Crawling down back roads, we search for house numbers and community centres. This became our norm, especially as we descend towards the end of our grand Canadian tour, spanning 7 weeks on the road. We headed for the Play Symposium courtesy of Calgary Child’s Play....
By Andy The second part of our Edmonton stop was a combined workshop and Pop-Up Adventure Playground spread across two days. The workshop was held at the University of Alberta and was brought together by the great people of Play Around the World with a helping hand...
Sadly, I wasn’t able to attend the National Playwork Conference this year having only just arrived back home from our Playwork Campference in Los Angeles. Luckily there was a live stream available. This allowed me to watch the awards whilst unpacking my rucksack...
By Mischelle Brown Mischelle reached out to us in 2016, telling us of her passions for play and in 2017, we met her at the Playwork Campference! It was wonderful to hear her perspective and learn of her passion. She has big plans for her community and some big...
By Zan The five of us sat smiling at one another as we reaffirmed for the umpteenth time that organising our first-ever conference would be a fabulous idea. It was a year before the proposed date and our many play connections combined with our passion for play could...
By Andy I can’t quite believe that it’s been over a week already since the Playwork Campference came to an end! What an amazing whirlwind it has been. As I get ready to depart the US and head back to Europe, I spent a moment reflecting on my experiences of...
By Morgan So, I don’t know if you’ve heard, but we hosted a Campference with Santa Clarita Valley Adventure Play in Val Verde, CA. It went pretty well. Welcoming folks at the Pacific Oak. Children played as we talked about playwork. Learning about ropes and knots....
Team Pop-Up Adventure Play and Santa Clarita Valley Adventure Play are extremely excited to be having a free film screening as part of the Playwork Campference 2017. It will feature The Land documentary, about Plas Madoc Adventure Playground in Wrexham, Wales and also...
By Pop-Up’s Andy As I headed down the jet-bridge onto the plane, something hit me. Not physically, but emotionally. I had to take a moment to check-in with myself and regroup my thoughts. Through a deductive soliloquy of ‘been there, done that’ I...
Santa Clarita Valley Adventure Play (SCVAP Adventure Play) dreamed of creating a space that allowed and encouraged vibrant, exciting, self-directed play opportunities for the children of Los Angeles, both then and as a future legacy. They dreamed of bringing their...
It is with great joy that we’d like to introduce you all to a new member of Team Pop-Up Adventure Play: Introducing Andy Hinchcliffe! Andy has been Pop-Up Adventure Play’s longest-serving board membe. He has travelled to a number of locations with Morgan...
By Morgan On my first playwork assignment, I was lucky to join an existing team that worked together well. We’d make eye contact frequently during the session, and pull one another aside during slow moments to observe together and swap little funny anecdotes....
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