Playday is an annual UK celebration of children's right to play, that always falls on the first Wednesday in August. Each year there is a theme that highlights a particular issue or aspect of children's play.

At Play Wales we see Playday as an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of children's play and the need for quality play provision every day of the year in all areas of Wales. On previous Playdays we have given radio and television interviews and supplied copy to newspapers and periodicals. We represent Wales on the Playday Steering Group.

The Playday campaign is coordinated by Play England, Play Wales, Play Scotland and PlayBoard Northern Ireland.

Playday 2017 will take place on Wednesday 2 August. 

Coming soon ... Playday 2017 theme! 

Other resources 

These resources were produced for past Playday campaigns but may still be useful for this year's event planning.

Get organised guide (2010)

Playday - Your guide to holding an inclusive event

Playday event planning checklist