Today is Playday, the annual day for play in the UK. It’s a day to recognise and celebrate the importance of playing on Playday and every day.

Happy Playday message:

How can my family get involved in Playday 2020?

We are calling on you all – children, parents and community members – to join us to celebrate children’s right to play, from your doorsteps. Clap, cheer, bang pots and pans, and generally Make a Big Noise for Playday at 2:00pm today.

Everyday Freedoms Everyday Adventures
This year’s Playday highlights the importance of giving children the freedom to play and have adventures. Playday 2020 focuses on how playing can help children make sense of the world around them and support them through times of stress and uncertainty.

  • Playing is fun and is central to children’s happiness
  • Playing helps children’s physical, mental and emotional health and well-being
  • Playing helps children to cope with stress and anxiety
  • Playing supports children to develop confidence, creativity and problem-solving skills
  • Playing contributes to children’s learning and development.

More information about Playday

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