The aim of our projects is to support and deliver our vision of a society where all children have the freedom and space to play throughout childhood. We work with national organisations, the government and the play sector to pioneer ways of improving access, increasing capacity and ensuring quality play opportunities for all children and young people in England.
Adventure into Sport is a new Play England project which uses play as a springboard into sport and active lifestyles for children and their parents. The project is funded by Sport England and the National Lottery.
Find out more here.
Play England, with national partners Playing Out, London Play and the University of Bristol, developed the highly successful Street Play project, funded by the Department of Health. The Street Play project supported parents to hold regular road closures for play, with a sustainable network of over 5,000 volunteers creating over 60,000 additional play opportunities.
Evaluation of Play England’s Street Play project identified increases in children’s moderate to vigorous physical activity when they played out. The reports will be launched soon!
Play England has also successfully delivered a number of high profile programmes to extend and improve children’s play across the UK. We have delivered major government contracts and supported every local authority in England to produce and implement local play strategies.