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Book Review

Playing Outdoors: Spaces and Places, Risk and Challenge

Helen Tovey
Maidenhead, UK: Open University Press, 2007. Illustrations, bibliographical references, index. 176 pp. $49.95 paper. ISBN: 9780335216413

by Tim Gill

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A few months back, I visited the Play Trail at Moors Valley Country Park in Hampshire, England. The trail is a roughly circular woodland walk that takes in some unique and charming artist-designed Book Reviews 387 wooden play structures, each engaging in a different way with the natural surroundings. It is immensely popular with both families and groups. A preschool class was following the walk at the same time I was. So I had a good opportunity to see what the children and their caretakers made of it.