Play isn’t just about mindlessly mucking around; it can also be an important way to reduce stress and contribue to overall wellbeing. In fact, soccer icon David Beckham has said he plays with LEGO to control stress.
Lynn Barnett, a professor of recreation, sports and tourism at the University of Illinois says playful adults have the ability to transform everyday situations, even stressful ones, into something entertaining. Her study found highly playful young adults reported less stress in their lives and possessed better coping skills.
And hey – while finding a partner isn’t the be all and end all of life – being a playful adult can apparently make us more attractive, romantically.
René Proyer, professor of psychology at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg in Germany says to benefit most from the rejuvenating benefits of play, we need to incorporate it into our everyday lives, “not just wait for that two-week vacation every year.”
Glorytells is here to facilitate a play break, exclusively for adults!
Hosted on beautiful Bribie Island, a handy 70 minute drive from Brisbane’s CBD, Glorytells runs Adult Play Jams. These are short sessions or full days of play featuring activities that enable adults the opportunity to reconnect with one’s self, with others and with nature.
Our spacious playquarters are located 200 metres from Kakadu Beach, a waterfront parkland located on the exquisite Pumicestone Passage – a haven for dolphins, dugongs and migratory birds.
While adults are encouraged to participate in all facilitated activities, there is absolutely no pressure to engage in an activity if you are uncomfortable doing so – for whatever reason.
Adult Play Jams are only hosted at Glorytells’ playquarters on Bribie Island.
3 Hour Adult Play Jam: $90/per person (min 6, max 15 adults)
Full Day Adult Play Jam: $150/per person (min 6, max 15 adults)