A briefing for adventure playground managers, staff and volunteers and others interested in supporting adventure playgrounds in the community. This briefing describes how adventure playgrounds can realise their potential as hubs of the community without compromising their core offer as children’s play spaces.
Adventure playgrounds show how local communities can take ownership of spaces where their children can play. Many playgrounds were started by local parents who felt there was a lack of play space for their children. Local communities have often transformed derelict land and left over spaces into areas where children can use their imagination, create, make friends and try new things.
This briefing was produced as part of Play England’s Engaging Communities in Play programme.