Playday, the national day for play is held on the first Wednesday in August (this year Wednesday 6th). National Playday came about in 1987 after cuts to play centres and adventure playgrounds in London and started with just a few events in the capital.
It went national in 1991 and in 2013 there were more than 850 events across the country.
This year there are more events planned to celebrate playtime, so get involved and spend the day playing with your kids! To help get you in the mood for playing, we’ve found some of the best free adventure playgrounds across the UK where you can take your family to play. Continue reading →
Keeping the kids entertained for the long summer holidays can seem like a daunting task, especially if it rains more often than we’d like and you’re stuck looking for wet weather activities. It can also get pretty expensive if you’re constantly paying for activities, trips and snacks.
But the UK has so much to offer both adults and children that you can see all sorts of fascinating places for very little. Why not spend the day exploring one of the UK’s best free museums? And if you travel by train you can save even more (and get epoints too).