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Dino Drop in Days at Playlab

Full-size dinosaurs are coming to life all over Leeds this summer and the whole family can have a monster day out hunting them down! If you are in search of things to do this summer, there are five to find around the city – all you need to do is follow the Jurassic Trail to track them down….Come get creative with us Fridays during August at our Dino Drop in Days

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Emma Bearman
Play Out Til Tea

image by Thom Bartley

Had a fantastic day yesterday at Port Loop Urban Splash’s new development in Ladywood Birmingham. 

The team at Impact Hub Birmingham pulled together a stunning day which included boat trips, giant bubbles, breakdancing, street art, collaborative murals, arts and crafts, cardboard cinema, kazoos and more

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Emma Bearman
Book Playlab On Pay As You Feel basis

Leeds City Centre. Accessible Space.

If you have an event you would like to run during the last 2 weeks of August, and you need a space which will seat 40 people (but are self organising, can set up, promote it, tidy up etc) we will offer you use of Playlab for a pay as you feel donation* 

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Emma Bearman
Playbox01 in Shiregreen

We were commissioned by Sanctuary Housing to take Playbox01 to Shiregreen, Sheffield for 5 days of play, creativity and community gathering in May Half Term 2019

We spent a wonderful week getting to know residents, and they each other in Concord Park. A week of wonderdome, doodlebots, story creation, Lego, magic, collaborative painting, slime and spacehoopers…oh and a finale feast

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Emma Bearman
Young Inventors Club 2018

The Leeds Young Inventors Club is looking to expand after successfully running a STEAM event for 9-13-year-olds last year. To do this we need your help!

Is your company looking to dispose of used laptops, tablets or monitors that we could repurpose to help inspire the next generation of innovators? We are looking for donations to help make the next Young Inventors event even better than that in 2018.

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Playful Memories in Leeds

Watch people’s eyes light up as they recall the games they played when growing up. What were your favourite games? Were they unique to where you lived? Called the same across the land.
We are on an ongoing quest to explore the games once played, the freedoms once enjoyed and connect people with generations growing up now. How do we ensure all ages get to play, roam, get fresh air and independence?

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What were the games you used to love playing when you were growing up?

With support from Creative England we have been conducting research and exploring ways to capture stories of favourite games. We’re going to be in Leeds City Centre Wednesday 27th February filming people, young and old, as they recreate games they used to play.

If you ‘re about we’d love it if you could join us. 10.30am -12.30pm in Park Square and 2pm to 4pm at The Tetley. We’ll be following this up with visits to community centres and with partner organisations. Do let us know if you’d like to be involved as we progress

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