Play Day History
Play Day encourages children and teenagers to go outside and play. This day aims to highlight the benefits of outdoor play and its necessity for healthy development. It aims to help students and adults understand the benefits of outdoor activity on physical and mental health. This day urges families and carers to support children in their play by providing them with fun and safe ways to do so.
Play Day was founded in 1986 by playworkers Mick Conway, Paul Bonel, and Kim Holdaway. It is observed annually on the first Wednesday in August.
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