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Mary Lubrano, Head of Communications
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Your turn now, Boris! Pressure mounts on Westminster to invest in a Summer of Play

Boris Johnson’s Government faces renewed pressure today to pledge urgent and sustained funding for public play spaces to help children…


Join the Summer of Play

The API are joining the #SummerOfPlay campaign to give children the space, time, and freedom to play this summer as…


Playgrounds are Number 1 place to play

Free-to-access, public playgrounds are the most common places for children to play according to a new national survey from the…


Playground closures creating pandemic of mental health problems

A new Parliamentary Committee report has called for investment in the UK’s playgrounds to halt and reverse the alarming decline…


Boris must match Scottish play pledge

The Association of Play Industries has today written to the Prime Minister and Ministers Matt Hancock and Robert Jenrick, urging…


End Play Poverty: API writes to Children’s Commissioner

Chair of the Association of Play Industries, Mark Hardy, has written the following letter to the Children’s Commissioner for England…


‘Build Back Better’ means children too: Calls on Government to include Play in the Mental Health Act

The Association of Play Industries has written to the Government as part of a campaign organised by the All-Party Parliamentary…


#PlayMustStay: Invest in public play spaces or children face ‘perpetual lockdown’

In this extraordinary pandemic, alongside the tragedy of lost lives and livelihoods, there has also been a renewed appreciation of…


API joins calls to keep playgrounds open

The Association of Play Industries has joined with other organisations in an open letter calling upon Local Authorities to put…


Open playgrounds will lessen the impact of lockdown on children

The Association of Play Industries (API) is delighted to hear that playgrounds will continue to remain open during the next…