Our range of publications raises awareness about the importance of play for children and teenagers. These resources also offer good practice guidelines on a variety of topics about providing opportunities to play. They are aimed at everyone who has an interest in, or responsibility for, children’s play.
In this section you can find our resources. They include toolkits, guidance, information sheets, top tips, and more.
We haven’t added every resource yet – if you’re looking for a Play Wales publication and can’t find it here, please get in touch.
Report | 29.11.2023Ministerial Review of Play Steering Group Report – A Play Wales summary
A summary of the Ministerial Review of Play Steering Group Report.
Resources Library | 22.11.2023What children say about play in Wales 2022
A research report of information from surveys completed by children in Wales as part of the 2022 Play Sufficiency Assessments
Research | 06.06.2023Briefing – Playing and being well: a relational capability approach
Introduction to recent research into children’s play, social policy and practice, with a focus on Wales.
Information sheet | 16.05.2023Play: Mental health and wellbeing
An info sheet about how play contributes to children and teenagers' mental health and emotional wellbeing.
Information sheet | 18.04.2023The Play Satisfaction Survey: A guide to using it locally
An info sheet to support local authorities in consulting with children as part of their Play Sufficiency Duty requirements.
Information sheet | 18.04.2023The Playwork Principles – an overview
An info sheet providing an overview of the Playwork Principles, which establish the professional and ethical framework for playwork.
Top tips | 18.04.2023Top tips for reflective practice
Top tips for making reflective practice as effective and useful as possible to support ongoing learning as part of playwork practice.
Top tips | 18.04.2023Top tips for Outdoor Classroom Day
Top tips for making Outdoor Classroom Day a day full of opportunities to play.
Top tips | 18.04.2023Top tips – fundraising
Top tips for raising money to support play projects.
Top tips | 18.04.2023Top tips for celebrating Playday
Top tips for giving children plenty of time, space and freedom to play on Playday.
Top tips | 18.04.2023Top tips – play and risk
Top tips for supporting children’s need to take risks when they play.
Playful Childhoods is a campaign that aims to help parents and carers give children time, space and support to play at home and in their local community.