Research Case studies
The Venture: A case study of an adventure playgound
How has this project managed to survive, and even expand, where so many others have failed? This case study looks at the history of The Venture, and identifies the core philosophies that have informed its practice for around thirty years. It reaches the conclusion that The Venture's success story is partly the result of one individual's skill at overcoming political and financial obstacles, and partly the result of the project's firm and ongoing commitment to the traditional values of playwork. The case study also throws light on the minefield of government funding, and in so doing offers some pointers for other projects in their quest for survival.
- Brown, F, (2007) The Venture: A Case Study of an Adventure Playground. Cardiff: Play Wales.