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Let the children play: UK play sector unite to keep playgrounds open

The UK’s leading bodies concerned with children’s play have joined together in a concerted effort to ensure that community play…


Chancellor – put play at the heart of policy

Later today, the Government is announcing a ‘Winter Economy Plan’ outlining how it is going to spend our money over…


Warnings fall on deaf ears

The Association of Play Industries (API)  has been highlighting the concerning decline in public play provision for some time. Our…


API releases summary of their position on Government guidance on re-opening playgrounds

On Friday 26 June the Government published its guidance for managing playgrounds and outdoor gyms.  The Association of Play Industries…


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…


Playgrounds are back: Now is the time to prioritise public play provision

The Association of Play Industries (API) has welcomed the statement today from the Prime Minister that playgrounds in England are…


New report supports API call to re-open playgrounds

A new paper providing statistical evidence and expert opinion relating to the impact of Covid-19 on children’s health, adds further…


Mr Johnson: NOW is the time to prioritise children’s need for play

If the Prime Minister is really serious about tackling obesity as part of the fight against coronavirus, he must tell…


Open up! Let children out in playgrounds again

The lead body representing the UK play industry has written an open letter to the Prime Minister urging him to…


Where is Play? Calls mounting on Government to clarify when playgrounds can re-open

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit & Healthy Childhood is calling for an immediate Government response to our call…