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.

21 Jan 2016

Manifesto For Physical Activity From Children's Earliest Years Wins Play Industry's Support

A warm welcome for measures to provide high quality opportunities for the very youngest children in society to be physically active has been welcomed by the UK play industry.

21 Dec 2015

API Welcomes Government Recognition Of Role Of Wider Physical Activity In New Sport Strategy

The Association of Play Industries (API) welcomes government recognition of the vital need to create positive early childhood experiences of physical activity that go beyond traditional and competitive sport.

30 Nov 2015

Our Children Need Places To Play, Families Urge Government

UK families are concerned that their children may soon have nowhere to play and urge the government to address the situation urgently.

27 Oct 2015

Get Ready To Play At Saltex

Play professionals from the Association of Play Industries (API) and its member companies will be out in force at IOG SALTEX next week, showcasing the very latest innovations in play and outdoor fitness equipment.

14 Oct 2015

API Supports APPG Call For Holistic Cross-Party Strategy For Children

A clarion call to put play at the heart of government policy on child health and wellbeing has been welcomed by the Association of Play Industries (API).


If you have a press or media enquiry please contact:

Deborah Holt
Association Manager
T: 02476 414999 Ext 208 
e: deborah.holt@api-play.org