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Play Well

What

Museums & Galleries

For

4 years +

When

24/10/2019 - 08/03/2020

Where

Wellcome Collection

215 Euston Road

Play Well

24 October–8 March

Free Admission

Wellcome Play Well

The first room you enter in this new free exhibition has a video of three sets of animals playing - including a young female monkey putting a rock on her back pretending it is a baby (heaps to discuss about gender stereotyping and nature/nurture!).

In truth it is probably a show geared more towards interested parents than their offspring. However the permanent collection at the Wellcome (an unsung haven of fantastic design where science, art and education meet) should be on your list to visit and if you are there, do pop in.

Play Well Wellcome

See the ideas and designs of early advocates of structured play such as Friedrich Froebel (behind the world's first kindergarten) were developed.

Play Well Wellcome

See some of the toys from your own childhood - the Sasha dolls gave me a nostalgic moment - and feel heartened by the inclusive toys of new designers.

Inclusive toys wellcome

I loved the section covering the rise of Adventure Playgrounds in urban spaces. Go you Lady Allen of Hurtwood, "Better a broken bone than a broken spirit".

Notting Hill Adventure Playground Wellcome

There is a fun interactive play space that a junior review from @younglononist was making great use of and older kids will enjoy the interactive computer games at the end.

Young Londonist Wellcome

A Book of Play by the ever-brilliant Michael Rosen accompanies the exhibition and it is filled with helpful tips and advice to get more play into all our lives.

Michael Rosen Wellcome

 

Play Well

24 October–8 March

Free Admission

Address:

215 Euston Road

Venue phone:

020 7611 2222

Venue website:

wellcomecollection.org

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