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 previews of Play Wales information sheets, magazine articles and other publications; as well as 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 Glyndŵr 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 

Developing and managing play spaces - community toolkit

Focus on play

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

Play for Wales magazine

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

The First Claim - desirable processes

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

The Venture: A Case Study of an Adventure Playground

Top tips

Use of school grounds for playing out of teaching hours

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