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How early is too early to let kids play in the garden?

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Gogglebox2020 Mon 01-Jun-20 10:06:05

I normally let them out to play after lunch 1-2pm. Today they went out to play for a bit at 9.30am after breakfast . They're normally a bit loud especially on the trampoline. I had to shhh them a few times 🙈 I'm normally paranoid over these things, don't want to be a nuisance to my neighbours blush

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zscaler Mon 01-Jun-20 10:06:58

After 9.30 is fine imo. I wouldn’t let them before 9, but after that I think it’s fair game.

Oysterbabe Mon 01-Jun-20 10:08:08

Mine were out just after 9.

Glowcat Mon 01-Jun-20 10:08:25

You’re fine. I thought you were going to say they were out at 7am or something!

LucyLocketsPocket Mon 01-Jun-20 10:09:07

I think that's absolutely fine.

HappyDinosaur Mon 01-Jun-20 10:09:09

I'd be fine with that, but I'd be a bit touchy after 6:30-7ish if shouting loudly as this is often bedtime for younger children (my toddler!) Obviously that's a biased view though.

EmperorCovidula Mon 01-Jun-20 10:09:41

I’d consider anything after 8:30 to be perfectly fine. Nine on a weekend maybe. I’m not a morning person at all but I would expect everyone else to be silent when they’re up for my benefit.

peopleherearerightcunts Mon 01-Jun-20 10:10:55

After 9am is fine, maybe 10am on sundays.

Valkadin Mon 01-Jun-20 10:11:21

I’m sensitive to noise but 9.30 is fine.

WhyNotMe40 Mon 01-Jun-20 10:12:12

After 8.30 is fine surely?

Iloveacurry Mon 01-Jun-20 10:12:16

It’s a week day so 9.30 is fine.

OnlyFoolsnMothers Mon 01-Jun-20 10:12:29

I’d say after 8.30 is fine- 8am if not a trampoline

sleepyhead Mon 01-Jun-20 10:12:38

Anything after 8.30am is ok on a weekday I would say, but if you know some of your neighbours are working from home it would be kind to limit the noise, or at least limit the time they're making it. It would be bloody grim to have to work with the windows shut today.

ListeningQuietly Mon 01-Jun-20 10:12:41

Dawn till dusk

gabrie113 Mon 01-Jun-20 10:12:43

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greyspottedgoose Mon 01-Jun-20 10:12:58

9.30 is reasonable, my arsehole neighbours had their whingy toddler out before 7 the other day and it was too hot to shut the windows!

ListeningQuietly Mon 01-Jun-20 10:13:28

But in a small garden
8:30 is perfectly civilised

Anon20201 Mon 01-Jun-20 10:14:15

That’s really considerate and lovely of you! I really wish you were my neighbour. I think 9:30 is fine.

My neighbours used to let their kids out BEFORE 7am on weekends! We didn’t have any kids then so would really annoy me that I work all week then on weekends don’t get a lie in. Even now I can hear them early in morning kicking bloody football around which often get kicked against our fence and the parents make no effort shushing them! Sorry went off there blush in response I think it’s fine!

Beagled Mon 01-Jun-20 10:15:18

Usually I’d say 9 ish. But the amount of garden noise going on here at the moment at midnight midweek I’d be happy for 7 am

TheVanguardSix Mon 01-Jun-20 10:15:37

9:30 is fine.

LakieLady Mon 01-Jun-20 10:16:32

I think after 8.00 is fine, but I'm one of nature's larks. Although bin men, delivery lorries etc are around making a racket at that time anyway.

Later at weekends would be considerate though.

lovinglavidaloca Mon 01-Jun-20 10:17:53

I don’t tend to allow mine outside until after 10.

Iwalkinmyclothing Mon 01-Jun-20 10:18:10

Oh, never, never, children should be hidden inside in absolute silence at all times lest some poor sensitive adult has to hear them playing, it might ruin that adult's day and that would be a travesty.

UnfinishedSymphon Mon 01-Jun-20 10:20:06

10am at the earliest, and not for more than an hour per day


PersephoneandHades Mon 01-Jun-20 10:20:25

I’d say after 9 am but not with shrieking. Considering most people work 9-5 I think that that is most reasonable.

8 am or before seems too early to me, let people have a cuppa and wake up naturally a bit first.

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