What to do this summer?

Are you feeling a teeny bit nervous about the summer holidays? Whether you are looking after your own kids or someone elses, do you ever worry you won’t be able to keep them occupied? Well fear not, today there was a ‘#saverssumer’  Twitter Party which gathered literally hundreds of great ideas, all cheap or completely … Continue reading

Love Outdoor Play this half-term holiday!

So what are your plans for the long jubilee weekend and school half term break? Are you going to get out and play? How about the children and young people in your house/street/community? Will they get to play out like you did when you were little? Let me take you back to the last jubilee…. … Continue reading

What can you do to love outdoor play this Easter?

Well I’ve just done an interview with the lovely folks over at BBC Radio Wiltshire (at about 18:20, but I’m about to put all the links below so not suggesting you try & find it!), following today’s publication of the National Trust’s Natural Childhood report and the launch of their debate over at Outdoor Nation. … Continue reading

Laying down memories…

Has the sudden spring weather made you long for that lazy summer holiday? Or think about the three – yes three! – bank holiday weekends coming up? Every year I take my brother’s kids away at least a couple of times, often with some other friends and their kids, so we can all get away … Continue reading

Call to action! Do Some Good and help map places to play

I am really pleased to say that Orange is launching a new iPhone app today which includes the ability to map and rate places to play. There is currently no national picture of places for children to play and together with our partners at Play England we are looking to build a national play map. … Continue reading

Do you have an iPhone?

Earlier this year we were lucky enough to win a competition which will allow volunteers to map places to play in the UK on an iPhone. If you are in the UK, have an iPhone and would be up for mapping some playable places we would love to be able to contact you with more … Continue reading

Places to Play Map – We won!

Just a very quick post to say thank you to everyone who voted for the Places to Play map app to be developed by Orange. We won – which is fantastic news. We will find out more about the details next week and I shall write more on this then. Thank you!

Help us to build a map of playable places

We need your vote to create a national map of playable places! For the last few weeks The Geography Collective (who are leading Love Outdoor Play) have been involved in a new project from Orange called Mobile Volunteering. It’s all about using your mobile phone to volunteer and this is how they describe it: “Next … Continue reading