By MorganWhere will we be this year?As I write this, Suzanna and myself are both close to home. I’m teaching in Middlebury and she’s keeping our social media a fire where others can warm up. I’m planning the first pop-up adventure playground in my...
By Ricky Tsang, Board Member of Pop-Up Adventure PlayIt was a warm evening in Vancouver and I had just been picked up in the little yellow tour car (with a surprising amount of leg room) and I was heading into the little known space of playwork. This was an adventure...
By MorganPlay has a way of bringing great people together. On 2nd September we welcomed Ricky to the tour and yellow car. He’s been a member of our Board since 2013, and was curious to see what we were up to in Canada firsthand. On his third day, we participated in...
By MorganWe drove along a paved path that curved up through the Kortright Centre for Conservation. We parked and walked in, past a grove of tall slender trees. Boxes and saucepans had been set up between them, a length of string and squares of fabric. There was enough...
By MorganThe good people of The Lion and The Mouse run a summer camp in public green space that runs behind their building. It’s filled with tall grass, with little paths curling through and train tracks behind a border fence. Margaret and Gabby led us through to the...
By MorganWell, we’ve had an awesome start to the tour.First, you marvelous individuals brought us over the line of our crowdfunding goal. One person was a particular friend to Pop-Ups, and we’d like to thank Queenie for her incredible generosity. Now we...
By ZanTeam 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,...
By MorganIn 2013, Erin Davis arrived at The Land with a film crew. Suzanna drove over for a visit, and put Erin and I on the phone to say hello. We didn’t get long to talk though, as Erin had to go suddenly as the children were “launching the...
By MorganHappy New Year!We all have our favorite holidays, and this one is mine – well, tied with my birthday, of course! It’s a little cheesy to say that this is a time of reflection, a chance to consider the year ending and make renewed commitments to the one...
By MorganWe’re pretty convinced that adventure playgrounds are the most gorgeous ‘ugly’ places you’ll ever see. The best ones are packed with junk such as scrap wood, piles of dirt and abandoned tires. They’ll be exposed to the elements...
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