“Supporting children to play requires us
to remember what life is all about.
It’s not about getting from A-Z,
but rather dreaming beyond both.”

Vince Gowman

Where children go, adults follow…

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If you are a parent of a child up to 12 years old, you can help by completing this short online survey to let us know what your children love and loathe about your local play areas; and what makes you choose one play area over another.

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Help improve your local play area by finding out what improvements can be made with an assessment and full report
Find play areas which are designed with everyone in mind, ensuring the best play opportunities for every child
Search the map, specifying criteria that matters most to you and your children
Give your review of any play areas you have visited, sharing key information to support other parents

“Outdoor play is essential to children’s development. They need playgrounds to develop vital social skills and these community spaces have a central role in children’s physical and mental health.”

Mark Hardy API (Association of Play Industries)

My Play Standards explained

When a play area is assessed, it will fall into one of the following categories .

offering a range of equipment for
all abilities for the local community

play equipment and design will offer the widest range
of play opportunities possible. There may also
be toilets, car parking and café close by

these play areas will now be on the wish list of all children
and parents, demonstrating access for all, multiple play
opportunities as well as other facilities on site.

offering a range of equipment for
all abilities for the local community

play equipment and design will offer the widest range of play opportunities possible.
There may also be toilets, car parking and café close by

these play areas will now be on the
wish list of all children and parents,
demonstrating access for all,
multiple play opportunities as well
as other facilities on site.

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