Policy roadshow announced to build a new manifesto for play

The Playwork Foundation and Play England have announced a series of joint events over the coming months, to consult the play and playwork fields in England on a new 'manifesto for play’ ahead of the next general election. Forums will take place across the country to: • consult with the play sector and develop key … Continue reading Policy roadshow announced to build a new manifesto for play


A play policy development event in Bristol Monday 4 June 2018 10:00 – 15:00 Bristol Town Hall College Green Bristol BS1 5TR Hosted by Bristol City Council and Bristol Play Network, this event is part of a roadshow of discussion forums organised by Play England and the Playwork Foundation taking place across the country to … Continue reading A NEW MANIFESTO FOR PLAY

Introducing ARTPAD

Playwork Partnerships and the Drama Department of the University of Gloucestershire have been working for the past year on developing ARTPAD (Achieving Resilience Through Play and Drama) – a training course for teachers, youth workers and playworkers that explores how to use drama techniques and understand children’s play in order to support the development of … Continue reading Introducing ARTPAD

Nominations sought for Annual Playwork Awards

A message from the National Playwork Conference It is all go for nominations to the Annual Playwork Awards 2018 These awards set out to celebrate all that is good about the playwork sector. We aim to praise the work we do by identifying people and organisations who have made a noticeable contribution and difference to … Continue reading Nominations sought for Annual Playwork Awards

Hughes and Sturrock announce Play Ed 2018 

The playwork pioneers Bob Hughes and Gordon Sturrock have invited applications for a new Play Ed event on 2-3 May 2018, at the University Centre in Cambridge. We publish their announcement here Play Ed 2018 2nd and 3rd May 2018 Where are we now? Is playwork passing into myth? Dear Colleague, If, like us, you are … Continue reading Hughes and Sturrock announce Play Ed 2018 

Playwork Foundation membership launch – 8 November

Wednesday, 8 November 2017 1.00 - 4.30 pm Goldsmiths, University of London, SE14 Free, with refreshments Room number RHB 300 Goldsmiths College New Cross London, SE14 6NW  Speakers include Professor Fraser Brown, Penny Wilson, Adrian Voce and Meynell The Playwork Foundation is launching a membership scheme. To mark the occasion, this event is an opportunity … Continue reading Playwork Foundation membership launch – 8 November

Sharing memories of ‘endangered’ adventure playgrounds

The University of Gloucestershire has launched the report, and a short film, of its Sharing Memories of Adventure Playgrounds (SMAP) research project. The project worked with adventure playgrounds in the cities of Bristol and Gloucester to gather memories of those involved – as children, staff, families and communities – over their history, in order to explore their … Continue reading Sharing memories of ‘endangered’ adventure playgrounds

Playwork ‘Campference’ announced in California for Feb. 2017

(Reblogged from Pop-Up Adventure Play) The UK based Pop-up Adventure Play is teaming up with Santa Clarita Valley Adventure Play to host a first time Playwork Campference in Val Verde, CA 16-19 February 2017. The Campference will headline Professor Fraser Brown, Head of Playwork at Leeds Beckett University’s School of Health & Community Studies, Erin Davis, … Continue reading Playwork ‘Campference’ announced in California for Feb. 2017