The first Wednesday in August is Playday - the national day for play! This year it falls on the 5th August, so keep it free and get involved! For ideas check out our Wild Time app, or Wild Time Ideas pages. And why not get friends involved too...

Special events - take part!

Nation-wide screenings of our Project Wild Thing film Play England and The Wild Network are hosting a Project Wild Thing mass screening! Get involved and you could screen the film in your community, as part of your Play Day celebrations! Then, just switch off your TV set and go out and do something less boring instead! (Thanks to Why Don't You! Google it ;-)

The Free Time Consortium and The Wild Network are hosting a nationwide screening of Project Wild Thing on national play day. There are 21 Free Time Consortium partners supporting screenings in 20 locations that reach from Newquay to North Tyneside!

This is where they are all showing the film:


          A Community Centre in North Shields

          A Play Bus in Liverpool

          Door 84 Youth Club in York

          The Great Outdoors Workshop at Lickey Hills

          Horticultural College In Kingsheath

          Scrap Cinema in Milton Keynes

          A street in Hertfordshire

          A Heritage Centre in Blackheath

          The UK’s first and only dedicated parkour/free running centre in London Docklands

          Paradise Park Children’s Centre in Islington with Bob Hughes chairing Q&A 

          An Athletics Ground in Hillingdon             

          An Adventure Playground in Hackney with film maker David Bond and Nicola Butler, Chair of Play England       

          A park in Oxfordshire                     

          A University Lecture Theatre in Gloucestershire                

          Two front rooms in Bristol            

          Head Quarters of Yeo Valley Yoghurt      

          A World Café in Torbay  

          Play Day on the Plymouth Hoe   

          The Boardmasters Surfing competition, Newquay         


You too can host a screening on any day! Check out our page on how to host a screening.

What is Play Day? 

On Playday thousands of children and their families get out to play at hundreds of community events across the UK. From small-scale events to thousands of children taking over Trafalgar Square – Playday is celebrated by each community in a way that suits them. As well as a celebration of children's right to play, Playday is a campaign that highlights the importance of play in children’s lives. 

Playday is coordinated by Play England, Play Wales, Play Scotland and PlayBoard Northern Ireland. Find out more about Playday



August 05, 2015 at 12am - August 06, 2015
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