Come out and play!
This week mornings there’s magic happening in parks around Wellington. It’s simple, it’s potent, and it’s joyful: it’s The Big Play Out!
Ever wished you could play with the kinds of amazing stuff they have at Playcentres – kid-sized diggers, giant-sized bubbles, home-made quicksand – and loads of cool people from your neighbourhood?
Wellington Playcentre Association is running a Summer Series of the spectacularly successful Big Play Out.
They’re all chocka with the kinds of great fun you don’t get to play with normally at a normal fair or park — and definitely not at home!
And here’s a crazy idea: what if kids’ own streets were places we could play?
If we could be digging, skipping, playing with balls (/ diggers / costumes / delicious slime), talking and having fun closer to home?
If this idea seems crazy, check out the excellent Playing Out .
What would it take to get more tamariki enjoying a Play Out in your neighbourhood streets?
Tell it in the comments below.
- Image credits:
- play street (road closure sign): PlayingOut
- All other images: Wellington Playcentre Association