With our move over to Leeds we’ve been looking at all the creative activities and goings on in the city. Emma from The Culture Vulture pointed us in the direction of Playbox, a community driven project that has transformed Charlie Cake Park into a space where local kids can take ownership of, and have somewhere to enjoy the simple pursuit of play.
Playbox is a shipping container transformed into a mini venue where creative play for all ages can take place in an area where there used to be very little. After great success in launching the project, Playbox have recently launched a Go Fund Me campaign to help raise money so that they can take the project that bit further. All the money raised will go directly to improving the experience of play and creativity for the generations of people who want to play and create, and enable more volunteers to share opening the playbox to the community on a more frequent basis. The hope for the project leaders is that they will be able to use Playbox01 as a prototype with the aim of creating Playboxes in communities next year.
“Playbox has transformed Charlie Cake Park from a dog exercise park/toilet into somewhere that local kids feel is now their space to play. You’ve brought people together and inspired them to use it again”
If you, like us think that creative play is an important part of childs development then head over to the Playbox campaign here and find out how you can help.
Hedgehog from an clay workshop at Playbox, image by Abby Dix Mason
Recycled plastic art day at Playbox image by Abby Dix Mason