Wales - A Play Friendly Place

Wales – A Play Friendly Place is a Play Wales campaign to promote and protect the right to play in communities in Wales.

It is a campaign that communities can use to establish their own local campaigns for children’s play and be part of a national movement at the same time.

Play Wales has created a Facebook page for 'Wales – A Play Friendly Place' to help build a network of support for play across Wales. Use it to post your opinions, photos and local activity, and gain inspiration. Update us with what’s happening locally which is either protecting or prohibiting children and young people’s right to play. You are welcome to post through the medium of English or Welsh.

Wales - A Play Friendly Place Facebook page


Play Wales submitted the application - 'Wales - A Play Friendly Place' for the International Play Association Right to Play Award on behalf of all those people who are working to make Wales a play friendly place.

The First Minister for Wales, Carwyn Jones AM, received the International Play Association (IPA) Right to Play Award when he opened the 18th IPA conference in Cardiff on 4 July 2011. Wales is the first country ever to receive the Right to Play Award.

More information about the Right to Play Award


In each issue of our Play for Wales magazine we feature an example of what’s happening to either protect or prohibit children’s right to play.

Vale Summer Playscheme and Pop-Up Play Shop (Summer 2012 - issue 37)

Maerdy Community Primary School (Winter 2012 - issue 38)

Scrapstore PlayPod® (Spring 2013 - issue 39)

Fair Share programme in Anglesey (Summer 2013 - issue 40)

Shirenewton Playgroup in Cardiff (Winter 2013 - issue 41)

Abergavenny street play (Spring 2014 - issue 42)

Torfaen Play and Short Break Services (Summer 2014 - issue 43)

Hawk's Nest Play Area (Spring 2015 - issue 44)

Palmerston primary PlayPod (Autumn 2015 - issue 45)

Wild Tots outdoor community group (Spring 2016 - issue 46)

Wildmill community play space, Bridgend (Autumn 2016 - issue 47)

Outdoor play and learning space, Cardiff Metropolitan University (Spring 2017 - issue 48)

Food deliveries in the summer holidays (Autumn 2017 - issue 49)

'Yr Iard' play area at St Fagans National Museum of History (Spring 2018 - issue 50) 


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