Toy library launches play scheme with city gallery

BULWELL Community Toy Library has teamed up with Nottingham Contemporary art gallery to launch a creative play scheme designed to increase visitors to the woods at Bulwell Hall Park.

Two artists will work with the Squires Avenue toy library and families living in Bulwell to create free resources, designed to help other families explore and enjoy playing outdoors.

A storybook based on experiences of playing in the woods will be produced, plus creative maps designed by children.

The toy library launched its ‘Play on the Wildside’ project in April this year to help reverse a decline in the number of kids playing outside.

It runs regular adventure play sessions including teaching ‘bushcraft’ skills in the woods at the park, which the library warns are under-used by local families.

To get involved with the innovatove project call toy library chief Steve Parkinson on 0115 975 3898 or e-mail