Play best way for children to get active

By Nicola Butler, Chair of Trustees  Play is vital for children’s health and wellbeing. It is particularly important for disadvantaged and disabled children, who often face greater barriers to access appropriate and good quality play opportunities. Play England is delighted to be part of #GetOutGetActive, an exciting new programme that supports disabled and non-disabled people[…]

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Thousands of children play out for #Playday2016

On Wednesday, thousands of children and young people from across the United Kingdom will be out playing, celebrating Playday – the national day for play. Hundreds of local and regional play events are taking place to promote the importance of children’s right to play. This year’s Playday theme ‘Play Matters…’ celebrates the many benefits of[…]

Diversity in Play

By Jade Newton-Gardener Having worked in the Play and Youth Work profession for over 16 years in a variety of roles and settings, writing about diversity within the play sector is very dear to my heart. ‘Why?’, you may ask. Well, being a Black British woman who loves the work I do and, without a[…]