Mailing List

Below are links to national play organisations, play associations in Wales and national organisations relating to play. 

National Play Organisations

Play Wales - An independent charity and national play organisation promoting and supporting the right to play of all children in Wales

Play England - Works to give children and young people in England regular access to free, inclusive, local play provision and play space

PlayBoard Northern Ireland - The leading agency for the development and promotion of children and young people's play in Northern Ireland

Play Scotland - Works to promote the importance of play for all children and young people, and campaigns to create increased play opportunities in the community


Play Associations - Wales 

Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan - Re-create

Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire - Purple Routes Play Project

Ceredigion - RAY Ceredigion Child's Play Project


National Organisations

Children in Wales - The national umbrella organisation for those working with children and young people in Wales

Children's Links - Committed to improving the life experiences of children, young people and their families

Child Rights Information Network - Campaigns for children’s rights

Children’s Commissioner for Wales - Advocates for children’s rights and protection in Wales

Children’s Commissioner for England - Promotes the views and best interests of children and young people in England

Children in England - Aims to create a fairer world for children, young people and families by championing the voluntary organisations which work on their behalf in England 

Children in Northern Ireland - Regional umbrella organisation for the children's sector in Northern Ireland

Children in Scotland - The national agency for voluntary, statutory and professional organisations and individuals working with children and their families in Scotland

Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids' Clubs - Promotes, develops and supports quality, affordable, accessible out of school childcare clubs across Wales

Fields in Trust (FIT) - Aims to ensure that everyone has access to free, local outdoor spaces for sport, play and recreation

Free Play Network - Network of individuals and organisations committed to promoting free play opportunities for children

International Council for Children’s Play - The ICCP's aim is to promote research on children's play and toys

International Play Association (IPA) - An international non-governmental organisation. IPA’s purpose is to protect, preserve and promote the child’s right to play as a fundamental human right

IPA Scotland - The Scotland branch of the International Play Association (IPA)

Kids - National organisation that supports and promotes the rights of disabled children

Learning through Landscapes (LTL) - Aims to enable children to connect with nature, be more active, be more engaged with their learning, develop their social skills and have fun

Mudiad Ysgolion Meithrin - Aims to give every young child in Wales the opportunity to benefit from early years services and experiences through the medium of Welsh

National Children’s Bureau (NCB) - National charity which supports children, young people, families and those who work with them

NICMA - Promotes quality home based childcare and learning

Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People - Safeguards and promotes the rights and best interests of children and young people

Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People - aims to ensure that all children and young people in Scotland have their rights respected

SkillsActive - The sector skills council for playwork in the UK

Wales Pre-School Providers Association (WPPA) - provides pre-school care and education in Wales


Magazines and journals

American Journal of Play


International Journal of Play

Play for Wales 


Mailing List