National Playday 2022

Let's celebrate National Playday, Wednesday 3 August 2022.

children on top of a large blue and green padded sculpture

There’s lots to do this National Playday!

We have our free Summer Family Activities: Play Stations in The Space downstairs.

Our amazing exhibitions Assemble + Schools of Tomorrow: The Place We Imagine and Meriem Bennani: Life on the CAPS.

Subtle Play interventions around the building, plus we have our Family Explorer sensory bags for you to enjoy.

We will be handing out a free pack of chalks to all our workshop families on National Playday to take home, a gentle protest to taking over spaces.

Take a look at what you can do on your street here Coming out to Play?

a child sticking drawings up on a wall
black text on a white background reads "when did you last play? draw, write or tell somebody..."
people going down a large red slide
blue green and yellow tape in a zig zag on a concrete floor and wall
black text on a white background reads "find a new and exciting space to play"
a woman sits in her doorway watching her child play with paint with another woman who is reading a storybook expressively
black text on a white background reads "Play really big"
Two children raising a giant inflatable ball onto a structure

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