The creative playground of bits and pieces is back for school holidays

Ian Bushnell 12 April 2019 21

Playful Endeavour in Civic Square last year. Photo: CRA.

A hands-on play area with a difference is returning to the city for the school holidays, this time in Glebe Park after a successful run in Civic Square last year.

Playful Endeavour, a playground of bits and pieces with which children can put their creative minds to work is operated by Green Hat Workshop, which hosts loose-parts playgrounds around the country.

The range of items includes hoops, poles, pipes, crates, ropes and tyres that children can use to create their own games and activities.

The playground opens on Saturday 13 April, and will be open every day until the 26 April from 10 am to 4 pm, except on Anzac Day when it will be from 1 pm, with a collection of found and manufactured materials selected to encourage creative play and social interaction.

The parts are easily moved, adapted, joined and experimented with, which encourages self-directed, open-ended play, a growth mindset, interpersonal skills and fun.

City Renewal Authority chief executive Malcolm Snow said activities for children were important in making Civic more attractive to families.

“Good cities are full of socially connected places that welcome families and are attractive to a wide variety of people,” Mr Snow said.

“We want to show people there are many great spaces in Civic that can be used to help make our city centre a family destination.

“Playful Endeavour proved to be incredibly popular when we hosted it in the very urban surrounds of Civic Square last year and we are very excited to now see how children and families will interact with it in a more natural setting at Glebe Park.

“More and more families are living within our city centre and we need to continue to make it a place that welcomes children. Temporary activations like Playful Endeavour help us show people that Civic is a great place for families to live as well as visit.”

The event is funded through the City Centre Marketing and Improvements Levy.

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21 Responses to The creative playground of bits and pieces is back for school holidays
Dani Moffitt Dani Moffitt 2:35 am 16 Apr 19

Caitlin Jacob, an outing for Lachie?

Susie Korrel Susie Korrel 1:42 pm 14 Apr 19

Lydia Manen interested in Monday or Tuesday?

    Lydia Manen Lydia Manen 8:19 pm 14 Apr 19

    Susie Korrel omg that looks amazing. I will msg u

Barbara Barker Barbara Barker 7:23 am 14 Apr 19

Ooh might have to check this out! Diana, Valerie x

    Diana Harris Diana Harris 4:36 pm 14 Apr 19

    Kids went today! The guys there remembered them from last year’s boating expedition in the fountain :)

    Barbara Barker Barbara Barker 8:46 pm 14 Apr 19

    Diana, that sounds amazing! We’re heading over tomorrow. Sounds like an awesome idea x

Sonja Coling Sonja Coling 6:37 am 14 Apr 19

Steven Coling maybe claire would like this

Jess Ica Jess Ica 7:31 pm 13 Apr 19

This looks like fun Sarah!

Anna Debaecker Anna Debaecker 7:22 pm 13 Apr 19

Danielle Dillon Lucy Anica Carla we should do this on Thursday

    Danielle Dillon Danielle Dillon 7:39 pm 13 Apr 19

    Anna Debaecker id be down

    Danielle Dillon Danielle Dillon 7:41 pm 13 Apr 19

    Anna Debaecker does school finish this week or did it finish last week?

    Lucy Anica Carla Lucy Anica Carla 7:42 pm 13 Apr 19

    Friday was the last day. They go back the 29th

    Anna Debaecker Anna Debaecker 7:54 pm 13 Apr 19

    Danielle Dillon I don’t know

Danielle Forbes Danielle Forbes 5:31 pm 13 Apr 19

Great we will go

Carli Prestwich Carli Prestwich 3:58 pm 13 Apr 19

Alejandra Brown this looks fun

Gabor Hajdu Gabor Hajdu 1:49 pm 13 Apr 19

Kylie this looks familiar 😅🙈

Rose Mackie Rose Mackie 12:24 pm 13 Apr 19

Ilea looks cool!

Annette Kathleen Annette Kathleen 12:22 pm 13 Apr 19

Tim Sloan-Gardner tuesday?

Megan Thomas Megan Thomas 11:27 am 13 Apr 19

Julie Abbey Tuesday?

    Julie Abbey Julie Abbey 12:00 pm 13 Apr 19

    Megan Thomas looks good. Sure weather permitting

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