Playbus International

Playbusses from the USA via Europe to Australia

Playbus (or similar) projects now exist in several countries worldwide. We are aware of initiatives, organisations and playbuses in the USA, Australia, Belgium, China / Hongkong, England, France, Holland, India, Italy, Luxemburg, Austria, Poland, Romania and Switzerland. The common trait of all projects is the idea of mobility and flexibility as well as the voluntary nature of play. The activities involve a large variety of materials and take place at different venues. Playing activities are offered on topics like water, physics, marbles, participation, etc. Cultural offers go mobile. This can include theatre, cinema or exhibitions in residential areas. All concepts share the conviction that playing is an essential part of a child’s development. (Re-)claiming space to play is another declared goal of playbuses.

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German-Japanese Expert Exchange Programme
Spielmobile e.V. is taking part in a two year German-Japanese expert exchange programme. The focus of the programme are playbusses and the playful exploration of social and cultural matters.
The Japanese delegation was visiting Germany in September 2018.
Die japanische Delegation hat sich im September 2018 bei Spielmobilen in Deutschland umgesehen. Their travel journal is here.
The German delegation will visit Japan from May 29th until June 11th 2019. They will take part at a conference and talk about thei play culture work. The Japanese delegation created a Flyer for that.