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Latest play news (page 9 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.


Reprieve for play in Southwark?

by Fiona on February 26, 2016

26 Feb 2016 I London Play 

Play and youth services in Southwark look likely to enjoy a marginal reprieve following last minute changes to the council's budget. 

Disabled children missing out on play

by Fiona on February 24, 2016

24 February 2016

Disabled children are missing out on play opportunities that are vital to their emotional, social and physical  development because of 'failings at every level'.


Lots of London kids don't visit the park

by Fiona on February 16, 2016

16 Feb 2016 I London Play

Fifteen per cent of London kids do not visit the natural environment - including even the local park - in an average year, according to new figures.

Council works to save play

by Fiona on January 21, 2016

20 Jan 2016 I London Play

Lewisham's five council run adventure playgrounds look set to become part of an employee led mutual following the award of Cabinet Office funding

Outdoor play could prevent myopia

by Fiona on January 21, 2016

21 January 2016 I

IRELAND: Researchers are studying how more outdoor play could prevent or slow the onset of myopia (short-sightedness).

Parent power pushes play

by Fiona on January 06, 2016

06 Jan 2016 I Wanstead Guardian

REDBRIDGE: A group in Wanstead has raised nearly two thirds of the £110k needed to replace a local playground.

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