Guidance and training
As a qualified landscape historian with years of conservation experience, I can offer invaluable advice on how your provision for children can be managed in such a way to minimise detrimental effect to the heritage asset.
But as mum-of-three with a passion for having fun, I can also show you how to make sure that 'conservation friendly' doesn't mean 'safe and dull'!
In 2010 I authored The Garden History Society's influential publication 'Beyond the Playground', which argued for new approaches to children's play in historic landscapes. Perhaps you'd like a little help putting some of these principles into practice?
Here are just some of the ways in which I can help you:
- Bespoke and inspiring guidance or training on seeing your site through a child’s eye.
- Site specific discussions on incorporating imaginative built play facilities for children (generic offerings can be so boring – each landscape has a different story, so
let’s tell it!).
- Bespoke and original guidance on how to develop your child visitor experience – play, interpretation, facilities, education.
- Training to inspire staff and volunteers in dealing with their youngest visitors.
- Site specific advice on incorporating conservation-friendly play provision to maximum Wow for the visitors, but with minimum Hmmm for the historic environment.