The designers of playgrounds in UK primary schools, communities and cities are increasingly building in a ‘danger’ element to show children that it’s OK to take risks in everyday play.
In what’s being seen as a...Read more
Over-protective attitudes to risk and safety can lead to the real long-term risks arising from inactivity in children. Playground designers, says Jeanette Fich Jespersen of the KOMPAN Play Institute, must resist risk averse pressures and...Read more
The International body promoting good practice in the design and use of school grounds has published a ‘declaration’ on risk management that draws on the pioneering approach of the UK and international play sectors. Adrian Voce reports.
A free online tool, developed by the University of British Columbia, to encourage parents to allow their children to take part in ‘risky’ outdoor play is now live. Adrian Voce reports.
A tool to encourage and...Read more
Introducing more play space to cities can help tackle health, societal and environment issues, says Samuel Williams of the planning and design specialists, Arup.
We need to take play seriously. We need to take play seriously...Read more
In northern European cities, there is a large number of wild and adventure playgrounds, where children can learn from nature and from their personal experiences. There are playgrounds planned in a way to stimulate an...Read more