Leading The Play Agenda

Leading the play agenda

PlayBoard NI – The Lead Organisation In Play

PlayBoard strives to be an effective, innovative and responsive organisation, which brings evidence-based intelligence and best practice together to empower our members, children and young people, parents, communities and individuals, while influencing continuous improvement in the delivery of play services through a combination of:

  • Service delivery and development

  • Campaigning and lobbying

  • Research, evaluation and awareness raising

  • Working in partnership with others to put play on the agenda

  • Promoting best practice in play and playwork

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Play is fundamental to a healthy, happy childhood and PlayBoard is committed to developing quality play opportunities that improve children and young people’s lives by delivering inspiring projects that make a real difference across Northern Ireland providing a lasting impact.

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Membership is free and open to all with an interest in play and our work

Take action to protect the child’s right to play – become a PlayBoard member

Membership is free and open to all with an interest in play and our work


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PlayBoard NI

We believe in a world where everyone can freely play and with your support we will work every day to achieve this.

  • Leaders in children and young people’s play services

  • Leaders in providing and improving opportunities for play

  • Over 1700 members from 18 countries around the world

  • Authoritative voice for play in Northern Ireland

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“I loved the drumming and dancing. I loved the clay and making flags, and I love being a play champion!”


“It’s great to see free play with little structure. With more cars on the road there is less play out on the streets, it is nice to see they are being given a safe place to play freely.”


“Taking part in PlayBoard training has allowed me to come out of my comfort zone and helped me to understand how to engage with young people.”


“Excellent training. The pace and delivery were absolutely spot on, it was engaging, interactive and very useful. Staff all came away thoroughly motivated and inspired! Really first-class training!”

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