The national day for play.
A celebration of children’s right to play & a campaign to highlight the importance of play in children’s lives.
The theme for this year’s Playday is …
Playing on a shoestring – making every day an adventure.
This year’s theme focuses on the everyday low-cost or no-cost play adventures that children can enjoy at home, in settings, and in our communities.
Play opportunities don’t need to involve expensive activities, costly toys, or trips to far-off destinations. It is often the simplest ideas, the free and found opportunities, which offer the most fun, and are the most developmentally beneficial for children and young people.
- Play is essential at all ages and stages of childhood, and is particularly important during times of crisis.
- Play helps children and young people make sense of the world around them, deal with challenges, and build resilience.
- Play is fun, enabling children and young people to make friends, blow off steam, and cope with stress and anxiety.
- Play is vital for children and young people’s health, happiness, and skills development including creativity, imagination, and sense of adventure.
Make this Playday, and every day, an adventure!