Outdoor Play

The Urban Beach Visits

27 November 2013
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Find nature in the heart of a city

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A Tyre Sandpit

20 November 2013
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A DIY solution without busting the budget.

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10 Tips for Visiting School Grounds and Outdoor Spaces

9 November 2013
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Things to think about when visiting other schools

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Play in the Dark – 10 Ideas

3 November 2013
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Dark is exciting

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The Art of Woodland Play

20 October 2013
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A playful forest walk

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Drying and Managing Wet Clothes

17 October 2013
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Space saving solutions

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Leaf Play – 10 Ideas

28 September 2013
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Enjoy Autumn

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Den Building

18 September 2013
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Skills for learning, life and work

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10 Ideas for Playing in Long Grass

27 August 2013
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Long grass – a “must have” play resource

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Boggle Hole

24 August 2013
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Pirate inspiration from the sea

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Frisbees – All Work and All Play

3 August 2013
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Back to school with a “flying” start with a frisbee!

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Material Benefits of Cars

30 July 2013
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Find a car. Add material. Enjoy the play.

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House of Fun

22 July 2013
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Loose Parts + A Climbing Frame = A House of Fun

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Lunch Time Play at Inverallochy School

18 July 2013
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What is play provision like at your school? Have a look at what happens at Inverallochy School…

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Beach Play – 10 Ideas

5 July 2013
Beach Play

With the summer holidays either approaching or begun, then there is nothing better than a visit to the seaside.

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Do teenagers need places to play?

25 June 2013
Do teenagers need places to play?

What do you think?

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A Play Strategy for Scotland – Is it good enough for our kids?

22 June 2013
Outdoor Play Rights

“We want Scotland to be the best place to grow up.”

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Make a Kite by Re-using Plastic Bags, Etc.

4 May 2013
Making a Kite

Making a kite from waste materials – science, design and maths in action.

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10 Little Stick Activities

26 April 2013
Stick Box

Sticks are possibly the most versatile play resource that nature ever invented.

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10 Little Essential Outdoor Items

19 April 2013
Outdoor Essentials

What little things do you find essential for your outdoor work?

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Free Play Adventures at Broxburn OOSC

16 April 2013
Balancing

This was my introduction to Broxburn Family Centre’s Out of School Care.

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Making a Zip Wire

7 April 2013
How to make a zip wire

Experimenting with ropes, pulleys, tyres and more to make a zip wire.

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Have you got Wild Weather?

29 March 2013
Mud Slide

Ideas for wild weather situations.

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Is Free Play a Legitimate Learning Experience?

5 March 2013
Free Play

What do you think about the Engage for Education blog post?

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When Trikes are Not Enough

26 February 2013
Trikes are not enough

Washing a trike is all when and good but sometimes it’s just not enough!

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12 Tough Outdoor Resources for Play and Learning

2 February 2013
Play Resources

Play resources need to be able to take a knock if they’re used every day.

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Shadow Play – 10 Ideas

29 January 2013
Shadow Play

One of the best things about winter are the bright, cold, cloudless days. They are perfect for investigating shadows.

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Being Naughty

12 January 2013
Naughty

Naughty or excitement of exploring?

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Willow Lattice Arches and Panels

19 December 2012
Willow Arch

Different ideas for using willow arches in school grounds.

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The One About The Plastic Pipes

12 December 2012
Pipes

If you ever pass by a building site, have a quick look.

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Water Play with a Tarp

10 November 2012
Water Tarp Play

Tarps and water are the perfect combination for play!

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The Glamis Monster

3 November 2012
Glamis Monster

One of the most impressive low level features at Glamis Adventure Playground is the monster.

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Glamis Adventure Playground – Guerrilla Geographers at Heart

15 October 2012
Glamis Adventure Playground

One playgrounds approach to signs and signage.

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Swings and Things in the Glamis Adventure Playground

12 October 2012
Glamis Adventure Playground Swings

There are 13 different types of swing at this playground.

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The Forbidden Fun of a Compost Bin

15 September 2012
Compost Bin

There is a high play value in a compost bin!

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Adventure Aberdeen’s Playground

24 March 2012
Adventure Aberdeen

Have a look at the refurbished Adventure Aberdeen playground.

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More about Transparent Tarp

14 March 2012
Transparent Tarp

My love affair with transparent tarp continues.

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Wild about this space

10 March 2012
Berries

Play spaces of exploration, discovery and challenge.

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A Swedish Förskola

1 February 2012
Forskola

A photo tour of an outdoor nursery in Sweden.

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A Tree Swing

27 January 2012
Stick Swing

I used to make Tarzan type of swings with the rope attached to the centre of the swing.

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