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Date updated: 15/03/2023


Play is essential for children’s development and wellbeing.

Through play, children can:

  • Keep active and healthy
  • Develop motor skills, flexibility and balancing skills
  • Mix with young people of a range of ages and backgrounds
  • Develop social skills and make friends
  • Learn about the world around them
  • Encounter and learn about risk
  • Build confidence
  • Be creative and develop their imagination
  • Solve problems and make decisions
  • Build self-esteem
  • Develop language skills
  • Have fun!