Key findings from our play report
Working with experts in the field, we’ve launched a report titled ‘From Placemaking to Playmaking: Encouraging Community Play across the UK’.
Our research has found children play outside for two thirds less time, on average, than their parents’ generation. Ahead of the summer school holidays, the survey of 2,000 parents revealed the decline in outdoor play has raised concerns. Most commonly that their child spends too long on social media (36%), and not having enough safe spaces near their property to play (27%). Three quarters (73%) of parents also state roads are too dangerous now to consider sending them outside to play.
Hear from Professor Helen Dodd, Kevin Parker, Group Master Planning Director as well as Tim Gill, and Marianne Mannello from Play Wales.
...And not forgetting our wonderful runners up
By listening to the real experts – children themselves – we can ensure the play equipment and spaces we design are used frequently and enjoyed by the local community for many years to come.
Show us your skills to win play equipment for you and your community. One lucky individual will win a £500 sports voucher or enter as a team to win £750. You can enter the competition by filming your skills and tagging us on social with #RedrowBallGameChallenge.
Or send us your video via email Good luck! See terms & conditions.
Outdoor games for all the family
Keep kids entertained this summer
Activity ideas for holidays at home
To celebrate National Playday on 2nd August, we’re running a series of play events at selected developments nationwide from the 29th of July to the 6th August 2023.
Find your nearest development and bring your children along for lots of summer fun. They’ll each receive their own play pack and have the opportunity to try some new games, all while you enjoy the refreshments (and a quick tour of the show homes!).