Go Play Outside!

Children experience the world through play. Let them experience the world.

About Us

The Outside Play Lab is a team of researchers dedicated to studying children’s outdoor risky play and injury prevention. Our lab is led by Dr. Mariana Brussoni, and is based at the University of British Columbia and the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute. Our research looks at the effect of outdoor play on children, the influence of adults (parents, caregivers, educators, and others) on children’s play opportunities, and the design of outdoor environments (play spaces, neighbourhoods) to support outdoor play, as well as the enablers and policies to promote outdoor play.