creative events with purpose
"The ability to play is critical not only to being happy, but also to sustaining social relationships and being a creative, innovative person"
Stuart Brown
Many of us have forgotten to play, or even how to play.
Purposeful play activities provide creative focus, an opportunity for learning and failing, and re-connect us to sensory experiences. Activities like cooking, painting, or gardening or movement, reduce the physiological symptoms of stress and anxiety, relaxing our nervous system down from a state of ‘flight or fight’ and ignite our senses. They carve out space in our busy brains to be free of outcomes, lists, judgements, shoulds and deadlines. They let us be free, even if it’s just for 20 minutes a day.

Rumpus designs and delivers Purposeful Play experiences for large scale groups or smaller bespoke workshops.

the trivia night you’ve never been to. Part trivia night, part survival challenge, part craft and DIY party. Apocalypso imagines for a moment that the oil has run out. The interwebs are down. The shops are bare, and cars are gathering dust. How will we survive? What skills do you have up your sleeve? This is trivia with PURPOSE and a Calypso twist!
“I’m not sure I’ve ever had a more enjoyable time talking about the impending doom of the planet!”
a creative weekend escape. This unique retreat in the forest offers creative workshop masterclasses, onsite accommodation, meals and added extras. A craft Camp for Adults!
Jamboree website
the big draw
The big draw is the world's largest drawing festival! Beginning in the UK, The Big Draw invites everyone, young and old, to take part in our most ancient form of communication - drawing. From free public drawing events, to workshops, Rumpus brings The Big Draw to Wollongong!
creative events with purpose: because large-scale social gatherings ignite different thought patterns and ideas that are good for your health because large-scale social gatherings ignite different thought patterns and ideas that are good for your health
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We help unlock individual potential within a shared environment of purposeful play that builds and strengthens community.
We are a non-profit organisation.