The perfect play space...
...is the one you can design and build yourself!
A play space is an open space that is led, designed and built by children and supervised by experienced playworkers.
It is built and re-built by children during their self-directed play.
It often includes a variety of loose parts without a pre-defined use.
It is a space that promotes inclusion - play is for everyone!
From adventure, to belonging and seeking security, journeying, hunting and gathering, prospecting and surveying, and feeling empathy for others and the environment –natural and built – play is all around us.
Because everyone has a right to play.
Play spaces gently introduce risk, challenge, creativity and self-confidence. Play spaces are for people of all ages, genders and abilities to play together, to connect and form relationships, and develop emotional resilience and wellbeing.
Boxville is an urban village created by children of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. It consists primarily of cardboard boxes which children manipulate through cutting, tearing, arranging and constructing/deconstructing to create a shared place for living.
With playwork comes the responsibility to advocate for, resource, and promote a child's right to play.
"In any environment, both the degree of inventiveness and creativity, and the possibility of discovery, are directly proportionate to the number and kind of variables."
— Simon Nicholson, Architect. 1977