Because we are a fully OUTDOOR operated programme, the MOE have assured us that we can operate at RED. 




Are you wanting to add a unique experience to support and enhance your:

  • Play based learning programme
  • Outdoor classroom or EOTC programme
  • Education for sustainablity or Enviro schools programme

Junky Monkeys PLAY DAY is the perfect opportunity to gift your tamariki time to PLAY, CREATE, INNOVATE, CONNECT WITH NATURE, and think deeply about SUSTAINABLE ISSUES. 

Our Play DAY programme consists of  visiting schools, kura, or centres with a truck load of loose parts. We then scatter these out preferably under some trees or on a field, and lead 1 ½ hr play sessions of up to 100 children (max 3 sessions per day). 

During a PLAY DAY session you will:

  • Watch and learn beside our play facilitators as they set up and manage expectations, coach social and emotional skills, and create an environment where students can lead their own learning.
  • Observe engaged, focused, and innovative students at play
  • Observe students and recognise the broad range of  curriculum areas, and social and emotional skills that can emerge in play


Price: $1500 plus GST for 3 sessions, $1250 plus GST for 2 sessions



Junky Monkeys PLAY DAY PLUS session is for all the kaiako who are not simply wanting a one off experience, but are curious about making loose parts play part of their offerings and kaupapa.

Our Junky Monkeys PLAY DAY PLUS package is a combination of our PLAY DAY experience + tailored professional development.

Our JUNKY MONKEYS PD consists of 5 funky steps:

1. WHY – teams watch 3 x short videos in their own time that support them to jump on board the play waka.
2. WHAT – teams and KIDS get to experience loose parts play in action.
3. HOW – In a facilitated hui, teams start planning how they can create a sustainable loose parts play offering.
4. THEN – Receive a PDF ‘Loose Parts Play Starter Guide’ to answer any remaining questions.
5. CHECK-IN – Receive a 30min zoom consultation to check in and to check out how we can support you further.

Our main objective with our PD is to make loose parts play a sustainable practise in your school, kura or centre.


Price: Please enquire




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Over the winter months/term 3 in Aotearoa we take Junky Monkeys indoors so that we can continue to gift students a loose parts play experience.
Our WINTER Play Day Programme consists of backing our van up to your hall, fale or indoor space, unloading our loose parts and letting kids PLAY!
This programme is perfect for…
  • yr 0-2 JUNIOR students and teams
  • play based learning enthusiasts
  • seeing and experiencing a large amount of loose parts
  • gifting an out of the box experience to students!
PLUS, all bookings that are made in TERM 3 will receive a FREE Loose Parts Play Starter Guide (PDF) to kick start your own loose parts play journey.

Price: $1000 plus GST for 4 x sessions with a max of 50 students per session.



Are you looking to activate play and/or increase awareness of waste issues?  Junky Monkeys offers a highly engaging recipe for community engagement and environmental education, with a proven track record for successful activation of public spaces.  You provide access to a suitable public space and we’ll do the rest!

  • An inclusive, gender-neutral activity, appealing to all ages and abilities, 
  • A zero-waste event which lives the values of reduce, reuse, and recycle! 
  • A relaxed environment for families and community members to connect and play, even those who might avoid physical outdoor activities due to lack of fitness or confidence. 

Price: Please enquire






Has your loose parts play lost its momentum, or is meeting too many challenges and barriers?

Have you sourced some loose parts or purchased a Magic Play Box, but are unsure how to make loose parts play sustainable?

Are you feeling like you need to either upskill or get some support so you can confidently deliver programmes?

 We offer evidence-based, practical and inspiring:

  • talks
  • workshops
  • online learning content
  • coaching 
  • consulting

Our play specialists can either tailor our PD around your needs, or you can choose a topic from the suggested list below:

  • Introduction to loose parts and play
  • Outdoor play and Loose Parts
  • Making loose parts play sustainable in your school, kura or centre
  • Loose parts in public spaces
  • Loose parts and the fight for zero waste
  • Introduction to Makerspaces and play
  • Makerspaces and older kids play
  • The adults role while kids play
  • Loose parts play and schema/urges
  • Planning, assessment, and documentation of loose parts play

Our PD and consulting is suitable for parents, teachers, environmental educators, recreation professionals, community workers, and outside of school. 

We can work with individuals, teams, or communities across Aotearoa.

Price: Please enquire

JUNKY MONKEYS FOR Corporate Events


We have watched the play pedagogy move outside of our education system and into our work environments. We have listened to work culture specialists talk about the importance of choice, agency, play, imagination, and a sense of belonging in a work environment.  We believe that it is now crucial that adults get the opportunity to play too.

 If you are searching for a unique hands on experience for your work environment, Junky Monkeys will give your team the opportunity to: 

  • Think big by using large materials to problem solve and find solutions
  • Step away from screens, air conditioning, and chairs to work with their head, hearts and hands
  • Inject some creativity, curiosity and a child like sense of play and flow into your work culture
  • Work collaboratively OUTDOORS

Our play specialists can work beside you to create a day of play that is tailored around your specific needs, problems, or goals.

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”

– George Bernard Shaw


Price: Please enquire