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  • API Directory of members

    API Members Directory

    Celebrating 30 years the API Directory of Members is now available and also includes; More than just a logo, why it pays to choose an API member; Playground planning from the ground up; Why play is vital for health and much more.

  • Surfacing Guide

    API Surfacing Code of Practice

    API has published a Code of Practice: Provision of Impact Attenuating Surfaces document. The document includes useful information on best practice in installation and maintenance of play space surfacing.   



  • Join API

    Join API

    Looking to raise the profile of your company? Network with like minded professionals? Dedicated to raising the standards of play provision? If the answer is YES then join the Association of Play Industries.

  • PlayFair 2014

    Leading the way to better play .....

    PlayFair is the UK's trade event for all those involved in the selection, purchase, upkeep and replacement of children's play provision. This years event will be held 2-4 September within SALTEX, Windsor Racecourse.


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Welcome to the API

The API is the lead trade body within the play sector representing the interests of manufacturers, installers, designers and distributors of both indoor and outdoor children's play equipment and play area surfacing. 

API members offer a wealth of experience supplying play provision and design, creating environments that deliver visible challenge and risk within well-developed safety standards.

The API operates under the umbrella of the Federation of Sport and Play Associations (FSPA); the national trade body responsible for representing 14 associations within the UK's sport and play industries.  Follow API on:


Please note:  A company stating that they are ‘Founder members of the API’ does not mean they are Members! Ask to see their current 'membership certificate - double check online or call the API office directly for confirmation.

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Latest News

  • 01 Sep 2014
    eibe Play has added another high profile award to its glittering list of recent accolades. We are delighted to have won an International CSR Excellence Award for our Dalby Forest “Life in the Forest” Scheme in the national campaign to find Britain’s most caring companies.
  • 21 Aug 2014
    The Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) has announced that SALTEX will be moving to the NEC Birmingham on the 4th and 5th of November for the 2015 event – which also marks the 70th anniversary of the show.
  • 19 Aug 2014
    Jupiter Play has announced the launch of a new website this month. The new website now features all the information that you will need for a play project
  • 19 Aug 2014
    Play equipment designer Sutcliffe Play was tasked with installing a new playground at Mildenhall Playing Fields near Marlborough, Wiltshire.
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