Celebrating made easy

Playday celebrations don’t have to be huge city-wide public events. What’s important is that everyone celebrates in the way that suits them and that we make a big noise for play! If you’re looking for an easy way to celebrate, check out these top tips to help get you started.

1. If you already have an event organised for the summer, why not support the national day for play by making it a Playday event! If it’s difficult to celebrate on Playday itself, consider holding it on a different day.

2. Get together with your neighbours to celebrate Playday. If it’s too late to apply to your local authority to close your street for a street party, celebrate in your cul-de sac, back yard or estate car park!

3. If you work with children, why not provide some extra special play opportunities on Playday? Just by doing something extra special and appreciating the value of play, you’ll be celebrating children’s right to play and creating a day to remember.

4. Celebrate with friends and family by simply getting out to play for the day! Whether you head to the beach, the local park or a nearby forest, take a picnic, some things to play with and lots of imagination!

5. Ask the children and young people you will be celebrating with what they would like to do on the day! Follow their lead and you will create an environment that is child-led and hugely beneficial for children to play.

Looking for inspiration on what to do on the day? Check out the following Playday pages to get your creative juices flowing!

Creating a playful celebration

Everyday play

Last minute tips

Parents and families

How ever you’re celebrating, don’t forget to register your event to help us build a picture of play across the UK. If you’re holding a public event, you can also choose to publish it in the online events directory to increase publicity.