Play is essential with our 4-year-old son, Harry! When we travel we look for playgrounds, parks, fun fountains, and gardens where we can all engage in active play together as a family. I love this article about allowing kids and families to explore a different and unique more “dangerous” adventure style of playground. Seems to me like a wonderful way to teach kids decision making and risk. Next time we travel to the Berkley area we are absolutely going to check out the Adventure Playground! The Anarchy Zone in Ithica, NY is also on our playground bucket list. Read more about both of these unusual play yards in this article from “NPR”.