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Outdoor Play DevelopmentWheel™                REF: DW12

Ideas and experiences from birth to five -  a guide for parents, carers and practitioners

This easy to use full-colour wheel twists around to reveal the section you need and has information on both sides. 

Children develop in the context of relationships and the environment around them. The ways in which your child engages with other people and their environment –playing and exploring, active learning, and creating and thinking critically –underpin learning and development across all areas and support your child to remain an effective and motivated learner.

Split into nine age-related sections, one side of the wheel focuses on some of the things that a child may be able to do, whilst the other side of the wheel looks at outdoor play and learning, offering tips and ideas about what you can do with your child outside to help development.

The wheel covers many areas of the outdoors, including the garden, trips to the shops, visits to the park or just sitting, watching and talking to enjoy the different environments brought about by our ever changing seasons and learn about the things around us.

Like our other wheels, this simple to use one piece tool measures approx 230mm in diameter, so they are easy to carry around and all of the information contained within it was written by outdoor play specialist and author, Gail Ryder Richardson, to ensure that it will meet the needs of practitioners, parents and carers.


Written by Outdoor Play specialist Gail Ryder Richardson


Organisations/authorities can buy the wheels in bulk or they can be purchased individually. There are significant savings for bulk purchases and these can be 'customised' with your logo and other details (see blue column below). The price for a single copy is £4.99 including free post and packing (P&P). Wheels can be bought online for this price now using the right hand column below.  There are savings on P&P for more copies.


Organisations/authorities can buy single or small quantities online (using the links to the right), but for those who would like to commission larger quantities, you can have your copies 'customised' with your own logo and contact details on (minimum quantity now only 100 copies) 

These 'customised' wheels will 'brand' the publication for use in your own community (for instance you may wish to have copies in each of your settings, in children's centres or to give to your registered childminders).

he 'customised' option offers authorities/organisations the chance to save on the costs associated with the development and production of a new item like this, because all of the set up work has been done in terms of copywriting and editing, design, artwork, proofing and even the cutter guides to produce the wheel and rivet it together.

For organisations/authorities wishing to commission larger bulk 'customised' copies (1000+), discounts apply and your wheels will still cost less than the retail price of £4.99. Your wheels will be 'customised' by tailoring the back of the wheels with your own logo, contact details and colour scheme as per the samples shown here for Lancashire and Rutland Councils. 

To find out more and get a full price list, please click here or use the ‘contact us’ link to email us and then discuss your needs further. Please note that the minimum order for 'customised' wheels is 100 copies. These smaller quantities will work out more individually than the individual retail price of £4.99 each. However the wheels can cost much less than the retail price of £4.99 for quantities of 1000 or more, so this is a great chance to get hold of these wheels with your own details on at a very good price. 

Use this column to view the options for purchasing your wheels now - either using online purchase for a speedy secure transaction or using our other options

ONLINE: To buy individual copies of this wheel at £4.99 each, click on the 'add to cart' button below and then choose your quantity at the online checkout. 

Outdoor Play Development Wheel inc. FREE P&P

MULTI-BUY - Save up to 20%. Click here for details

To order a selection of publications online, you might find it easier to use the ONLINE PURCHASE - link below, which takes you to a page where all of the publications can be purchased together.  Either way, online purchase will mean a speedy despatch of your wheels/publications without the need for purchase orders or clearing payments. 

ONLINE PURCHASE - Click here to buy now (secure site)


Delivery/schedule notice: We will always try to meet your needs in every way we can,
but  'customised wheels' can take at least four working weeks to produce following the approval of your artwork. This is due to the complex manufacturing process, part of which is done manually to construct the wheels. In busy periods (such as Feb - April during the government financial year end) and for large quantities, production can take longer. Please therefore build in plenty of time in your schedule of needs to ensure we can meet your  timescales
.  Sometimes we can get things done a bit quicker and we will always try, but the product is of a complex construction.