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Latest play news (page 8 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.


Fantasy play boosts creativity

by Fiona on September 16, 2016

15 September 2016 

UK: A study suggests that engaging in fantasy play could benefit creative thinking in children.

Children biggest victims of parks decline

by Fiona on September 07, 2016

07 September 2016

The biggest users of public parks - children and their families - are bearing the brunt of cuts to public spending as funding for parks continues to decline.

Will a whale help this playground sail?

by Fiona on August 31, 2016

01 September 2016

HARINGEY: A play structure built by children at Somerford Grove Adventure Playground has been launched as the future of the playground itself hangs in the balance.

Awesome blazes a trail for play in Islington

by Fiona on August 30, 2016

30 August 2016

ISLINGTON: The first 'play mutual' in the country has been awarded the contract to run six adventure playgrounds in Islington. 

Pizza to pay for play

by Fiona on August 10, 2016

10 August 2016

TOWER HAMLETS: Children at Weavers Adventure Playground will soon be serving up pizza as they play thanks to a successful crowdfunding campaign.

Hide and seek in Westminster Abbey?

by Fiona on August 07, 2016

06 August 2016 I London Play

LONDON: Every day should be a play day but National Play Day on Wednesday 5 August was an extra reason for children to exercise their right to play. 

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