Make a Big Noise for Playday – 5 August 2020


Playday is the national day for play in the UK, celebrated this year on Wednesday 5 August. The theme for 2020 is Everyday Freedoms Everyday Adventures.

Big Playday events aren’t being held this year. So, we need your help to celebrate Playday in your community.

We are calling on families, carers, and communities across the UK to join the celebration of play from your doorsteps and clap, cheer, bang pots and pans, and generally Make a Big Noise for Playday at 2:00pm on Wednesday 5 August!

Go to to download a postcard to share with your neighbours and a colouring poster to display in your windows, to show your support for every child’s right to play.


Get involved using #Playday2020


Children & Young People Survey – Impact Of Covid-19


Calling all children and young people aged 5-18 across Northern Ireland – your voice matters!


At PlayBoard we know how important play is to children. We also know that Covid-19 has turned our world upside down. We want to make things better for you, especially as we begin to do the things we used to do, but maybe in slightly different ways.


We want to know what you think, because you matter and your play experiences matter too!


Once you tell us we will make sure that the people in charge (the government) know what you think about these important things. Don’t worry – we won’t tell them who you are, just what you think so you can tell us whatever you feel without being worried.


You can take part in the survey at where you can also upload a story, poem, drawing, photo etc. if you would like to share your thoughts or the things you have been getting up to during lockdown that way.


As a thank you for taking part we will be holding a prize draw with the winner getting a special playful prize.