25 Feb, 2014

Play Day

Playday is the national day for play, traditionally held on the first Wednesday in August. Playday 2014 is on Wednesday 6 August.

Playday is coordinated by Play England, Play Wales, Play Scotland, PlayBoard Northern Ireland and a national steering group.

Playday wouldn’t be the fantastic campaign it is without the hundreds of Playday organisers from across the UK, and our Playday campaign supporters.


Play England 

Play England’s vision is for England to be a country where everybody can fully enjoy the right to play throughout their childhood and teenage years, as set out in Article 31 of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child and the Charter for Children’s Play. Play England works to achieve this vision through campaigning at all levels for children’s freedom to play, raising awareness of the importance of play for families and communities and joining together with locally based organisations to increase opportunities for children to play where they live.

To find out more, visit the Play England website and join them on Facebook and Twitter.


Play Wales

Play Wales is the national organisation for children’s play. It is a charity that provides advice, support and guidance for all those in Wales who have a concern or responsibility for any environment where children and young people might play.

Play Wales upholds children’s right to play and believe that freely chosen play is critically important in the healthy development of all children and young people.

All children are entitled to quality play provision within their communities and Play Wales works strategically to achieve this goal on their behalf.

To find out more, visit the Play Wales website and join them on Facebook and Twitter.


Play Scotland

Play Scotland works to promote the importance of play for all children and young people, and campaigns to create increased play opportunities in the community. Play Scotland is engaged in political lobbying, developing strategic resources, workforce development and research into play provision.

To find out more, visit the Play Scotland website and join them on Facebook and Twitter.


PlayBoard Northern Ireland

PlayBoard is the lead agency for the promotion and development of play in Northern Ireland. The organisation works strategically to lobby and advocate for the child’s right to play.

To find out more, visit the PlayBoard website and join them on Facebook and Twitter.