Archive for the ‘Parks’ Category

God I love Berlin. Just wandering through the streets of Prenzlauer Berg yesterday when we came across these street-trampolines. Right next to them were some public ping-pong tables with just everybody chilling out, having a beer in the setting sun. I’m pretty certain I could live here.


Christ! I almost missed this, and it’s right up my strasse: a festival of play this weekend on the South Bank. Brought to you by the good people at Hide&Seek, it’s a three-day thingy (yesterday, today, tomorrow), where folk get to try out new social games and playful experiences. Most of it is free, to […]


Slightly old news, this, but still worth mentioning: five minutes of exercise in open spaces each day can help boost your mental health, according to recent research. The findings come from Prof. Jules Pretty at the University of Essex, who says that even moderate exercise can help lift our mood and build self-esteem. He suggests […]


The march of play contines! Westminster Council today approved a new £40,000 ‘pensioners’ playground’ in Hyde Park. According to BBC News, the outdoor area will feature “fitness equipment designed specifically to provide gentle exercise for people over the age of 60,” and allow them to “continue active and healthy lifestyles in later years.” Good news […]