Where Children Play



‘Where Do Children Play?’ is a question for anyone making decisions which affect children. Children need play to develop as sustainable human beings: do planning and policy decisions in urban development take into account the real needs of children? Do they give children physical and conceptual space? Is the voice of children heard?

Traditional housing is being replaced with high rise developments throughout London. The flats are too expensive for most people, especially families, to move into and they are anyway unsuitable for children to grow up in. The natural green space and play spaces are being eroded. As a consequence, families are being pushed out of central London and communities are being destroyed. What can we do to encourage a more enlightened approach to creating city spaces for children to grow up in?We could mention the event on Monday.

No need to give up on crowded cities – we can make density so much better

Older Children Play Too

Children benefit from mixed age play

A Playworker’s Guide to Dens and Forts

How 3 schools have improved learning, behaviour, physical activity and creativity through natural play materials and landscapes

What Makes a City Child Friendly? Examination of a Deptford development 2

Nicky Gavron: London must build the needs of children into its planning policies

Opening Streets for Play by Play Wales

The Playwork Foundation The Playwork Foundation is a new organisation to promote the value of playwork, support playworkers and advocate for children’s play.

The Playwork Primer by Penny Wilson

Playwork and Play

Policy for Play responding to children’s forgotten right. Adrian Voce

The Royal Parks Play Strategy

Playful Childhoods aims to help parents, carers grandparents and community groups give children plenty of good opportunities to play.

What makes a city child friendly? Examination of a Deptford development 1

Improving Children’s Health through Play: Exploring Issues and Recommendations

Children exploring risky play in the city

Stackable Playscapes system transforms empty lots into playgrounds

Playing It Up—With Loose Parts, Playpods, and Adventure Playgrounds

Child in the City London Seminar November 2017

Foundling Museum Play Symposium March 2017   The Value of Investing in our Children

Where Do Children Play? Conference November 2016 Report

Where Do the Children Play? Cat Stevens