Outdoor play guides
How-tos, guides & manuals for nature play & outdoor play.
Arranged, as much as possible, in chronological order, most recent first
A FROEBELIAN APPROACH - outdoor play and exploration
Summary of outdoor play from a Froebelian perspective including how to create a challenging garden for play and exploration, adult interactions and risk.
The #NatureForAll Playbook: an Action Guide for Inspiring Love of Nature
Designed to inspire action, with strategies and ‘plays’ – simple nature connection activities – and case studies of organisations having a go. Hard to describe, this is worth taking a look at to kickstart or boost what you already do.
IUCN Commission on Education and Communication (CEC) and Canadian Parks Council (CPC), 2017 (pdf)
100’s of wonderful outdoor and nature-based ideas from around the world-wide-web
A brilliant resource from Creative Star Learning, regularly updated.
Take a risk, go play outside! ‘An online tool to help parents and caregivers gain the confidence to allow their kids to engage in more outdoor play.’ With sections on – What is Risky Play? and Why is Risky Play Important? Followed by a guided journey to put yourself in your child’s, and other parents, shoes, to build an action plan for change.