Creating a space where people are encouraged to go outside of their dense living spaces, enjoy nature, be active and have activities for children is really important. We invite you to become Playful Explorers and hope our simple toolkit will help you to create a fun and inclusive opportunity for people in your community!
An activity trail is a defined route in a neighbourhood that is ideally located in a green area and a space that people are not familiar with or that is seen as restricted/inaccessible by many local residents. It contains indicated stops with little quizzes that have to be solved or activities for children. Each solution is needed to solve a crossword puzzle. The participants are invited to submit it online to the activity trail hosts and are part of a prize drawing.
How to get involved
Allowing for 12 stops per trail we estimate you will need a few hours to create the quiz and crossword to accompany each stop, an hour or two to set up the trail and then some time to tell everyone about it. Keeping the trail information up to date with quiz questions and of course prizes will take an hour each week but you can ask team members to take turns and we suggest stocking up on prizes at the beginning so you always have some on hand!