Modernity and Tradition - Outdoor Games Promoting Cultural Heritage

Barbara Osoch
European Research Studies Journal, Volume XXV, Issue 1, 739-751, 2022
DOI: 10.35808/ersj/2884


Purpose: The aim of the article is to present outdoor games as the most universal and innovative way of discovering heritage (testimony of the life of our ancestors), which not only serves to create tourism and alternative forms of outdoor tourism and recreation, but can be successfully used for educational or cultural purposes, constituting replacement for globalized mass tourism. Design/Methodology/Approach: The following research methods were used in the article: forsight (Delphi method), inventory and scoping review. Findings: Outdoor games are a modern form of sightseeing, discovering and learning about heritage. They gained popularity in the USA, and in Europe they are still gaining popularity. An ideal way to spend leisure time individually or in a group. An irreplaceable opportunity to participate in the culture of the region at the time necessary for the application of restrictions. Practical Implications: The research results can be used for promotional purposes, incl. institutions supporting the development of tourism in the region, promoting national heritage as an element of world cultural heritage or social movements and non-governmental organizations, as well as for educational purposes by educational institutions. Originality/Value: Focus on innovative way of presenting and interpreting tangible and intangible heritage. Application of foreseight (qualitative) methods for the quantification and evaluation of outdoor games. Initiating primary statistical research and research in this type of sightseeing activity.

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