Playday is the national day for play in the UK, traditionally held on the first Wednesday in August. Next year’s Playday takes place on Wednesday 1 August 2018.
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.
Playday is coordinated by Play England, Play Wales, Play Scotland and PlayBoard Northern Ireland.