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Latest play news (page 5 of 30)

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.


New adventure play model in Lewisham

by Fiona on August 02, 2017

02 August 2017

LEWISHAM: Lewisham's five adventure playgrounds are now run by Youth First, a social enterprise and staff-led mutual which officially launched last month.

Play streets a 'no-brainer' for health

by Fiona on July 31, 2017

31 July 2017

Research out today provides conclusive evidence of the health benefits of street play.

'Not being very good' stops kids being active

by Fiona on July 20, 2017

17 July 2017 I Public Health England

The number of children managing the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity a day drops by 40% as they move through primary school.

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. 

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