Ensuring play areas are for everyone
with the My Play Area Standards

Ensuring play areas are for everyone
with the My Play Area Standards

Our vision at My Play Area is to develop an independent national standard to ensure that play areas are designed with every child in mind.

Currently, in the UK, there is no independent standard to support or promote the development of
inclusive play areas. With 800,000 disabled children under the age of 16 (that’s 1 child in 20) living in
the UK and 99.1% of those children living with and being supported by their families*; we firmly
believe that the development of a national My Play Area standard is long overdue.

*dlf.org.uk , contact.org.uk.

My Play Area Standards use independent research from across the UK to ensure play areas are designed with every child in mind.

Thank you!

To every parent who has completed our survey – we want to say a big THANK YOU! You have been a part of influencing the future of play opportunities to ensure that every child has a place to play. Keep an eye on our page and check back soon for the results – you can also sign up to our Newsletter to find out more.

Coming Autumn 2019

Our interactive map which will let you know about the best places to play in your local area. Search based on what you need from your play experience, whether that be somewhere that is wheelchair accessible or if you are looking for sensory play opportunities, you will be able to search the map to meet your needs.

Parents

Take a look at our parents’ page for My Play Area interactive mapping tool, where you can search for your closest inclusive play area. Find out what you can do to make changes to your play area.

Play Area Owners

For more information on a FREE assessment and recommendations on how to improve your play area, visit our dedicated page for Local Authorities, Parish Councils, Housing Associations, Leisure Attractions, Schools and Pubs.

Play Companies

Whether in your role as a Play Manufacturer, Designer, Installer or Consultant, visit your dedicated page to find out more about our independent standard and the benefits of using our software.

“We are passionate about play, about meeting the needs of all children and want to see play areas improved by ensuring fair access and opportunities for all.”

My Play Area is a family led business with years of experience of maintaining, installing and most importantly, seeing our children enjoying play areas.

We want every child to have the opportunity to play.

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.

Before a play area can be improved, it is important to assess whether the play area is up to standard. A simple and easy Self-Assessment can be completed on your desktop, tablet or smartphone to assess whether the play area meets the My Play Area Standards; Local, Park and Flagship.

To arrange a My Play Area Self-Assessment please complete the contact form below and we will be in touch.

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