Welcome to the Playful Childhoods blog

Our blog introduces news and stories from people with something to say about play, letting us hear about play from different perspectives. You will find articles and short videos from children and teenagers, parents, people who work with children, researchers and academics.

Our blog is relevant and up to date, sharing news and updates. It is seasonal too with ideas for the summer holidays and how to play conkers in the autumn, for example. You’ll find supportive tips and playful ideas, information and resources.

It includes articles written by guests, people such as parents and professionals with knowledge and experience, who share their understanding about children’s play.

Do you have an idea for a blog? Get in touch with us and we’ll try our best to make it happen.

Playful walks

Playful walks

Playday 2024 events

Playday 2024 events

Fun in the playground storybook

Fun in the playground storybook

Preparing our children to play out safely without supervision – a parent’s perspective

Easy, stress-free outdoor play ideas

Simple ways to play at home

Children and teenagers can have their say through the Welsh Youth Parliament

Playing in the winter is brrrr-illiant!

Autumn – the season for play

Our Mission

Our mission. To help adults give children a happy, healthy childhood through play. Every day.

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