Natural play event aims to create quality, accessible landscapes

Natural play in the South West will be discussed during a free event aimed at planners, designers and greenspace professionals.

The Play - It's Natural event has been organised by GreenSpace south west, Play England and Natural England.

The one-day event is being held at the Gloucestershire Resource Centre, in Gloucester, today (26 March).

GreenSpace South West manager Richard Keating said: "Considerable amounts of lottery and government money are currently being invested in revitalising play across the region, and it is important that we take this unique opportunity to discover the best ways of providing opportunities for children and young people to play naturally."

Play England south west regional manager Ben Ward added: "In natural play spaces children can explore and be adventurous, learn from nature and develop through self-directed play. Delivering high quality natural play spaces is crucial to overcoming barriers to children playing outside, providing opportunities for healthy activity and enabling young people to become part of their community."

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