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The Playwork Gathering 2021 - TICKETS ON SALE NOW

The Playwork Gathering 2021 - TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Tickets are now on sale for the OSHC sector Playwork Gathering 2021

This year's event will take place at Camp Moogerah QLD 4309 on Saturday/Sunday 5/6 June 2021. You are welcome to join us on the Friday night for an early start too.

Participants are welcome from all across Australia to meet with four key speakers who represent the latest in theoretical and practical Playwork. 

What will I get for my ticket?

Tickets cost $360 pp and are inclusive of ... well. everything!

  • All meals and refreshments on Saturday/Sunday (meals available to purchase on Friday night)
  • Accommodation (in superior glamping huts - no tentage this year)
  • All workshops and presentations
  • All booking fees and tax
  • Networking opportunities in meeting educators from across Australia embarking on the Playwork journey
  • A chance to question, debate, discuss all things Playwork with each other and the exprienced key speakers
  • The Wicker Man celebration on Saturday night

Like I said - everything.  This is an intensively packed couple of days - you will be getting a lot of bang for your buck. 

How do I book?

For this year's event we will using invoicing for all tickets. Go this form [Booking Form], fill it in and we will send you an invoice for payment. Your places will then be reserved.

Do it now!

What are the timings for the Gathering?

The event begins on Saturday morning at 9:00am sharp with a welcome to country, and ends at 1pm on Sunday. You will be able to join us anytime on the Friday night from 2pm onwards.

The days are packed full of theoretical and practical workshops and presentations that will stretch your knowledge of Playwork and enhance your practice using this approach, so be preapred for very full days.

You will really need the Wicker Man celebration by the end of Saturday!

What else do I need to know?

A private, top secret squirrel Top Secret Facebook Group has been set up to keep up with the latest news and information on the event. You should go and join it. 

Please spread the news about this event to your networks and colleagues. The last Playwork Gathering was great fun and really successful. 

If you have questions yourself, contact us by email [Email] or PM on the Facebook Group page.

This is going to be good!







Marc Armitage is a consultant, researcher and writer in play, playing and playwork. He has been a profesional Playworker for more than thirty-years and freelance since 1989.

He regularly travels the world speaking to groups of professionals from a broad spectrum of work sectors in the children and young peoples workforce including playworkers, early educators, primary and secondary school teachers, out-of-school people, parks and playground designers, politicians, policy makers and many others.

He also spends a lot of time talking with children. With. That's the key word.



“In play a child always behaves beyond his avarage age, above his daly behaviour. In play it is as though he were a head taller than himself.”

Lev Vygotsky (1896-1934)



Date: 2021

A 75 date tour in preparation in all states and territories of Australia from March - November 2021. Watch this space.




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