Making community events playful by Play Wales

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Exciting events are taking place in Britain this summer, with many communities getting together and celebrating by organising street parties or other community events. These are ideal opportunities to meet with other people of all ages in a fun and friendly way within the neighbourhood – and to promote the importance of play at community events.

Ensuring that community events are playful means that children, young people and adults can meet and spend time alongside each other in a relaxed way. When children are given the opportunity to play they meet and get to know other children and adults in the neighbourhood, building familiarity, trust and a community spirit. This helps parents to gain confidence to allow children to play out at other times of the year.

Play Wales created this resource to advise on how to make community events playful.

Resource type: Toolkit