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Let’s talk about our value ‘Nurture and Care’

June 12th, 2023|

Nurture and care is one of our 6 values that sits at the heart of everything that we do. We feel that it is vital that we look after our little visitors and their grown ups with nurture and care and also when children are playing, we want to encourage the development of these skills too. As this value has two key elements to it, I’m going to talk about each one separately and explain how we promote nurture and care here at Pop Up Play Village. Right from the booking process to arriving at our village until the

Let’s take a closer look at our value ‘Inspire Learning’

May 5th, 2023|

Pop Up Play Village has been created to excite children and give them the desire to learn in their own way and at their own pace. Using my knowledge as a teacher, this was how Pop Up Play Village was designed. When designing each play area, I looked at what resources were needed in order to maximise the learning opportunities for the children. Every resource in our village has a purpose and has been chosen to inspire and promote high quality learning through play. I’ve found that the best way for children to learn is when they are in

What is Unstructured Play?

April 3rd, 2023|

Unstructured play is what we call playtime where children are given the reins. As the name suggests, there is no real structure or set play activity for them to complete which helps them to explore their own ideas, experiment and develop their creativity. Role play is great for unstructured play as are craft resources and cooking ingredients. This blog is written by a guest blogger RGS Guildford School and shares more on the importance of unstructured play. Social Skills Unstructured play involves guess work for children as they will explore the world around them and their ideas. It promotes

50 ways forest and outdoor learning experiences benefit child development

April 3rd, 2023|

Take a read here about how outdoor learning experiences benefit child development written by Forest Holidays. The experiences children have in their daily lives will shape their overall development, so it’s crucial that they’re given the tools and the opportunity to learn, play and grow in a healthy environment. And while the foundations of our children's education may be built within the classroom, research has shown that there are plenty of benefits to be had from learning in the great outdoors, too. When they enjoy learning, they’re more likely to engage and remember the lessons they learn, but the

Let’s Dive into our Value Fun Play Spaces

March 20th, 2023|

We pride ourselves on our village being lots of fun for the whole family but what makes our play areas fun to explore? Firstly when you enter Pop Up Play Village, you walk into a room where the play areas are beautifully set up and inspire the children to want to play. There are no borders or backdrops so the children can immediately see what there is to explore and decide where they want to go first. This sparks their interest and usually they take their shoes off and go straight to play. As you enter our different play

Let’s talk about our value ‘High Quality Play Areas’

February 3rd, 2023|

When I launched Pop Up Play Village just over 6 years ago, I had a choice whether to create the village as cost effective as possible or source the best products of the highest quality that I could find. I decided to go with the second option. Not only did I want the products to be long lasting and durable but I also wanted our visitors both children and adults to be wowed by the quality of resources that we have chosen to create our village. I’m very lucky that when a new Pop Up Play Village franchise launches


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