Child aged 10.
Play is what I do when everyone stops telling me what to do.
Play is an essential aspect of children’s development, culture and quality of life. It can take place anywhere: at home; in a park or playground; at school; in a playgroup; or simply enjoying a game of avoiding the cracks in the pavement whilst walking to school! Children can and do seek out opportunities to play and are endlessly inventive.
Our aim is to make sure that all children who play in the borough have access to quality play opportunities.
To support this, the borough has:
We carried out a survey in 2011 where you told us about what you think about play and play provision in the borough. This was part of a review of our play strategy, and as a result we have identified four main areas which will shape our play pledges for 2011-12.
Updated: 4 March 2014