One thing I have to say is also tampering with children's creativity is the people who enforce health and safety.
A few years ago I think they banned playing conkers in the playground because "it is too dangerous", then there was someone trying to ban children selling cakes in school at a bake sale because it could "give them food poisoning". Not to mention all of the health scares that are reported on the news that scientists have apparently researched... "breast milk will make your baby fat" then a couple of months later "breast milk will make your baby more intelligent" (MAKE UP YOUR MIND!!!). Yes sometimes they do have a valid point but half the time they point out the obvious "the sky is blue", "if you put your hand into a fire it will get burnt". It really makes me wonder why the government are putting aside so much of our tax for these scientists who seem more like clean freaks who want to wrap this generations children up in cotton wool.