Our projects aim 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.

New projects:

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.

Past projects:

Street Play

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.

Play England’s newly published research on the Street Play project has identified increases in children’s moderate to vigorous physical activity when they play out. Download the reports here!



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.

Adventure playgrounds: community play hubs

Children’s Play Initiative

Engaging Communities in Play

Exploring Nature Play

Get Involved in Play

Playbuilders and pathfinders