Our Playworker Development Course brings people together from all over the world to talk about playwork. Divya is from India. She joined the course in March 2019, with the intention of channelising her passion for play. We’ve invited her to reflect on her PDC...
We explore the vibrant world of pop-up adventure playgrounds, illuminating how communities come alive through play. This adventure embodies the heart of our play-based approach and how we employ our resources within local communities. Stepping into a familiar...
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...
Last year was a busy year. Not only was I buzzing around the world with Morgan, but I was also preparing my heart to have an upgrade in status: I was no longer in the youngest generation within my family. Yes, 2015 was the year that I became an auntie to two adorable...
By Zan Since arriving back in the UK, things have been go go go. Morgan and I are both working towards a PhD in Playwork. But sadly, being on the road does not often lend itself to the most ideal study environment. So we’ve been studying hard in the last couple...
I am writing on another place, from seat 26F gazing out on the rust-red earth far below. We are somewhere in the air between Brisbane and Perth – Justine, Suzanna and myself all in a row. Our last workshop and pop-up were in a town called Robina. Whispering Gully...
By Nicole Wulff Nicole approached us a couple of months ago to ask if she could do a Pop-Up Adventure Playground. Before she knew, she had a location and occasion to run one and we talked her through some of the things she would need for it. She kindly agreed to write...
We met Nicole when we were on tour in Australia and had a great time with her and Justine, together known as Journey Into Play. They have just started a new side project called Frolic where they are hoping to run Pop-Up Adventure Playgrounds in their locality....
By Andy Hinchcliffe Andy is a member of Pop-Up Adventure Play’s wonderful board of directors. He has been working in the playwork field for many years and has many stories to tell. We are very pleased today to have him re-post his reflections on our blog about...
By Morgan Over the past couple of weeks, Suzanna has often told people that we have a new book coming out and then looked over to me and grinned. That’s because every time I think about this work being public, being out there and available, I start to blush and...
By Morgan Melbourne, Echuca, Swan Hill… Next Stop, Tamworth! We are 11 days and 6 sessions into our great Down Under Tour, arranged by the fabulous Malarkey and shepherded for this leg by Justine (of Malarkey/Journey into Play). I’m writing this by the...
It was time to say so long to another year – and what a year it had been! Thank you, everyone, for helping to make new adventures possible for children all around the world, whether you lead a pop-up adventure playground, helped fund our tour, or joined...
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