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


Play is how children heal. They need to play now, more than ever. #playcatchup



We campaign to prevent the loss of playable space


Play is how children heal. They need to play now, more than ever. #playcatchup


We promote quality and choice in play provision


Play is how children heal. They need to play now, more than ever. #playcatchup


Play is a fun way to be active

We work to increase opportunities for children to play


Play is how children heal. They need to play now, more than ever. #playcatchup


Tools of the trade (page 2 of 3)

Here's a new section on the London Play website which will feature practical tools to help improve the play experience. Let us know about any useful tools you are aware of and we'll add them.


Child Friendly Cities Toolkit

by Fiona on 2017-03-29 12:19:00 UTC

UNICEF Child Friendly Cities and Communities Initiative

This Toolkit contains tested step-by-step guidance, methodologies and tools on how to establish a CFCI in a manner that respects the rights and principles enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Based on good practices and lessons-learned from countries where UNICEF has National Committees, the guidance and methodology in the Toolkit is tailored to National Committee context, but can be applied by all municipalities that implement the CFCI.

Download the toolkit here


Play Street Pointers

by Fiona on 2017-03-28 13:37:00 UTC

London Play's Play Street Pointers

These tip sheets for play street organisers will help keep things interesting, well-managed and fun. We hope you find them useful - but remember we are always at the end of a phone if you need any extra advice, support or just a chat - we've encountered most play street scenarios somewhere along the line.  

Watch out for further additions to the series too - and if you have any ideas for what to add, please let us know.  If you would like hard copy laminated versions of these please email us.


Quality in Play

by Fiona on 2017-03-22 16:03:00 UTC

Play England

This fifth edition of Quality in Play has been launched as a free downloadable quality assurance system to support supervised play and childcare provision for school-aged children. It takes providers through a clear and systematic process, assessing every aspect of quality play provision. Whether starting out or well-established, working in the voluntary public or private sectors, Quality in Play is an essential tool for every play and childcare provider.

For more information click here or download it here.

Natural Play - how to guides

by Fiona on 2014-12-11 10:51:00 UTC

London Play and partners

Over the years, London Play has produced various guides on play using natural elements - fire, wood, earth, water. Some have not been updated for a while but the advice in them still holds true. They include advice on tree swings, playing with fire and fallen trees as climbing structures. Click here to see what's on offer. 

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