Playday will be celebrated across the UK on Wednesday 4 August. The theme for this year’s Playday is Summer of Play.

The Playday 2021 theme recognises the challenges children and young people have faced over the past year and the need to enjoy time for play free of restrictions, with their friends, having fun. PlayBoard, along with Play England, Play Wales and Play Scotland, is encouraging families, carers, and communities to help children enjoy a Summer of Play.

There are new posters available for 2021 to help you celebrate Playday. Go to to download.

We are looking forward to hearing about the creative ways you plan to celebrate a Summer of Play and Playday in your community.

For more on Playday go to and follow Playday on Facebook and Twitter. Share your plans using the hashtags #Playday2021 and #SummerOfPlay. 

Playday is coordinated by Play England, Play Wales, Play Scotland and PlayBoard Northern Ireland.