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Support Play? Support Play Wales!

Play Wales is the national charity for children’s play and is a founding member of The Wild Network but now they need your help to continue the fantastic work they do.

"For 15 years we have successfully campaigned for children’s play, now we find ourselves in an astonishing position where we have to campaign for Play Wales after our application for

5 minutes with Rob 'Da Bank

Did we mention we're going to Camp Bestival? This weekend? and that we're taking some of The Wild Network's amazing memebers and activities with us? ...(yeah we thought we had)

Well there's still time to come too... and with only a limited number of tickets left if you're still not sure weather to come check out what festival creator & Radio

Riding around Peckham on my BMX

We've all heard of Peckham, right? The flickering pictures on TV news of gangs, of violence, of disaffected youths.

Wrong. A new film from Amy Mathieson and Albie Hecht shows an altogether different side to Peckham. One where the bike is king and a scrubland dirt track is the kingdom.

3D documentary 1 Way Up follows two south London teenagers as

Why do you Love Parks this Week?

Today marks the start of Love Parks Week. A whole (hopefully sun-kissed) week of visiting, playing in, learning about and taking care of local parks and green spaces.

Now in its eighth year, Love Parks Week is a celebration of the importance of green spaces in our lives. The aim is simple: encourage people to visit, enjoy and take pride

50 Things meets The Wild Network

Helen Meech works for the National Trust, her role- reconnecting children with outdoors- and she’s the reason that ‘finding frogspawn’ is on the 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ checklist.

“I grew up on a farm on the edge of Nowheresville, Hampshire. I was a speccy, geeky kid who loved experimenting with nature.

I kept a frogspawn

The Wild Network is on the hunt

The Wild Network is seeking a new boss to encourage children to go wild, and a Chair of The Wild Network.

The charity which launched last autumn with its documentary film Project Wild Thing, which aims to reconnect children with nature and outdoor play and has an ambition for every British child to have a significant connection to nature by

Camp Bestival and Project Wild Thing programme

Project Wild Thing presents Wild Time in Dingly Dell!

We’re proud to be bringing a Wild Time program to Camp Bestival. Come and visit us at our base camp at the entrance to Dingly Dell and get involved.

PWT Base Camp

See the big tipi at the entrance to Dingly Dell? This is your starting point for your wild adventures! Here you will

Marketing Director of Nature

The Wild Network is a young, rapidly growing organisation that exists to reconnect children to nature by amplifying the work of thousands of organisations across the UK.

We may be young, but we already boast 6,000 individuals and over 1,500 organisations as members. The breadth of membership is astounding: from the National Trust and the Scout Association to forest school leaders.

Director of The Wild Network role profile



Reports to: Chair of Trustees

Scope of role

Lead the organisation to achieve its overall objectives

Set the strategy and 1-year goals for the organisation

Work in a decentralised networked team, working with both trustees, a council of members and a growing network of supporter organisations

Maintain a wide network of stakeholders across this multi-dimensional issue, including but not limited

Chair of the Wild Network

The Wild Network is a young, rapidly growing organisation that exists to reconnect children to nature by amplifying the work of thousands of organisations across the UK. We are seeking a new Chair to lead our Board of Trustees and work with our new director to achieve our goal: that every British child should have a significant connection to

Chair of The Wild Network role profile



Reports to: The Wild Network Council of Members

Scope and Objectives

Provide leadership to Board and Network & safeguard the TWN mission

Ensure the efficient conduct of business at the organisation’s Board and General Meetings: agreeing the agenda with Director and Board members, chairing meetings effectively, ensuring sufficient focused discussion to reach decisions, approve minutes of meetings and

Teachers looking for WildTime ideas? Look no further

University student Poppy Gisman has the aim of "enabling all children to become enthusiastic about looking after our planet and the animals on it. To make them aware of some of the main conservational issues such as palm oil, but more importantly, I would like children to believe that they CAN make a difference!"

And as part of her university studies

Getting Norwegian Wood

Ten years ago, travelling in Norway I was meeting lots of great Norwegians: full of beans, funny and playful. I heard a lot of them talk about friluftsliv. Surprisingly for Norway, it is not a strong clear alcoholic drink. It’s a philosophy about the outdoors, but with no easy English translation. I got really intrigued about

Independence Day

It might be Independence Day in the US but that doesn’t mean that we can’t celebrate a different form of independence here too.

Independence from marketing? – Or is that just blinkering?

Independence from parents?

Independence from our screens?

It’s a belief held by some within the network that kids aren't the ones who don't want to get outdoors, it’s the parents who have

Playday 2014: What is ‘Play’ to you?

A new theme for the Playday 2014 campaign: ‘Play is…’

Now in its 27th year, Playday is a nationwide celebration of play, with play events up and down the country on August 6th and campaign activity to raise the profile of children’s play.

This year, the Playday 2014 Play is... campaign is spreading the word about why play is crucial for