20 Mar 2018

MP calls for report into childhood obesity and the alarming decline in UK playgrounds

Chris Leslie, MP for Nottingham East, will call for research into the state of UK play provision in a debate in Westminster Hall on Wednesday.

11 Oct 2017

We must act now to save our parks, playgrounds and green spaces, says Association of Play Industries

New research from Fields in Trust showing the crucial role that parks and green spaces play in all our lives has prompted the Association of Play Industries (API) to highlight once again the alarming decline in playgrounds uncovered in their Nowhere to Play campaign.

27 Sep 2017

New Parks Action Group is ‘welcome’ and ‘urgently needed’ says the Association of Play Industries

The Association of Play Industries (API) has welcomed the announcement of the newly established Parks Action Group, to help safeguard the future of parks and green spaces amid ongoing funding pressures.

11 May 2017

Mumsnet take up the #Nowhere2Play campaign

Mumsnet, the website which campaigns on issues affecting parents, is today launching #Nowhere2Play as one of its Guest Campaigns

08 May 2017

API Membership Appoint New Executive Committee

The Association of Play Industries (API) held its Annual General Meeting on the 27th April 2017 and appointed seven Executive Officers.

13 Apr 2017

Hundreds of playgrounds set to close

Research undertaken by the Association of Play Industries has uncovered the extent to which local authorities across the country have been closing children’s playgrounds.

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.


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Deborah Holt
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e: deborah.holt@api-play.org