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Playful Places supports cultural organisations with playful transformation through mentoring, consultancy & training.

We work with people, spaces and places, using creative collaboration and playful enquiry.

We take a non-hierarchical, inclusive approach starting with where you are — to build playful provision from your unique starting point.

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Our vision

Our vision is for play to be part of everyday public, cultural places.

Working with clients and partners, we want to build appreciation of the value of play to our quality of life and well-being.

We are passionate about investigating how play better connects us and helps us respond creatively to social inequalities, issues of spatial justice and climate challenges.

What we do

Our work is about sparking playful change. We help organisations sustainably develop their play offer.

We help your staff build the confidence and skills to enable play opportunities for children and young people.

We encourage you to develop greater permission for playing and to provide playful services that complement and enhance your existing provision.

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Playful Places play space

What we offer

We offer consultancy services to enable organisations to confidently plan and develop work in support of playful people, children and families.

We offer a range of services to support the practical and strategic development of the organisational play offer.

Charlotte has an innate ability to bring out the creative and fun side of the people she works with, while grounding this in theory and strategy and a real understanding of the needs of the sector.”

Who we work with…

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Cultural Associates Oxford logo
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Our community

We host The Playful Places Network, a community space for sharing practice and ideas, and to be inspired by projects and case studies.

Come join us anytime to discover more about playful practice and to share ideas.

Playful Places Network
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Want more?

We would love to work with you if you are curious and excited about where play and playfulness might take you and your organisation. Let’s connect and explore how you can positively shape more Playful Places.

If you’d like to have a chat about play, let’s hookup.