Pop-Up Adventure Play confirmed workshops and hands-on practical sessions with organisations and play enthusiasts across eight Provinces of Canada.

Following the huge success of their 2014 US Tour and 2015 World Tour, UK-based charity Pop-Up Adventure Play headed to Canada. There, they supported and inspired play enthusiasts and organisations countrywide. The team was on the road from July 20th to September 19th inclusive, travelling east to west. It was one summer-long adventure!

The Pop-Ups Canada Tour 2017 showcased inspiring play provision from around the world. A range of training, workshops and pop-up adventure playgrounds were provided. This was alongside screenings of ‘The Land’, a documentary of unique, raw footage from an adventure playground in Wales, UK.

UK-born Suzanna Law who is studying for a PhD in the field, co-founded the organisation. She trains and supports communities everywhere to make room for child-directed play. “Children everywhere need time and space to play in their own way. However, they are not getting enough of those opportunities,” says Law. “We at Pop-Up Adventure Play wanted to support people and organisations everywhere to broaden its understanding and its importance in a much wider context.”

Tour highlights and conference finale

The tour had 10 confirmed locations. It commenced in Halifax NS before passing through Montreal QC, then onto London ON, Toronto ON, Winnipeg MB, Edmonton AB, Vancouver BC, and concluding in Calgary AB for the IPA Triennial world conference. This conference hosted some of the world’s leading academics and thinkers of children’s play.

Pop-Up Adventure Play has advocated for children’s play since 2010 through the support, kindness, and generosity of like-minded individuals, organisations and the wider community. In a bid to reach out to some of the hard-to-reach and low-income communities across Canada, the team launched their Crowdfunder page where they aimed to raise £5,000 in 30 days to bring isolated advocates together.

IPA Triennial World Conference and Pop-Up Adventure Play

Press release PDF is also available.

Pop-Up Adventure Play is a UK registered charity #1148987. For more information, please contact Suzanna Law, Co-Founder and Head of Communications using