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Playday is the national day for play in the UK, traditionally held on the first Wednesday in August. 

On Playday thousands of children and their families get out to play at hundreds of community events across the UK.

From small-scale community events to thousands of children taking part in events organised in parks and open spaces – Playday is celebrated by each community in a way that suits them.

As well as a celebration of children's right to play, Playday is a campaign that highlights the importance of play in children’s lives. 

Find out more about Playday

Playday is coordinated by Play England, Play Wales, Play Scotland and PlayBoard Northern Ireland.



Lots of support is available!

From advice and guidance, to promotional posters and flyers.   

Playday resources 


Tell us how you're celebrating!

Register now and help build a picture of Playday across the UK.   

Register your event