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A practitioner’s guide: Five Minute Fires


Part of Thrive Outdoors downloadable series of resources developed to support outdoor play.

“Help – Everyone’s talking about fires but how do you actually build one?”

For a fire first timer, building a fire outdoors can be scary. The good news is, by following a few simple steps you too can enjoy the benefits of fire as a source of heat, a way to cook snacks, a space to sit around, and enjoy staring into the flames. It is also a great educational experience for children, especially if they are involved in the risk/benefit analysis.


Practitioner’s Guide Bite-sized tips: communities at play

This week’s practitioner’s guide features bite-sized tips on encouraging outdoor play in the our communities from guest contributor Beth Reid, Programme and Development Coordinator at Kingsway Community Connections . These informative tips link in with our latest podcast episode! #TuesdayTips

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Practitioners Guide: Ok to Play

  This week’s guest blog is from Susan Humble- Play Development Officer at East Lothian Play Association. In this blog she discusses how eye-catching “Ok to play” signs are popping up all over East Lothian promoting children’s right to play and East Lothian Play Association (ELPA) top tips for getting your play message out there.

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Play Ranger Toolkit

This Play Ranger Toolkit was developed using the experience and learning of Play Ranger charities supported by Thrive Outdoors, initially under its former name Go2Play. The Play Rangers project focused on providing opportunities for children to access free play within their community – on street corners, or in local parks or woodland. The toolkit is

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