Summer of Play

Join us in supporting the Summer of Play

  • New research from Save the Children and Beano Brain reveals more than half of children are playing outside and with their friends less – and a quarter are less active – than before the pandemic hit
  • Leading charities, businesses and child development experts are calling on the country to help get children playing this summer, to avoid a long-term development crisis

More than 30 leading organisations from across the UK are joining forces to invite businesses, charities and the Government to take a #SummerOfPlay pledge and ensure all children get the opportunity to play this summer so as to repair some of the mental and physical damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Summer of Play campaign, co-ordinated by Playfirst UK, Save the Children, Play England, Play Scotland, Play Wales, Playboard Northern Ireland and others, is appealing for a major national effort to get children playing in order to bolster wellbeing and reduce the risk of any long-term impact on children’s development as a result of recent lockdowns.

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