2011 Playday

For Playday 2011, we did things a bit differently. Rather than have a specific theme we focussed on all aspects of why play is important. We e asked everyone to make an extra special effort to celebrate the national day for play, to help strengthen our call to protect children’s right to play.

Hundreds of communities across the UK organised over 520 local Playday events and activities. In addition, thousands of children, young people and their families marked the occasion by simply getting out to play!

Campaigning for play
Playday event organisers also used the Playday campaign to:

  • Fight cuts to play funding
  • Press for local improvements to play
  • Save a local play space
  • Encourage your community to work together to support play