Market Forces

In a famous speech on the campaign trail for the US Presidential nomination in 1968 Bobby Kennedy said, ‘too much and for too long, we seem to have surrendered personal excellence and community values in the mere accumulation of material things…yet the gross domestic product [the official measure of such things] does not allow for … Continue reading

Volunteering Play Power!

This summer Play Gloucestershire (a local children’s charity specialising in outdoor play) have brought the national Love Outdoor Play campaign to all corners of Gloucestershire. As part of the ‘Get Involved in Play’ programme and a member of the Free Time Consortium, our summer campaign has focused on delivering the campaign message through volunteering and … Continue reading

Young volunteers Love Outdoor Play

Guest post by Pip Levett. Play Gloucestershire are bringing the Love Outdoor Play campaign to Gloucestershire this summer. With funding through the Free Time Consortium’s Get Involved in Play programme, we aim to get more children in Gloucestershire playing outdoors more often. At the heart of our campaign and our charity’s work, is our growing … Continue reading

Everyone has a skill or life experience that can be shared with others

This week’s blog posts are brought to you by volunteers who are supporting local play projects involved in the Free Time Consortium’s ‘Get Involved in Play’ programme funded by the Cabinet Office’s Social Action Fund. We want to celebrate the amazing work done by the volunteers – children, parents and grandparents – who Love Outdoor … Continue reading

Volunteering – you are trained and listened to

This week’s blog posts are brought to you by volunteers who are supporting local play projects involved in the Free Time Consortium’s ‘Get Involved in Play’ programme funded by the Cabinet Office’s Social Action Fund. We want to celebrate the amazing work done by the volunteers – children, parents and grandparents – who Love Outdoor … Continue reading

Volunteering can make a World of Difference

This week’s blog posts are brought to you by volunteers who are supporting local play projects involved in the Free Time Consortium’s ‘Get Involved in Play’ programme funded by the Cabinet Office’s Social Action Fund. We want to celebrate the amazing work done by the volunteers – children, parents and grandparents – who Love Outdoor … 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

An extra day to Love Outdoor Nature Play!

Guest post – Mick Conway, Exploring Nature Play Manager – Play England The unusually mild February weather and an extra leap year day is a great reason for children to get out and play in nature today – and every day. Play England Loves Outdoor Play and one way we are showing this in practice … Continue reading

Love Outdoor Play in action!

Giving a little of our time and skills to further a cause we believe in is one way we can get involved and make a change. In the past, showing our support for a campaign or volunteering often meant committing a significant amount of our time, but the digital revolution has helped diversify opportunities and … Continue reading

Can you spread the Love Outdoor Play message this Valentine’s Day?

We Love Outdoor Play and we know you do too! This is a growing movement encouraging everyone to get involved in whatever way they can to make sure more children can play out more often. And because you love outdoor play, do you think you could spread that love on Valentine’s day? How about sending … Continue reading