Summer of Play

Show your support for a Summer of Play!

PlayBoard NI has joined with Play England, Play Scotland, Play Wales, playfirstuk, Playing Out and Save the Children to call for children’s play to be prioritised this summer.

Summer of Play campaigners including charities, businesses and child development experts are asking organisations to pledge to support a #SummerOfPlay to help bolster children’s mental and physical health as the Covid-19 restrictions ease.

Play is vital for children’s physical and mental health and development, yet coronavirus restrictions have greatly restricted children’s access to play and outdoor activities. What’s more, we know that children growing up in poverty often have even fewer opportunities to play safely.

It is hoped that this campaign will help children recover from the impact of repeated lockdowns and give those who’ve been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic the opportunities they need to play and have fun.


Pledge your support

Pledge your support for children to have space and time for play this summer by supporting fun, friends and freedom! Organisations and individuals can pledge support and find out more about the Summer of Play campaign at

Organisations are encouraged to consider what they can offer on a practical level e.g. play focused activities at summer clubs and groups, organising play streets, providing access to space for play, providing products or funds to organisations working with children. Organisations are also encouraged to think about how they can support children who are disadvantaged or who have been adversely affected by Covid-19.

Show your support on social media using #SummerOfPlay and #FunFriendsFreedom


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