This is a list of all posts recently made onto the API website.


New Parks Action Group is ‘welcome’ and ‘urgently needed’ says the Association of Play Industries

The Association of Play Industries (API) has welcomed the announcement of the newly established Parks Action Group, to help safeguard…


Nowhere to Play – Media Coverage

  • Posted on May 14, 2017

Media: Nationals Daily Mail  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4407116/Obesity-warning-councils-shut-playgrounds-two-years.html Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/13/playgrounds-closures-threaten-childrens-health/ The Guardian  https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/apr/13/hundreds-of-childrens-playgrounds-in-england-close-owing-to-cuts  Mail Online http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/health/article-4407116/Obesity-warning-councils-shut-playgrounds-two-years.html  Telegraph Opinion Online  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/2017/04/13/council-bosses-continue-receive-excessive-pay-shutdown-services/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_tw The Independent  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/playgrounds-closed-england-conservative-budget-cuts-tory-government-children-public-spaces-councils-a7682141.html …


Mumsnet take up the #Nowhere2Play campaign

Mumsnet, the website which campaigns on issues affecting parents, is today launching #Nowhere2Play as one of its Guest Campaigns. Chair of…


The campaign for children’s play spaces gathers pace

  • Posted on May 03, 2017
  • BLOG

The response to our research, which uncovered a steep decline in England’s provision of playgrounds, has been extraordinary. The Telegraph, Guardian,…


Nowhere to Play – Endorsements

  • Posted on Apr 14, 2017

Helen Griffiths, Chief Executive, Fields in Trust   The following organisations have kindly offered their words of support for our Nowhere…


Why Nowhere to Play is so important

  • Posted on Apr 13, 2017
  • BLOG

API Chair Mark Hardy reflects on what this new research means, showing a sharp decline in play spaces in England.…


Hundreds of playgrounds set to close

Research undertaken by the Association of Play Industries has uncovered the extent to which local authorities across the country have…


Play industry calls on Minister to protect our parks

The Association of Play Industries is calling on the Communities Minister to ensure the future of the UK’s parks and…


Hello and welcome…..

  • Posted on Jan 19, 2017
  • BLOG

I’m Mark Hardy, Chair of the API.  Welcome to my new blog.  I lead the association’s strategic direction and, specifically,…