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Play Wales is the national charity for children's play.

Play Wales is an independent charity funded by the Welsh Government - our area of charitable remit is Wales.

We work to raise awareness of children and young people's need and right to play and to promote good practice at every level of decision making and in every place where children might play. We provide advice and guidance to support all those who have an interest in, or responsibility for providing for children's play so that one day Wales will be a place where we recognise and provide well for every child's play needs.

Our vision

A future where play is respected for its critical importance to childhood.

Our mission

Advocating for a play friendly Wales and championing children’s right to play.

Our work includes:

  • Policy: to work with individuals, organisations and networks to inform the development of policy and matters related to children’s play in Wales
  • Information service: to promote the value of children’s play in Wales through the provision of timely and current information to our stakeholders
  • Advice and support: to provide specialist knowledge regarding all issues about and affecting children’s play
  • Workforce development: to contribute to the professional development of the play and playwork workforces in Wales.


Play Wales impact report and annual reports

Play Wales is a registered charity, no. 1068926 and a company limited by guarantee, no. 3507258. Registered in Wales.

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