Street Play – helping communities reconnect with streets

Today we are very proud to announce a three year partnership between Play England, Playing Out, London Play and Bristol University to get kids out playing in their streets, neighbourhoods and the spaces near where they live. This programme is backed by the Department of Health as part of its drive to help children and … Continue reading

Radio Playday

What a fantastic Playday! Around 500 events took place across the UK on 1 August to celebrate 25 years of Playday. We hope that you made time to play too. The theme for this year’s campaign was ‘Get out and play’. If you didn’t get the chance to catch any of the numerous radio interviews on 1 August … Continue reading

It’s Playday!! Get Out and Play!

This year for the 25th Playday Play England, Play Scotland, Playboard NI and Play Wales asked parents across the UK to identify what, if anything, stops their children playing outdoors? Almost half (49%) said fear of strangers, only slightly less (46%) said traffic, and almost one third said fear of accidents and injury. Mike Greenaway, … Continue reading

Get ready for Playday 2012!

As the country braces itself for London 2012, hundreds of communities are also getting ready for the biggest event in the play calendar! Playday 2012 will be celebrated across the UK on Wednesday 1 August and throughout the summer, with an expected 500 events taking place to celebrate children’s right to play. Join in the fun … Continue reading