By Zan We were invited by the wonderful folk at LeftCoast to run a couple of Fire and Den Building sessions in one of the residential areas in Blackpool, UK. On this occasion, Pop-Ups Board Member, Andy, came to assist on the session as we playworkers never work...
By Morgan As you know, we’re super excited about the Playworker Development Course, which we’ve been running for 2 years now, with 82 students from 12 countries. In March, we were shortlisted for the Playwork Training Provider Award at the UK National...
Have you been wanting to learn more about playwork? Are you curious about what goes into the management and delivery of a truly adventurous playspace? It’s nearly the second anniversary of our Playworker Development Course, an online opportunity for everyone...
By Morgan Anyone who’s spent much time playing with children has had practice believing two seemingly-contradictory things simultaneously. This is a stick, but also a sword for killing zombies. This is a striped grey rock, but it’s also a prized treasure....
By Zan Just a quick note from the West Coast of the USA. We’ve passed through 4 time zones with 3 playworkers in the car, with 2 main drivers of 1 little yellow car: the Pop-Up Adventure Play and Special Guests Tour is going strong! This is a photo from one of...
By Zan Our mission has always been to give opportunities for child-directed play within a community of supportive adults. In a practical sense, it means that we provide support and training for parents, professionals and community members around the world, whenever...
By Zan Pop-Up Adventure Play has recently created its very own Playworker Development Course. It’s a course where student playworkers have the space to nurture their instincts for playwork and learn more about the theory behind the practice. We encourage...
By Zan The last 7 days have been a bit busy but in a really good way. I thought it might be nice to share some of the stuff we get up to on a day to day basis at Pop-Up Adventure Play as well as share some photos from my exciting week. Monday In the UK it was a Bank...
By Zan This time last week, Morgan and I were road-tripping down to Eastbourne, right on the south coast of the British Isles. We were on our way to the 11th National Playwork Conference, hosted by Meynell Games. Both Morgan and I were presenting twice at the...
By Zan We’re very excited and privileged to be working with Marc Armitage on his first US tour. It is a great partnership for the following reasons: 1) Marc Armitage is a great playworker He’s been in the field for over 30 years both as a front line worker...
By Morgan I went to Belgium! It was as part of a Youth In Action-funded international training program and followed on from a trip I made to Leuven last February. Time for some adventures in Belgium – through play, of course! The organizer, Joost Capiau...
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