Spare Time Survey

The Northern Ireland Children's Spare Time Project - Survey

PlayBoard NI, as part of the UK Play Policy Forum is working with Professor Helen Dodd from Reading University on a new research project.

The Northern Ireland Children's Spare Time Project is asking parents in Northern Ireland with a child aged between 5 and 11 years to take part in a short survey. The survey asks about how their child spends their time, their own beliefs and attitudes to children’s activities, their child’s well-being and their own wellbeing.

The survey will take around 20 minutes to complete with all parents who complete the survey contacted in approximately 12 months time to complete the survey again. Participants are encouraged to take part if they are willing to do so again in one year. 

The first 400 people who complete the survey will be sent a £10 voucher and if they complete the follow-up questionnaire next year they will receive an additional £10 voucher at that stage. 

If you would like to find out more about taking part go to or contact Dr Helen Dodd, E: [email protected] or T: 0118 378 6221

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