We want to give them more chances to play outside their homes



We campaign to prevent the loss of playable space


We promote quality and choice in play provision


Play is a fun way to be active

We work to increase opportunities for children to play


Recent publications (page 1 of 32)

It's difficult to think of an area of policy that does not somehow have an impact on play. Here are the latest publications from government, academic, research organisations and charities which relate to play in London.


A Guide to Play Streets

by Fiona on December 17, 2014

Dec 2014 I London Play

Do you want your street to be friendlier and safer;  more sociable, happier, healthier? Of course you do! 

Cities Alive

by Fiona on December 12, 2017

Designing for Urban Childhoods

December 2017 I Arup

The amount of time children spend playing outdoors, their ability to get around independently, and their level of contact with nature are strong indicators of how a city is performing, not just for children but for all generations of city dwellers. If cities fail to address the needs of children, they risk economic and cultural impacts as families move away. Through 40 global case studies, 14 recommended interventions and 15 actions for city leaders, developers and investors and built environment professionals, this report shows how we can create healthier and more inclusive, resilient and competitive cities for us to live, work and grow up in.


Briefing on the European Union (withdrawal) Bill

by Fiona on September 18, 2017

06 September 2017 I Various children's organisations

It is critical that during the passage of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, parliament considers the impact of the decision to leave the European Union on the rights, safety and welfare of children and young people and urges the government to put the best interests of children first.This briefing, which is supported by a range of organisations representing hundreds of thousands of children and young people across the UK, will address three key themes including protection and promotion of children’s rights. The full briefing is here

Good Childhood Report 2017

by Fiona on September 18, 2017

August 2017 I Children's Society

The annual report from the Children's Society finds that young people’s happiness is at its lowest since 2010. Fear of crime is the most common problem of all, affecting 2.2 million children. One million children (18 per cent) have seven or more serious problems in their lives. Children facing seven or more of the 27 serious problems we asked about were 10 times more likely to be unhappy than those with none.

See the full report here

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