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Children’s opportunities to play outdoors are 'postcode lottery'

The Government’s Levelling Up agenda must ensure equal access to public play spaces throughout the UK, says report

09 February 2022

 

Access to public play spaces in the UK is unfair and unequal, according to new research.  A Freedom of Information survey carried out by the Association of Play Industries (API) has revealed that some UK regions have almost five times the free-to-access play provision of others.

The API’s Equal Play campaign is calling for "ring-fenced central government funding for play, to enable local authorities to provide EVERY child with a safe, high-quality playground nearby".

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