What We Do

PlayBoard work to raise awareness of the importance of play and to enhance children and young people’s access to quality play opportunities across Northern Ireland, and increasingly in the Republic of Ireland.

This we achieve by:

  • Working to influence government policy as it relates to play at NI Executive level

  • Developing focused play strategies and play investment plans for councils with a view to better meeting play need for all children and young people

  • Delivering bespoke play training sessions to a range of audiences and organisations including councils, schools, community groups and youth service providers

  • Delivering community play programmes which provide children with direct access to quality play activities within their local area

  • Delivering focused play enhancement programmes within schools which aim to make better use of school grounds to offer pupils more innovative, creative and active play opportunities, and

  • Supporting the School Age Childcare sector by providing guidance on how play can be enhanced with after-school settings.

In this section of the website you will find more detail on the range of services we offer, many of which can be tailored to meet the specific needs of individual organisations and communities.