PAST EVENTS

Play East

When: 
14. November 2013 (All day)

Lovely day spent with heroes of the play scene PATH (Play Association Tower Hamlets) at their annual conference for playworkers. The cemetery park isn't exactly the ideal environment for tree swings - mainly because of hazards presented by the jagged stone monuments that are found underneath pretty much every tree! But at least one group managed to find a half decent spot...

Highgate Wood Bromeliad

When: 
30. August 2013 (All day)

Monkey-Do and Highgate Wood embark on a three-day symbiotic relationship, beginning on Friday 30th August and ending on Sunday 1st September! We'll be installing nets and other equipment until around 12 on the Friday, after which we will open our own unique adventure ecosystem in the canopy to the public...

Make like a tree-frog and join us there!

Climb, Swing, Bounce - Parliament Hill 2013

When: 
29. August 2013 (All day)

This is the spot where we first put up nets in the city - although in those days the park-keepers used to come and tell us to take them down. Now they invite us to come and put them up!

We love the Heath like no other place on Earth.

Islington Play Day 2013

When: 
7. August 2013 (All day)

Playday is the national celebration of children's right to play! We'll be joining our friends from Islington Play Association and Islington's amazing Adventure Playgrounds for a free, fun packed day of activities.

Victoria Park Day ‘A Great Day Out’

When: 
3. August 2013 - 11:00

Come and find our Monkeys at this excellent free family festival organised by Tower Hamlets in one of our favourite parks. We'll be rigged amongst the mighty London Plane trees in Lido Fields. See you there!

Cape Play Project Grand Opening

When: 
20. July 2013 (All day)

Cape Play Project have been working with the Friends of Parkland Walk to agree some more permanent play features that will be in keeping with the ambience of this secluded nature reserve - and on Saturday 20th July the new features will be officially opened for play.
The installation will include an aerial runway and a series of raised wooden walkways connecting different treehouses beside the Cape building. Monkey-Do will be there helping playworkers to run a tree climbing activity session too - if you're in North London that Saturday why not stroll down the Parkland Walk and join us?

Camp Greenpeace at Latitude Festival

When: 
18. July 2013 (All day)
Where: 
Camp Greenpeace, Inbetweeners Area, Latitude Festival, Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk

We're teaming up with our friends at Greenpeace UK again this year to festoon the lovely pinewoods beside the lake at Latitude Festival with nets, swings and zip-lines. Come and find us just in the Inbetweeners zone at the edge of the kids' area - look for the Camp Greenpeace banners!
Book tickets here: http://www.latitudefestival.com/
Get involved with www.greenpeace.org.uk
Check out pics from out last Latitude adventure below...

Hayes Carnival

When: 
13. July 2013 - 13:30

We're joining our old pals from Grow Heathrow again this summer to rock nets at Hayes Carnival, just west of London. Free.
http://www.hayescarnival.org/
http://www.transitionheathrow.com/grow-heathrow/

Wild Things at Mallydams Wood

When: 
30. May 2013 - 1:30
Where: 
Mallydams Wood

The RSPCA doesn't just do cats and dogs - they do monkeys too!

Monkey-Do spent the Wednesday with the RSPCA's amazing Mallydams Wood youth group, teaching them how to design and install net play structures in trees. The Wild Things, as they're called, were absolutely fantastic - they put in some proper graft, and we kept working until it got dark at around 10pm. The weather was what you might call changeable, so some of that time was spent rigging two giant tarpaulins over the structure we created to keep it dry.

Thursday saw the structure open to local youth groups in the morning, and to the public in the afternoon from 1.30pm onwards. We loved the general public of Hastings, and they had some proper little daredevils amongst them - check out the videos below.

Mallydams Wood is one of the hardest working woodlands we've ever had the pleasure to monkey around in. It's not just a nature reserve and wildlife refuge; it does a lot of heavy lifting serving the diverse needs of the local community too, improving life for a whole range of different groups by bringing them together with nature. We really hope Mallydams' youth service in particular retains funding to continue on into the future for years to come.

Kingswood Park Family Fun Day

When: 
29. May 2013 - 10:30

Family Fun Day in Kingswood Park for South Glos Council. Kingswood Park, High St
Kingswood, BS15 9TR
Free!
www.southglos.gov.uk/familyfunday