Playday 2021

London Adventure Play Awards 2021

Together A-Kart 2021

Camp Build 2021

Car Free Day

Play 52 special event

As the 2021 Summer of Play gets underway, pencil in a date with London Play and the latest instalment of the gripping Play 52 series.

Date: Wednesday 4 August 2021
Time and place: TBC


For other Play Day events check here

Current work
World Car Free Day on 22 September is the perfect opportunity to swap your car for a spacehopper and try out a play street on your road.
London Play events
In 2021, Camp Build will return to the forest, for an epic camp-to-end-all-camps! Having successfully taken Camp Build 'on Tour' in 2020 to adapt to the challenges wrought by the pandemic, this summer London Play will again run ‘build in the wild’ camps for 11-15-year olds who like building stuff, or want to learn how
London Play events
The London Adventure Play Awards recognise and celebrate great adventure play wherever it happens. As always, recognising and celebrating the special role of adventure playgrounds in children’s lives is the driving force behind this event, now in its 20th year.

FIND A PLACE TO PLAY

Click here to go to our play map and find adventure playgrounds, play streets and all our other favourite places to play in London.
VISIT OUR PLAY MAP

The London Adventure Play Awards recognise and celebrate great adventure play wherever it happens.

As always, recognising and celebrating the special role of adventure playgrounds in children’s lives is the driving force behind this event.

Award entries are in the form of short (2 mins max!) films made by children. Categories for adventure playgrounds, play streets and play schemes – full details and application forms to come.

We are looking forward to seeing the footage of a fantastic #summerofplay!

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: SEPTEMBER 2021

FREE AWARDS EVENT FOR ALL SHORTLISTED ENTRIES: OCTOBER HALF TERM 2021

Adventure play
OK, so WE KNOW that adventure playgrounds are worth their weight in gold. Our Play Works project (2015-20) supported play workers to make sure they had the evidence to convince potential funders of the same.
London Play events
In 2021, Camp Build will return to the forest, for an epic camp-to-end-all-camps! Having successfully taken Camp Build 'on Tour' in 2020 to adapt to the challenges wrought by the pandemic, this summer London Play will again run ‘build in the wild’ camps for 11-15-year olds who like building stuff, or want to learn how

FIND A PLACE TO PLAY

Click here to go to our play map and find adventure playgrounds, play streets and all our other favourite places to play in London.
VISIT OUR PLAY MAP

We are making sure that London kids don’t miss out on the chance to build and race go karts this summer. Our whatever-happens-with-covid friendly ‘Together A-Kart’ format has been tried and tested to great success in 2020 as this film shows!

Where: At an adventure playground near you
When: Tuesday 27Thursday 29 July 2021


The London Play team will be visiting three adventure playgrounds over three days, with two teams at each site given a pile of wood, wheels and some metal bits along with a few tools – and four hours to build a go kart from scratch. Then, they will race!

There are thrills, spills and a ridiculous amount of fun – so get in touch to let us know if your adventure playground is up for it.

We are very grateful for the generous sponsorship of the Henry Surtees Foundation in making this event possible. See you out there!

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London Play events
The London Adventure Play Awards recognise and celebrate great adventure play wherever it happens. As always, recognising and celebrating the special role of adventure playgrounds in children’s lives is the driving force behind this event, now in its 20th year.
London Play in the news
London Play has joined academics and other play campaigners in calling on the government to support 'a summer of play' to help children recover from the stress of lockdown and a year of Covid upheaval.

FIND A PLACE TO PLAY

Click here to go to our play map and find adventure playgrounds, play streets and all our other favourite places to play in London.
VISIT OUR PLAY MAP

In the summer of 2021, Camp Build will return to the forest, for an epic camp to end all camps!

Debden House Camping
Epping Forest, London
Saturday 7 – Sunday 15 August, 2021


Having successfully taken Camp Build ‘on Tour’ in 2020 to adapt to covid times, this summer London Play will again run ‘build in the wild’ camps for 11-15-year olds who like building stuff (go-karts, tree-houses, ramps etc.), or want to learn how to.

The final camp will run over a week in August in Epping Forest, and welcome several groups for overnight stays.

Thanks to the Mayor’s Young London Inspired Fund, places for children and young people are free, and their playworkers are also funded.

For more information click here. Unfortunately places on these camps are already fully booked but to register your interest in case this changes, please email us today.

London Play events
27-29 July 2021: As in 2020, this year's Together A-Kart will be bringing the excitement of London Play's two annual hotly-anticipated build and race go kart events to a playground near you!
London Play events
Bring back lockdown! But only the best bits of course. Open your street for play and come together with your neighbours to celebrate and recover after the last year of isolation. We can help so get in touch now.

FIND A PLACE TO PLAY

Click here to go to our play map and find adventure playgrounds, play streets and all our other favourite places to play in London.
VISIT OUR PLAY MAP

Bring back lockdown! (but only the best bits, of course)

Open your street for play, and come together with your neighbours on Car Free Day this September to celebrate freedom and togetherness.

Where? On your street!
When:  September 2021 (Sunday tbc)


Over the last difficult year, many have come to see the streets where they live through new eyes. The importance of good relationships with neighbours, safe and clean local spaces and the benefits of less traffic have become very apparent.

Car Free Day is a great opportunity to celebrate the silver linings of the pandemic. Run a trial play street, launch a new regular play street, add a special extra date to your existing play street; or just have a street party. However you choose to make it happen, just seize the day and see how that space outside your door can come alive with community spirit when the cars stop for a while.

We can help! Get in touch to find out how to make it happen in your borough.

Contact info@londonplay.org.uk

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London Play events
The London Adventure Play Awards recognise and celebrate great adventure play wherever it happens. As always, recognising and celebrating the special role of adventure playgrounds in children’s lives is the driving force behind this event, now in its 20th year.
London Play events
27-29 July 2021: As in 2020, this year's Together A-Kart will be bringing the excitement of London Play's two annual hotly-anticipated build and race go kart events to a playground near you!

FIND A PLACE TO PLAY

Click here to go to our play map and find adventure playgrounds, play streets and all our other favourite places to play in London.
VISIT OUR PLAY MAP