Series of ‘Blog’ articles from Mark Hardy, Chairman of the API and articles of interest.


MUGAs: unlocking potential and binding communities

  • Posted on May 04, 2021  
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Luke Billingham is a youth and community worker at Hackney Quest. Luke tells us why sports recreational cages and Multi-Use Games…


Summer of Play – 7 reasons why playgrounds rule!

  • Posted on Feb 16, 2021  
  • BLOG

API Chair, Mark Hardy tells us why playgrounds are more important than ever this summer. We all know that outdoor…


“It’s the only thing keeping us sane!”

  • Posted on Jan 06, 2021  
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The news that playgrounds are to be kept open during this, our third full lockdown, has been met with huge…


Put Play at the Heart of Recovery

Today we are proud to be joining 150+ organisations calling on the Government to put children at the heart of the…


Lockdown: a sharp warning of life without play

  • Posted on Apr 21, 2020  
  • BLOG

The last extraordinary few weeks have brought about a renewed appreciation for so many aspects of our lives.  As our…


Children & Play – About as fundamental as it gets

  • Posted on Feb 18, 2020  
  • BLOG

I get it, I do. There are so many calls on our time, our sympathies, our support, our allegiances. So…


Election 2019: ask your candidates to support PlayMustStay to win your vote

  • Posted on Nov 21, 2019  
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In the coming weeks leading up to 12 December, the election candidates in your area will be doing everything they…


Play Must Stay and the election – what happens now?

  • Posted on Nov 12, 2019  
  • BLOG

Anyone who has ever been involved with a campaign of any kind will know that it’s often conducted on many…


Why Play Must Stay

  • Posted on Sep 17, 2019  
  • BLOG

In the wake of some fantastic exposure for our latest campaign across the last few weeks, it is important that…


35 Years of Play

  • Posted on Mar 26, 2019  
  • BLOG

This year we’re celebrating 35 years of the Association of Play Industries.  Our trade association was originally formed to bring…