Terms and Conditions


Cancellations made in writing and received 10 working days prior to the event will be refunded in full. Cancellations made within 10 working days of the event will be charged at the full delegate rate.


Taunton Acedmy South Site is a school building with limited quality access. If you have specific access requirements and/or struggle with stair climbing please let us know and we will endeavour to meet any access requirements of delegates that are detailed on the booking form.


Workshop information detailed in this publicity is correct at the time of going to print but could be subject to alteration. Every effort will be made to offer delegates their first 2 choices of workshop but where this is not possible delegates will be offered one of their first 2 choices and either their 3rd or 4th choice.

Dress code

This is a informal conference but delegates are reminded to wear/bring appropriate comfortable or protective clothing/footwear for outdoor and wet weather conditions for practical workshops as these will not be provided.


Confirmation emails will be sent out on receipt of your booking form. Confirmation letters will be sent out 2 weeks before the event and will include confirmation of allocated workshops, a map and information about local transport services and hotels.


Photographs and video footage may be taken for use in Playwork Partnerships and University of Gloucestershire promotional materials. Please contact us if you do NOT consent to this.

Conference Brochure

Download our conference brochure to find out more about the day including the keynote and the workshops.


09.30 - Arrivals, Registration and Coffee
10.15 - Welcome and Keynote
10.45 - AM Workshops

12.15 - Lunch

13.00 - Carousel / Networking
13.45 - Workshops
15.15 - Finale 

Workshop Titles

  • Play England: Exploring Nature Play workshops
  • 'Pop up adventures' with Play Torbay
  • 'Wood whittling, rainstick making, Beads and necklaces and candles' with Somerford Grove
  • 'Nature play and Schools' with Shiremoor Adventure Playground, North Tyneside
  • 'Wild camping' with Shiremoor Adventure playground, North Tyneside
  • 'Tracks on Tracks' with Chris Holland
  • 'Are you a V.I.P.?' with Playwork Partnerships
  • 'SWOT' with Playwork Partnerships
  • 'Low Cost No Cost Play' with Plymouth Scrapstore
  • 'Temporary self build structures' with Simon Rix
  • 'Risk and Ropes' with Plymouth Scrapstore
  • 'Street Games' with Meynell Games

Who is it For?

  • Playworkers
  • Play rangers
  • Play development officers
  • Play associations and play partnerships
  • Local authorities
  • Playwork trainers
  • Park rangers and wardens
  • Coast and countryside rangers
  • Youth and community officers
  • Outdoor education projects
  • Sport and outdoor leisure services
  • Forest schools leaders
  • School meal time supervisors
  • Teaching assistants