Inspire. Play. Explore

Play Adventures holds  events in playworker-run environments that encourage risk-taking, experimentation and freedom through self directed play.


Based in Merced, California, we work with the local community to develop new and enriching play initiatives. 

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September IDEA BOX

What will be in this months IDEA BOX? 

  • Loose Parts

  • Black light and fluorescent exploration

  • Sticky Webs

Colorful Crystal


Every Month Play Adventures offers a uniquely curated box of loose parts for self directed play and STEAM LABS collaborators.

Latest News & Events

Order your IDEA BOX now and keep your kids actively playing

Learn about Play Adventures, who we are and what we do in Merced, CA.

Browse through upcoming play events near you and register your child!

Want Play Adventures at your next event? Learn how we can partner up.

Play Adventures is always looking for Volunteers or Raw Materials. Learn how you can help out.

“[Children have a natural] zest for life, a drive to discover and create and re-create, a passion for discovery and invention to master the world, understand it, and experience it at first hand, to push the boundaries of the known and find out the flavor of newness. Watch children at play and you will see this in action.”


How we can bring Adventure Play to you

We partner with:

School Districts
City Councils
Park Districts

Play provides opportunities for exploration, creation, experimentation and manipulation that are essential for constructing knowledge. Read more

Be at the forefront of creating a Playful City by creating self directed play opportunities. Attract families and help create a community that thrives. 

The outdoors is the most inviting place to play. Help make our playgrounds more than just a place to expand energy by adding more play types for kids to explore.

Health Departments

Abundant opportunities for outdoor free play is a basic and essential need for healthy child development says researchers.






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