Forestry Commission to open woodland out for play

The Forestry Commission is trying to encourage young people to use forests and open land as a vast natural playground, by producing a guidebook with simple ideas for play.

The publication Nature Play is aimed at forest and other land managers. It provides innovative ideas for creating natural play opportunities for children.

Author of the guide, Roger Worthington, is a landscape architect for the Forestry Commission. Worthington suggested that natural play could be exciting for children - putting them in touch with the countryside and making them healthier.

The publication is available to download from www.forestry.gov.uk/england-play.


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