Inclusive Play Design

“Accessible and inclusive play spaces make a hugely important contribution to local communities as welcoming, social gathering places. They should be recognised as important community assets, promoting health, well-being and a sense of community.”

Maree Todd, MSP

Minister for Children and Young People


“Accessible and inclusive environments and facilities must be made available to children with disabilities to enable them to enjoy their rights under article 31…as equal and active participants in play, recreation and cultural and artistic life.”

General Comment 17, UNCRC

Inspiring Inclusive Play Design

The Inspiring Inclusive Play Design is a summary of the principles and standards of inclusion relating to play. This literature review identifies what is currently available and draws primarily on documents published by the national play sector organisations: PlayBoard NI, Play England, Play Scotland and Play Wales. Play Scotland produced this report for the UK Children’s Play Policy Forum (CPPF). Overall we found the resources reviewed provide a rich source of information and guidance on the principles and practice of developing inclusive play spaces. Further work in this area is on-going through the CPPF.