Tag Archives: play space

An everyday playground adventure, from a child’s point of view

NYC playground video screenshotHow could I not share this? Everyday adventures on a New York City playground, as viewed from about 3 feet up. Recorded by a five-year-old girl. Continue reading

Playgrounds that rip up the safety rules

Girl hanging from a fallen tree in Valbyparken playgroundThis post has a simple aim: to get you to rethink playground safety. Through a handful of images of playgrounds from around the world, I hope to encourage you to abandon any preconceived notions you may have about what a safe playground looks like.

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If a play area is the answer, what is the question?

Amager ark play space outside CopenhagenI have been working with the National Trust since 2009 to engage more children and families in their unique properties, coast and countryside, through playful offers and activities. I am now pleased to be able to share one product of this work, a ‘think piece’ on play spaces written in 2010. Continue reading

Exploring some of London’s most playful spaces and places

Four girls in Spa FieldsWe only had ten or twelve people take part over the two days, but I’m still buzzing after last weekend’s Open House play space tours. Why?

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Give your views on planning for outdoor play in London

Cover of GLA Supplementary Planning Guidance on playThe Mayor of London’s planning team is revising its guidance on play. The team is inviting initial views on the existing document, especially from those who are familiar with it, before it is redrafted and consulted on more widely.

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