Natural playscapes, Adventure playgrounds, Outdoor education, Place-based learning, Interactive design, Landscape architecture

Natural Playscapes and Outdoor Education

About this issue

Issue number
Volume 47 – Number 2


This issue focuses on ‘playscapes’: on how nature or natural elements have been incorporated into playgrounds; and how other, virtual, artificial or ‘smart’ elements of play are competing, complementing or otherwise influencing the way children and young adults are experiencing the outdoors and how and what they are learning there. The contributions include examples of outdoor play and learning in Europe, the United States and Mexico and, importantly, they give voice to practitioners as well as academics.

Guest Editor: DEIKE PETERS