Play England has released the top ten adventurous play tips, for parents to help enable children to have adventures everyday:

Almost half a million children will get out and play at over 500 locally organised events across the UK today to celebrate Playday 2008. The campaign this year is all about enabling children to experience the kind of exciting and challenging play that makes up most adults’ fondest childhood memories – climbing trees, riding bikes and playing chase.

Playday Give us a go! calls for a reverse in the decline of children’s adventurous play opportunities – an ICM survey commissioned for Playday shows that half of children (51%) aged 7-12 years are not allowed to climb a tree without adult supervision and half (49%) also report that they have been stopped from climbing trees because it was considered too dangerous.

Top tips are available here

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  1. We at wholeheartedly agree with this along with the Archbishop’s comments yesterday in The Sunday Telegraph that Facebook and MySpace are leading young people to seek “transient” friendships, with quantity becoming more important than quality.

    CitySocialising is refreshingly all about “real friends in the real world” and was created to enable people out from behind their computer screens and into the face to face social fire. We know that real world friendships are far more valuable than online friendships and that interacting face-to-face with others is essential for a person’s emotional wellbeing.

    Whilst the internet is a great tool to find like minded others and initiate new friend connections, it’s the offline meeting and socialising with these people and a shared history of experiences through which genuine friendships are forged.

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