Adventure Island

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Adventure Island Club
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  • Receive your exclusive monthly Adventure Island e-magazine direct to your inbox
  • Shareable with your setting's families, so that everyone can get involved in the adventure
  • Jam-packed with extra adventures and new characters, the e-magazine will support you in the ultimate journey into learning through Adventure Island and its make-believe!
  • Free Knitting Pattern to create your own Bog Babies
Adventure Island Plus
per month
Includes the Adventure Island e-magazine plus:
  • Bonus 'secret' Play School TV episodes direct to your inbox ready to share with your children
  • Contribute to the content of the e-magazine
  • Regular opportunities to share your children's stories and outcomes as an online community
Includes Discord benefits
The Adventure Island Family
Limited (73 remaining)
per month
Includes everything in the previous tiers, plus:
  • A Family member 15% discount code for use on all online CPD workshops and all resources (excluding books) in the Can I Go And Play Now shop
  • Exclusive online monthly Zoom workshops led by Greg, to share ideas and ask questions in support of one another - a real community of play
  • Support the development of the Adventure Island phonics programme for Nursery and Reception - reading with joy, not book bands. Be part of the change!
Includes Discord benefits




Welcome to Adventure Island!

Adventure Island has been created by Greg Bottrill, author of the bestselling education books ‘Can I Go And Play Now?’ and ‘School and the Magic of Children’. Join Greg and his two dogs, Bonnie and Eppie as well as a whole host of characters as they explore Adventure Island, discover stories, messages, and the joy in the small corners of life.

Adventure Island is about community and the magic of make-believe. It's also an exploration of the effective play-based learning that Greg is so passionate about and hopefully you are too, making it the perfect combination of teaching resource and CPD.

Adventure Island was introduced in Play School TV - a series of short videos based on the playful pedagogy of Greg’s books. Each episode immerses children and adults in a simple yet magical world where anything can and does happen. Join them on the co-adventure into play here:

Join the adventure by becoming a Patron - Adventure Island is a community for change and you can be a key part of it :)

One of the long term ambitions of this community is to develop an early reading approach based on Adventure Island, its characters, and its magic. If, like Greg, you believe that reading should not be confined to the competition and limitations of book bands, then he would love your involvement to make it become a reality. Children deserve magic, after all.

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Happy adventures!!! 

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