​Adventure in Play (2nd Edition)


Paperback ​ISBN 978-1-904792-30-7

Re-print of original edition: 5.5 x 8.5 in/ 216 x 140 mm, 48 b/w pages, includes 16 original photos.

Includes:  New Foreword by LCVS (Liverpool Charity and Voluntary Services) and Introduction by Shelly Newstead.

Original typeset manuscript by John Barron Mays and cover illustration by Angela Mays (1957).

Category: Product ID: 258


First published in 1957, ‘Adventure in Play’ is a wonderfully evocative account of one of the first adventure playgrounds, funded as part of an experiment by the then National Playing Fields Association (now Fields in Trust). Although written nearly sixty years ago, May’s report details many of the challenges which will be familiar to today’s playworkers, and also raises some interesting questions about adventure playgrounds which are still relevant today.

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Weight200 g


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