Play in a Pandemic 

“During times of crisis, play has a significant therapeutic role helping children recover a sense of normality and joy”  – International Play Association


Stay Safe and Stay Positive

Vale Play Team would like to congratulate you on how well you are doing. We know that this is a challenging time and hope you are all staying safe and staying positive.


To thank you for supporting our team, we have made a printable certificate of appreciation. You can download your copy here, print it off and decorate it.




Play in a Pandemic

After weeks in lockdown, with parks and schools closed, and trips out of the house limited to an hour a day for most, we want to know how these changes impacted on your play experiences.

We would love to hear about the part play has had in your family’s life during this pandemic.


Play in a Pandemic Survey



Play. Have Your Say.

Now, more than ever, we would love to hear your thoughts on our service.

If your child/ren attended play provision during 2019 – 2020, please take the time to complete our short surveys:



Healthy, Active and At Home

Our Healthy, Active and At Home ideas offer low-cost, no-cost ideas to keep you healthy, active and having fun whilst at home.



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We know that play has played a vital role in supporting families during this time. We also know that families will have engaged in lots of play together. We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to be a part of Vale Play Forum.


Vale Play Forum will be a platform for those who are passionate about play to:

  • Share Ideas

  • Access Play Equipment

  • Develop Training Opportunities

  • Identify Funding Sources


If you are a play-minded individual and would like to join in on conversations about play in the Vale, please email


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