15 Feb 2017

Play industry calls on Minister to protect our parks

The Association of Play Industries is calling on the Communities Minister to ensure the future of the UK’s parks and green spaces by recognising their vital contribution to the nation’s health and wellbeing.

21 Oct 2016

Call For School PE Shake Up Wins Play Industry Support

The Association of Play Industries (API) supports the call for a radical shake-up of physical activity in UK schools, made by the All Party Parliamentary Group for a Fit and Healthy Childhood in its new report on PE this week.

20 Oct 2016

Is UK Planning Policy For Play Facilities Failing Children? Asks API Chairman

“When it comes to our children’s health and wellbeing, are we planning to fail?” That’s the question Association of Play Industries (API) Chair Mark Hardy will be asking at the SALTEX Learning Live education programme this year.

04 Oct 2016

Parks Are Vital Hubs For Physical Activity And Deserve Protection, Say Play Industries

Parks provide a public service as hubs for physical activity for people of all ages, and should be funded by the public purse, the Association of Play industries (API), has told government.

19 Aug 2016

Distinct Lack Of Bold, Brave Measures On Tackling Inactivity In Government's Obesity Strategy, Says Play Industry

The government’s much-delayed obesity strategy has had a lukewarm welcome by the Association of Play Industries (API) for its lack of bold, brave measures, as heralded by David Cameron before his departure.

15 Jun 2016

Policymakers Threaten UK Children’s Right To Play, Says New UN Report

The latest report by the Committee on the Rights of the Child paints a damning picture of respect for children’s rights by UK law and policy makers, including the right to play.

23 May 2016

Play Industry Responds To New Sport England Strategy

Sport England has published its new four year strategy, Towards an Active Nation, in which it commits £265m – 25% of its total resources - to tackling physical inactivity.

28 Apr 2016

API Appoints New Officer and Chooses Sense as its Charitable Cause for 2016

The Association of Play Industries (API) has appointed Vicki Braithwaite, Director of Pennine Playgrounds, to its Executive Committee.

25 Apr 2016

New Hub To Support Schools Get Active

Poor quality playgrounds and outside spaces may be holding schools back in the battle to tackle physical inactivity and childhood obesity.

26 Jan 2016

Play Vital In Tackling Child Obesity, APPG Tells Government In New Report

Play deprivation must be addressed if children are to be more active, says the All Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood in its National Obesity Framework report, published today.

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