Whether you have five minutes or five hours, there are lots of ways you can show you Love Outdoor Play and help make sure more children can play out more often.
If you have…
- Sign up to Play England’s e-zine PlayToday to receive updates about the campaign as well as news from the wider world of play – sign up online here.
- Love Outdoor Play on Facebook and Twitter. We’re using social media to help spread the Love Outdoor Play message far and wide – you can join us on Facebook and Twitter to show your support. Adding a campaign Twibbon is another quick and easy way to show your online friends that you Love Outdoor Play.
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- Share your favourite places to play on our online map and helping more families have everyday adventures outdoors. You can add places when you’re on the go too by downloading the Orange ‘Do Some Good’ app and completing the ‘Love Outdoor Play’ action!
- Add your name to our supporters list – either as an individual or as an organisation. If you’re an organisation, send us your logo and we’ll add it to the page to show that you Love Outdoor Play.
- Spread the word about the campaign. Blog, get in your local media… whatever you can. Post the campaign logo where ever you can think of! You will find lots of logos you can use here.
- Ask your local MPs and Councillors to Love Outdoor Play. The decisions they make shape the spaces and places children have to play, but do they even realise how important freedom to play outside is to you, to your family and to your local community? You can use our template letter to get your started and you can find the names of your Councillors, MP and other representatives at Write to Them, Parliament.gov.uk or Direct Gov.
- Get involved in Playday, the annual celebration of children’s right to play! To celebrate Playday 2012 on Wednesday 1 August, why not organise your own play-filled celebration, or find out what’s happening in your area and offer to help out?
- Contact your local play association (if you have one) or your local authority to find out what’s happening where you live to support children’s play. A number of opportunities are listed below, contact us if you would like us to add yours.
Big or small, whatever you do will help make sure that more children can play out more often.