29 Jan 2015

Child's Play An Election Issue, Say UK Play Industries

The lead trade body for the UK play sector is urging political parties campaigning for this year’s General Election to make play a policy priority

24 Nov 2014

Investment In Playgrounds Falling Despite Physical Inactivity Crisis

Government policymakers are failing to recognise the value of play in tackling children’s catastrophic obesity and physical inactivity levels, says the Association of Play Industries (API).

19 Nov 2014

API Marks 30th Anniversay with...

Federation member, the Association of Play Industries (API), has marked its 30th anniversary year by profile raising, enhancing its value to members and campaigning at the highest levels for policy recognition of the value of active play.

20 Mar 2014

API Champions Play Quality and Standards at Education Show 2014

Choose a cut-price play operator and risk inferior products, poor quality installation and service, and over-sold promises. That’s what the Association of Play Industries (API) will be telling school play buyers at The Education Show 2014 (20-22 March 2014), stand H64.

19 Dec 2013

Outdoor Play Equipment Eligible for School Sport Funding - Chancellor Confirms Extension of Investment

The Association of Play Industries (API) is delighted that Chancellor George Osborne has announced the extension of the School Sport Premium into 2015/2016 as part of last week’s Autumn Statement.

14 Nov 2013

The Education Show 2014 announces new supporter - the Association of Play Industries

The evolution of the Education Show in 2014 continues to go from strength to strength with the announcement that the Association of Play Industries (API) is to be an official supporter of the UK's leading education training and resources event.

12 Sep 2013

API Issues New Guidance on Adult Outdoor Gym Equipment

The use of widely different standards and specifications when installing Adult Outdoor Fitness Equipment is causing confusion in the marketplace, according to the Association of Play Industries (API).

12 Sep 2013

Shake Up Procurement Practice, API tells local authorities

Current public sector procurement practice is failing to deliver value for money to the public purse, according to the Association of Play Industries (API).

01 May 2013

New API Chair to champion vital role of play in tackling child health issues

Association of Play Industries (API) Chairman John Croasdale, Managing Director of Playdale, is stepping down from the Association’s Executive following four years as Chair and fifteen years of service to the association.


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