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. 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 celebrating children's right to play, Playday is a campaign that highlights the importance of play in children’s lives. 

This year Play England and The Wild Network are hosting a Project Wild Thing mass screening! The day is looking great so far- with a number of screenings in an assortment of quirky venues, ranging from a scrap cinema to someone’s front room!

It’s not too late to get involved- you too could screen the film in your community (or your living room!) as part of your Playday celebrations! Then, just switch off your TV set and go out and do something less boring instead! (Didn't get that witty reference? Here's the Wikipedia page...)

Check out our page on how to host a screening - and make sure you tell us it's for National Playday in the comments box!

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


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