is an important step towards a more mobile everyday life.

According to a survey by the HopLop adventure park chain, parents are concerned about their children's mobility. 43% of parents surveyed say they worry about their child not being mobile at least occasionally. Similarly, up to 78% worry about their own immobility.

The majority of parents who responded to the survey say that their child exercises less than 3 hours a day (2 hours 48%, 1 hour 24%). One in five children (24%) exercise on average three hours a day.

"From a health promoter's perspective, physical inactivity is a real problem for children, and it is also reflected in their ability to cope, learn and develop. We know from research that self-reported data tends to be more optimistic than reality. The physical activity recommendation for children under 8 years of age is up to 3 hours per day. However, blaming or external sanctions are of no help in achieving this goal," says Marja Kinnunen, social psychologist and Executive Director of Tule, the Finnish Association for Physical Activity and Rehabilitation.

Kinnunen stresses that the most important thing is to find the ways in which the child and the whole family like to move and play in everyday life, and to find ways to increase them.

Kalle Peltola, CEO of HopLop, agrees wholeheartedly with Kinnunen that exercise is not increased by gritting your teeth, but on the contrary by loosening them.

"We asked parents how their children currently exercise, and the responses were very positive about the combination of play and exercise as a form of physical activity. Playing in the yard, self-directed exercise such as walking, and indoor sports and adventure parks emerged as almost equally popular forms of exercise. It is the variety and the increase of physical activity through joy and pleasure that I think is most important. Our children take an average of 11 000 steps during a 4-hour adventure in the park and I would venture to say that the movement actually happens by itself, under the guise of play."

The main reasons for inactivity cited by survey respondents include playing digital games, watching TV series and films, limited free time, social media and school fatigue.

Parents who took part in the survey were also asked what the best way to increase their child's physical activity has been in their own family. Some of the solutions given included working together, leading by example, moving through play, encouragement and the company of friends.

Kinnunen definitely agrees with the tips shared by parents, but also stresses that getting children moving should not be left to parents, and that it is not just the parents' responsibility to set an example.

"It's easy to think that it's all about our own motivation or that of our child, or our own parenting skills. But the truth is that if the environment encourages physical activity and the routines are physical, motivation is of little importance. If your child's daily life includes routines that involve movement, such as cycling to school or playing in the yard with the neighbour's children, at least a lot of the movement will be self-motivated. Hobbies are important, but the everyday environment plays a big role in children's physical activity. If a child's social world is online, it is understandable that they are attracted to the playground rather than the playground," says Kinnunen. 

Playing is fun at HopLop

Marja Kinnunen's 3 tips for a more mobile everyday life:

You need to look critically at your own environment and shape it in a way that moves your child - both at the level of routines and concreteness. What if there were half-timbers on the wall in the living room or tyres hanging from the hallway door? What should happen to make the trip to nursery school a walk or a bike ride?
It's worth systematically introducing fun things into everyday life. For example, instead of a strict weekly calendar, each family member can take turns in choosing an activity for the following week.
Remember to give your child opportunities for movement, play and games. As long as children are given time and space, play often starts spontaneously. Active play also gets children moving.

* The data collection for the HopLop play and mobility survey was carried out via Typeform from 25.1.-3.2.2023. 1294 people responded to the survey. 

 

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HopLop is the largest adventure park chain in Finland and the largest private children's operator. HopLop was founded in 2005. HopLop and Leo´s merged in January 2023, with a total of 68 parks in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Germany. HopLop wants to bring joy and fun to the everyday lives of families with children and make it easier without compromising safety.

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HopLop operates nationwide, with parks in every region from Turku to Joensuu and Helsinki to Oulu. HopLop parks also include quality family restaurants and birthday parties.

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The pass can only be purchased in the Leo´s Playground online shop. The Toys Pass cannot be purchased at HopLop or Leo's parks.

To purchase a pass, log in or register as a Leo's & HopLop Family member and add the child for whom Pass is being purchased. The Pass you purchase will be available for the duration of the validity period through your Family account.

When you buy a pass, you register as a member of the Leo's & HopLop Family. The Pass you purchase will be available for the duration of your Family account.

A limited number of passes are on sale. The promotional offer will expire on 7.4.2024 at the latest. There is only a limited number of Touhupasses available, in which case they may be sold out and the promotion will expire before 7.4.2024.

Yes, Pass is personal and is marked for a specific child.

Yes, Pass includes admission for two adults.

You can buy more than one pass but you must buy one Pass at a time, as Pass is always registered for a specific child.

Pass is valid until 23.6.2024. The sooner you buy, the more adventures you can have!

The Touhupass is valid in all Leo's and HopLop parks in Finland. If you wish to use the pass in Leo´s Playgrounds in other countries, please contact Customer Service at hello@leosleikkimaa.fi or info@hoplop.fi

With a Pass you can have as many adventures as you like during the period of validity of your pass. It is advisable to book your playtime well in advance. One playtime per day. The pass cannot be used to pay for birthdays, outings or group events.

On the first visit, a photo of the child will be taken in the park and attached to the passport to ensure identification. Pass is personal and the child must be prepared to show proof of identity on each adventure (a Kela card is sufficient proof).
The QR code on the passport must be displayed via the Family account when entering the adventure. A screenshot of the passport is not sufficient.

The Toys in a Bag includes one free plastic parallel card on request. To obtain a plastic card, a valid Pass must be shown on the Family account at the park's cashier. A photocopy of the passport is not sufficient.
The parallel card will allow the child to come and play without having to show the passport separately through the Family Account.

We recommend making a playtime booking. Remember to log in to your Family account to use your pass.

Book your HopLop playtime in advance via the booking form. Finalise your booking by clicking on the "Use my Activity Pass" button.

Arrive at the park and show your reservation at the cashier, as well as your Toys & Games pass from your Leo's & HopLop Family account. The Activity Pass must be shown directly from your account, a screenshot of the pass is not sufficient. Other children and adults included in the reservation are eligible for a discounted online admission price.

Leo's and HopLop have the right to cancel Pass, if the user repeatedly behaves in a disruptive manner or does not comply with the park's operating rules, or if Passa is misused. 

Customer service will help you at hello@leosleikkimaa.fi or info@hoplop.fi

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  1. Drive to Fredikanterassi 1, 00520 Helsinki
  2. Park on floor P4.
  3. If you are on the second floor, take the lift to floor P4
  4. Find the pink area (the columns) and look for the glass door that says DOWN UNDER.
  5. Enter through the glass doors, turn immediately left. Walk to the end of the corridor and through the door.
  6. You are now on the P4 floor on the top deck. You can access the park either by the lift on the right or by the Hoplop door down the stairs.
  7. Welcome!

Option 1: Follow the yellow DOWN UNDER signs hanging from the ceiling, which will lead you to your destination. Note that not all lifts stop on all floors. Maps in the mall will help you find the lifts and the route.

Option 2: On arrival at Tripla from the train station, there is an information desk on floor 4 where you can ask for advice. 

Option 3: Take the lifts in the shopping centre to floor P4 (parking garage). Follow the yellow DOWN UNDER signs and the signs on the ceiling until you see the HOPLOP signs. Follow the signs to the park. This is a completely FREE option for entering the park.

Option 4: MINITRIPLA is located on the second floor of the shopping centre. From there, a DOWN UNDER signposted route runs along the corridor to the lifts that take you directly to the park (the lifts are timed, and only go to floor P6 when the park is open). 

Option 1: Follow the yellow DOWN UNDER signs hanging from the ceiling, which will lead you to your destination. Note that not all lifts stop on all floors. Maps in the mall will help you find the lifts and the route.

Option 2: On arrival at Tripla from the train station, there is an information desk on floor 4 where you can ask for advice. 

Option 3: Take the lifts in the shopping centre to floor P4 (parking garage). Follow the yellow DOWN UNDER signs and the signs on the ceiling until you see the HOPLOP signs. Follow the signs to the park. This is a completely FREE option for entering the park.

Option 4: MINITRIPLA is located on the second floor of the shopping centre. From there, a DOWN UNDER signposted route runs along the corridor to the lifts that take you directly to the park (the lifts are timed, and only go to floor P6 when the park is open). 

 

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Gift for a hero: your very own Monthly pass!

When you book a birthday party between 16.4.-26.5.2024, you will receive a monthly pass as a gift for your hero. The pass can be collected from the park on the day of the celebration, which is also the start of the month's play time. Pass The pass is linked to the Family account of the reserver.

Yes, Pass is personal and is marked for the birthday hero.

With a Pass you can have as many adventures as you like during the period of validity of your pass. It is advisable to book your playtime well in advance. One playtime per day. The pass cannot be used to pay for birthdays, outings or group events.

Pass is valid in all Leo's and HopLop parks in Finland. If you wish to use the pass in Leo´s Playgrounds in other countries, please contact Customer Service at hello@leosleikkimaa.fi or info@hoplop.fi

With a Pass you can have as many adventures as you like during the period of validity of your pass. It is advisable to book your playtime well in advance. One playtime per day. The pass cannot be used to pay for birthdays, outings or group events.

We recommend making a playtime booking. Remember to log in to your Family account to use your pass.
Book your playtime in advance via the appointment form. Finalise your booking by clicking on the "Use passport" button.
 
Arrive at the park and show your reservation to the cashier, and your passport from your Leo's & HopLop Family account. Pass must be shown directly from your account, a screenshot of your passport is not sufficient. Other children and adults included in the reservation are eligible for a discounted online admission price.
Leo's and HopLop have the right to revoke Pass if the user repeatedly behaves in a disruptive manner or does not comply with the park's rules of operation or if the pass is misused. 
 
Customer service will help you at hello@leosleikkimaa.fi or info@hoplop.fi