Summer Of Play

Get involved in this year’s Summer of Play!

PlayBoard NI has joined with other organisations across the UK to call for children’s play to be prioritised this summer to repair some of the damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic on children’s well-being. Summer of Play campaigners including charities, businesses and child development experts are asking organisations to pledge to support a Summer Of Play to help bolster children’s mental and physical health as the Covid-19 restrictions ease.

Play is vital for children’s physical and mental health and development, yet coronavirus restrictions have greatly restricted children’s access to play and outdoor activities. It is hoped that this campaign will help children recover from the impact of repeated lockdowns and give those who’ve been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic the opportunities they need to play and have fun.

Pledge your Support

Pledge your support for children to have space and time for play this summer by supporting fun, friends and freedom! Organisations and individuals can pledge support and find out more about the Summer of Play campaign at Get involved and show your support on social media using #SummerOfPlay and #FunFriendsFreedom.

Summer of Play Challenge

To help children and young people enjoy a summer of play this year, PlayBoard is sharing the Summer of Play Challenge! The challenge is a list of the top 20 fun activities to try this summer (as voted for by our followers) – tick them off to keep a record of a fun summer of play!

Download PlayBoard’s Summer of Play challenge at

Play Matters!