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The Play Strategy

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Fun and exciting opportunities to play are at the heart of a happy, healthy and enjoyable childhood.

Better outdoor play opportunities are good for children, good for families and good for communities.

Time and space to play safely is integral to our ambition to make England the best country in the world for children and young people to grow up – it is vital to children’s physical, emotional, social and educational development.

Our vision, backed by an investment of £235 million, is to make sure that every residential area has a variety of high-quality places for all children to play safely and free of charge. This is a direct response to demands from children, young people and their families for better play facilities in every area.



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