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In this section you will find information about webinars, workshops and conferences organised by Play Wales.

 

We will also share information about events that are relevant to the play and playwork workforces that are being run by other organisations. This does not mean that Play Wales endorses these events.

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Play Wales events

See our upcoming events here. Follow the links for more information and to book a space.

Play Wales Event

Playworkers Forum 2024 Playworkers Forum 2024

Location

Willow Globe, Rhayader, Powys

Date & Time

03-04/07/2024 /

Cost

£55

A two-day, residential playwork training event under canvas that gives playworkers the opportunity to learn from each other and experienced playwork trainers

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Play Wales national conference 2024 Play Wales national conference 2024

Location

Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

Date & Time

21/11/2024 /

Save the date for our annual conference, taking place in November 2024.

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Events organised by others

Events that may be of interest to the play and playwork workforces. Follow the links for more information.

Events

National Children’s Day UK 2024 National Children’s Day UK 2024

Location

Throughout the UK

Date & Time

12/05/2024 /

This is a national day of celebrating children and raising awareness of the need to protect children and young people's rights.

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Events

Influential speakers – importance of the Welsh language in the EYCC sector Influential speakers – importance of the Welsh language in the EYCC sector

Location

Online

Date & Time

20/05/2024 / 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Cost

Free

Come and hear from inspirational speakers about the importance of the Welsh language in early years and childcare

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Climate Change and Play Climate Change and Play

Location

Online

Date & Time

22/05/2024 / 4:30pm

Cost

Free

This free online event is accessible to members of the International Play Association, including members of IPR Cymru Wales.

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Playthings and Playtimes – An International Symposium on the Material Culture of Play Playthings and Playtimes – An International Symposium on the Material Culture of Play

Location

Online and in-person at University of Sussex – Arts 108, BN1 9RH

Date & Time

23/05/2024 / 9:30am - 5:30pm

Cost

Free

This is a free one-day academic symposium aimed at those with an interest in play research.

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Events

Playwork Campference 2024: Istanbul Playwork Campference 2024: Istanbul

Location

Superpool near Şile, Istanbul, Türkiye

Date & Time

24-27/05/2024 /

Cost

Dependent on location and accommodation needs. Includes all meals

A three-day conference including camping, aimed at playwork students and playworkers

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Events

As safe as necessary, not as safe as possible As safe as necessary, not as safe as possible

Location

Online

Date & Time

27/05/2024 / 4:30pm

Cost

Free

This free online event is accessible to members of the International Play Association, including members of IPR Cymru Wales.

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Playing with Children’s Health? – A new policy campaign Playing with Children’s Health? – A new policy campaign

Location

Online

Date & Time

28/05/2024 / 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Cost

Free

This webinar will introduce Starlight Children's Foundation's new campaign to advocate for children's play in UK Government health and healthcare policy.

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Events

6th Philosophy of Play Conference 6th Philosophy of Play Conference

Location

Faculty of Education, Complutense University, Madrid, Spain

Date & Time

3-5/06/2024 /

Cost

€75 to €200

Save the date for this 6th international conference, which is all about ‘Postcolonial Approaches to Play Theories and Practices’.

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Events

gofod3 gofod3

Location

Cardiff City Stadium, Leckwith Rd, Cardiff

Date & Time

05-06-2024 /

Cost

tbc

gofod3 is designed especially for people involved in Welsh voluntary organisations.

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Events

Children’s Rights and Participation for Children Under 11 Children’s Rights and Participation for Children Under 11

Location

Online

Date & Time

06/06/2024 / 10:00am - 4:00pm

Cost

£0

The course will set out the theoretical and legislative framework for children's participation in Wales.

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Events

International Day of Play International Day of Play

Location

Worldwide

Date & Time

11/06/2024 /

Cost

£0

International Day of Play is a global day of celebrating children’s right to play and its importance for their wellbeing.

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Events

DARPL National Leadership Conference DARPL National Leadership Conference

Location

Venue Cymru, Llandudno, North Wales

Date & Time

20/06/2024 / 9:00pm – 5:00pm

Cost

Free

This free conference is aimed at leaders in childcare, playwork and early years, post-16 education, youth work or within schools.

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Events

Early Years and Children’s Rights Early Years and Children’s Rights

Location

Online

Date & Time

27/06/2024 / 10:00am - 4:00pm

Cost

£0

This course is aimed at practitioners working with children under seven years old or with their families in a range of settings.

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Events

Raising awareness of safeguarding children and young people Raising awareness of safeguarding children and young people

Location

Online

Date & Time

04/07/2024 / 9.30am - 12.30pm

Cost

£65

A training course aimed at Group A practitioners – all staff who join a public or voluntary sector organisation or agency in Wales.

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Events

Playday 2024 Playday 2024

Location

Across the UK

Date & Time

07-08-2024 /

Cost

£0

The annual day for play in the UK.

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Events

Raising awareness of safeguarding children and young people Raising awareness of safeguarding children and young people

Location

Online

Date & Time

15/10/2024 / 9.30am - 12.30pm

Cost

£65

A training course aimed at Group A practitioners – all staff who join a public or voluntary sector organisation or agency in Wales.

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Events

Early Years and Children’s Rights Early Years and Children’s Rights

Location

Online

Date & Time

17/10/2024 / 10:00am - 4:00pm

Cost

£0

This course is aimed at practitioners working with children under seven years old or with their families in a range of settings.

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Events

Raising awareness of safeguarding children and young people Raising awareness of safeguarding children and young people

Location

Online

Date & Time

04/12/2024 / 9.30am - 12.30pm

Cost

£65

A training course aimed at Group A practitioners – all staff who join a public or voluntary sector organisation or agency in Wales.

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Playful Childhoods

Play Wales’ Playful Childhoods campaign aims to help parents, carers and community groups provide more opportunities for children to play at home and in their neighbourhoods.

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