Publications

Play Wales produces publications that raise awareness about children and young people's play and good practice guidelines in providing for it. We publish books, a magazine and information sheets on a wide range of topics.

We provide an enhanced publications service for members including bi-monthly ebulletins with news, funding, research and new publications; previews of Play Wales information sheets, magazine articles and other publications; access to our responses to consultations. 

The Play Wales Library is based in our office in Cardiff Bay. We also have a smaller collection of reference books and resources in the Glynd┼Ár University library in Wrexham. We believe it is the most comprehensive collection of books on children's play and play provision in Wales.

Current publications 

Play for Wales magazine 

Developing and managing play spaces - community toolkit

The First Claim ... a framework for playwork quality assessment

The First Claim - desirable processes 

The Venture: A Case Study of an Adventure Playground 

Use of school grounds for playing out of teaching hours

Managing Risk in Play Provision: Implementation guide

Good practice guide for play and early years: Developing and managing Gypsy and Traveller sites

Resources for playing – providing loose parts to support children’s play

Focus on play