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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


Latest play news (page 3 of 27)

Here's the lowdown on what's happening right now with play in London... along with news from beyond the M25 that might affect how, where and how often children play within its confines. If you want news relating to London Play, choose from the menu on the left.


Getting kids active will save billions

by Fiona on May 08, 2017

3 May 2017 I New York Times

Sophisticated computer simulations have been used to calculate how much public money could be saved if children became more active.

Swings help teach cooperation

by Fiona on April 28, 2017

21 April 2017 I Washington University

A favorite childhood pastime — swinging on the playground swing set — also may be teaching kids how to get along.


Playgrounds close in their hundreds

by Fiona on April 17, 2017

20 April 2017 I Association of Play Industries

ENGLAND: Local authorities across England closed 214 playgrounds in two years and are planning to close another 234, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

Hard boiled, not soft

by Fiona on April 16, 2017

20 April 2016 I Islington Tribune

ISLINGTON: Children at one of London's most 'hard-boiled' playgrounds took part in a “best-dressed egg” competition over Easter.

All change at Peckham Rye AP

by Fiona on April 13, 2017


13 April 2017 I Southwark News

Peckham Rye Adventure Playground manager Terry Jones has left the playground after 25 years, unhappy at plans to redevelop the site.

Girls get head start on ULEZ

by Fiona on April 09, 2017

08 April 2017 I London Play

LONDON: Traffic came to a halt in Crossharbour on Friday as the ultimate in low-emissions vehicles took to the road - fresh from racing in the All London Girl Kart Grand Prix.

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