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


MP calls for report into childhood obesity and the alarming decline in UK playgrounds

Chris Leslie, MP for Nottingham East, will call for research into the state of UK play provision in a debate…


Game changer performance and Playforce offer primary schools athletic development Days

Athletic Development Days are a fun way to measure pupil’s athletic abilities and introduce fun and engaging long term athletic…


eibe’s leisure pleasure

Throughout 2017, eibe Play worked with many different organisations, installing play areas in local parks, schools and attractions across the…


RTC: Celebrating 25 years

How time flies when you are having fun! This year we are celebrating 25 years in the play industry, and…


Wicksteed Playgrounds celebrates its 100th year!

In a year when we remember 100 years since the end of WW1, iconic children’s playground designer & manufacturer, Wicksteed…


Two years supporting the play industry…..

  • Posted on Oct 24, 2017
  • BLOG

API’s Independent Chair, Mark Hardy, discusses his two years supporting the play industry and tells us why the Nowhere to…


We must act now to save our parks, playgrounds and green spaces, says API

  • Posted on Oct 11, 2017

PRESS RELEASE Date: 11th October 2017 New research from Fields in Trust showing the crucial role that parks and green spaces…


We must act now to save our parks, playgrounds and green spaces, says API

New research from Fields in Trust showing the crucial role that parks and green spaces play in all our lives…


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 …