Simply Play – Press Articles


Children Playing at Brockwell Park

Photograph courtesy of Land Use Consultants

During the process of developing Simply Play there has been interest in the assessment from a variety of people including; landscapers, architects, playworkers, schools and numerous local authorities. As an assessment which can be used by professionals from many different fields there has been interest in Simply Play from a wide variety of publications. We have begun to upload some of the published articles on to this site. Different Case studies on individual projects can be found by clicking here. We have found that people have used it not only to begin the process of creating designs based on the current play value of their identified sites but also in policy development and funding applications. This can only be a good thing as it all adds to the improvement of play opportunities. And after all that is what it is all about. Simply Play.

The latest article regarding Simply Play can be found by clicking here.


Thurrock Thameside Nature Park


Hedgehog – Simply Play Consultation

Simply Play as a play value assessment process has been proving its own value through a recent consultation with local people and visitors to the Thurrock Thameside Nature Park in Essex. we have been working with local schools, riders groups, cycling organisations, trustees and volunteers to seek out local opinion on a potential new play area at the Visitors Centre on site. Managed by the Essex Wildlife Trust the Nature Park is an exciting reclamation of an old land fill site and is host to a great diversity of wildlife. From the migrating birds to the local Brown Hares.

It has been an exciting two months having discussions with local about the plans for the site and the Centre it self is going from strength to strength with high visitor numbers.

If you are in the area it is well worth a visit.